Amendment to Section 2
“contractor for labour” means a person who contracts with a principal, contractor or sub-contractor to supply the labour required for the execution of the whole or any part of any work which a contractor or sub-contractor has contracted to carry out for a principal or contractor, as the case may be;’;
New section 33a
11. The principal Act is amended by inserting after section 33 the following section:
“Information relating to supply of employees
33a. (1) A contractor for labour who intends to supply or undertakes to supply any employee shall register with the Director General in the prescribed form within fourteen days before supplying the employee.
(2) If a contractor for labour referred to in subsection (1) supplies any employee, he shall keep or maintain one or more registers containing information regarding each employee supplied by him and shall make such registers available for inspection.
(3) A contractor for labour who—
(a) supplies his employee without registering with the Director General as required under subsection (1); or
(b) fails to keep or maintain any register, or make available any register for inspection as required under subsection (2),
commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand ringgit.”.
Our Deputy Prime Minister, after chairing the cabinet committee on foreign labour and illegal foreign workers, was reported in May 2010 as saying "We feel that employers are the people who should be responsible for their foreign workers. Outsourcing companies are only responsible for bringing them in. After that, employers must assume full responsibility."[i]The government of
[i] New Straits Times, 21/5/2010, Higher levies for foreign workers
Looks like the DPM was being dishonest...