2- Malaysian government make about RM2 billion per year from levy. Employers of migrant workers are required to pay an annual levy for each worker whereby the rates depend on the sector employed in – manufacturing(RM1,200), construction(RM1,200), plantation (RM540), agriculture (RM360), domestic help (RM360), services – welfare homes (RM600), services – island resorts (RM1,200), services –others (RM1,800). – Migrants in Malaysia – An Overview by Charles Hector, published in Praxis, the Chronicle of the Malaysian Bar, Jan-March 2012,.
4 - “…Remittance flows are the second largest source of external funding for developing countries, and in Malaysian more and more companies are getting into this business, and now there are 62 and all over the country there are about 1,800 places where one can transfer money. The estimated total remittance was RM36.5bil in 2009 and recorded a further 12% increase in the first three quarters of 2010” – Migrants in Malaysia – An Overview by Charles Hector, published first in Praxis, the Chronicle of the Malaysian Bar, Jan-March 2012[Ref also to Remittance business picks up steam(Star, 19/2/2011)]
4 - Outsourcing agents/companies – workers work for the factory, factory pays about RM50 to the ‘outsourcing agent’ for normal hours of work, and agent pays worker RM20, making about RM30 per day just for normal work. If there is overtime and work on rest days, even more. If they have 1,000 such workers, they make RM30,000 per day, and in a 26 day month that is about RM780,000-00, and in a year that is about RM9.35 million. So, with about 2 million migrant workers, that is at least RM1.9 billion for just parasiting on workers sweat ant toil– Migrants in Malaysia – An Overview by Charles Hector, published first in Praxis, the Chronicle of the Malaysian Bar, Jan-March 2012