Lower levy being looked into: Musa
Employers in foreign Sabah have been assured that the Federal Government is looking into their request for a reduction in the current levy on foreign workers. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman in giving the assurance, said the State Government has forwarded the request to the Federal Government for consideration. “I have talked to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and expressed our view on the matter they (Federal Government) are looking into it,” he said. Musa who was met after launching the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) Regional Conference 2008 yesterday, was asked to comment on the request by employers in Sabah for a 50 per cent reduction in the levy currently imposed on foreign workers. Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) President Datuk Seri Panglima Sari Nuar when requesting for the reduction, said it should be for all sectors. Over 20 countries in the world have foreign workers but none of the Governments has imposed a levy on these transient migrants, he said.