Malaysia Says No To Foreign Front Of House

16th January 2008 (Last Updated January 16th, 2008 09:49)

The Malaysian Government plans to ban foreigners from working in front of house positions in the country's hotels. Tourism Ministry Secretary General Victor Wee says the move is aimed at stopping hotels relying on cheap foreign labour. "We want more Malaysians working as front

The Malaysian Government plans to ban foreigners from working in front of house positions in the country’s hotels.

Tourism Ministry Secretary General Victor Wee says the move is aimed at stopping hotels relying on cheap foreign labour.

“We want more Malaysians working as front liners in hotels instead of foreigners,” he says.

Wee says exceptions will be made for positions such as receptionists where foreign language skills are required.

Last week, the Malaysian Government said it will also ban foreigners from working in airports as porters, baggage handlers and even toilet cleaners in an effort to cut down on migrant workers and improve security.

By staff writer