When Malaysia’s second wave of Covid-19 infections hits: From migrant workers? Just like in Singapore except that ours would be a tsunami!


Published 27 Apr 2020, 11:09 pm
Modified 27 Apr 2020, 11:12 pm

The fake news claimed that: “According to data released by the Statistics Malaysia in 2019, the total number of legal and illegal foreign workers in Malaysia has reached 6.7 million.

“Of these, only about 2.7 million are legal foreign workers, and the other four million are illegal foreign workers.”

DOSM stressed that it had never released statistics on illegal foreign workers and warned the public to check and verify the news they received before sharing them.

The department said it had released its Labour Force Statistics (STB) preliminary data for 2019 on April 11, 2020, reporting that Malaysia’s labour force recorded 15.6 million people in 2019 compared to 15.3 million in 2018.

According to the STB 2019 preliminary findings, the national labour force statistics comprise 13.3 million citizens and 2.3 million non-citizens.

DOSM said the labour force statistics will be published in detail on April 29.




The migrant workers are starving. Thankfully, several organisations are bringing them daily food and supplies.





There are 2.2 million documented and 3.3 undocumented migrant workers.


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