QBN Malaysia October-December 2014

There are approximately 2.2 million documented and 1.3 million undocumented migrant workers in Malaysia – representing a third of the country’s total labour force. An estimated 40 per cent of these workers are women. Most migrants are employed in low-skilled and labour intensive jobs as ‘contract workers’. According to the Malaysian Investment Division Authority (MIDA), the electronics and electrical industry contributes to the country’s total manufacturing output (27 per cent), exports (49 per cent), and employment (33 per cent).

Presentation | 08 January 2015