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Vietnam and Malaysia exchange Memorandum of Understanding on labour

24/03/2022

Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung exchanged “the Memorandum of Understanding on recruitment, employment and labour repatriation between the Government of the Republic of Vietnam and the Government of Malaysia" with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysian Saifuddin Abdullah, on March 21, Under the witness of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Sri bin Yaakob.

This MOU is a continuation of the first one on recruitment of Vietnamese workers between the two Government signed in December 2003 and renewed in August 2015.

Since then, about 100,000 Vietnamese workers have come to work in Malaysia.
Currently, there are about 8,000 Vietnamese workers working legally in Malaysia, concentrating mostly in manufacturing and construction sectors, the others in the service sector, agriculture…
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The third MOU is an important milestone for the good human resource cooperation relationship over the past 20 years between the two Governments in general and the leaders of the Ministry of Labour- Invalids and Social Affairs and the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources in particular.
It is also the legal framework for recruiting Vietnamese workers to work in Malaysia.
Based on this MOU, the sending of Vietnamese workers to work in Malaysia will be closely implemented, and the management agencies of the two countries will coordinate more effectively.
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