Connect with us


Employer Says Malaysians Lack Responsibility, Labour Shortage May Cause Factory Shut Down


Malaysian Furniture Factory May Shut Down Due To Shortage Of Labour - World Of Buzz

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Workers are without a doubt the backbone of the economy. While machines and robots may alleviate certain basic tasks in labour, humans will still have the expertise and skills to operate most machinery.

However, shortage of foreign labours in Malaysia in recent years have severely hampered the productivity of the manufacturing sector, especially in furniture production.

Malaysian Furniture Factory Shuts Down Due To Shortage Of Labour - World Of Buzz

Source: sinchew

“We wanted to hire Malaysian workers, but they lack the sense of responsibility, frequently apply for leave or absent to work, and unwilling to work overtime,” said Mr. Wong who’s been in the industry for 25 years.

Mr. Wong then added:

“Foreign labours strive to earn money. They are hardworking and willing to work overtime.”

However, due to the shortage of foreign labours, a furniture manufacturing factory in Muar, Johor is on the verge of closing down or shifting to another location.

According to the people who run the factory, they have been waiting for foreign labours to arrive in Malaysia since last year, and they have grown tired of waiting.

As a result, they were forced to either pull the plug or shift to another location.

Malaysian Furniture Factory Shuts Down Due To Shortage Of Labour - World Of Buzz 4

Source: sinchew

Muar is the biggest furniture manufacturing town in Malaysia, with over 600 furniture factories operating at various scales, reported Sin Chew.

A furniture maker also said that contrary to what a certain minister has claimed, the real reason why manufacturers prefer foreign labours is because local workers lack the sense of responsibility compared to foreign workers. He also state that the minister do not understand the predicament faced by the industry at all.

Malaysian Furniture Factory Shuts Down Due To Shortage Of Labour - World Of Buzz 1

Source: the malaysian times

Generally, the foreign workers in the industry are from Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Nepalese workers usually refuse to extend their contract after 3 years while Bangladeshi workers would choose to stay longer. However, since Malaysian government has stopped bringing in foreign labours, the industry is losing workers faster than they could hire.

Malaysian Furniture Factory Shuts Down Due To Shortage Of Labour - World Of Buzz 2

Source: the malay mail online

This situation has bogged down productivity and they couldn’t deliver on time to international orders, which will in turn tarnish the reputation of the Malaysian furniture industry. If the problem persist, foreign investors would exit Malaysia in search for better location with adequate supply of workers.

This means more current local and foreign workers will lose their source of income.

He also pointed out that Malaysia has become a training ground for foreign labours. When they are skilful enough in the production line, they would venture out to look for factories that offer better pays and perks. Players in the furniture-making industry urged the government to take action instead of watching them bleeding out.

Since the industry is in dire need of workers, why don’t Malaysians especially fresh grads be proactive and fill in the vacancy? Malaysians especially youths should take up the challenge and prove to the world that we are hard-working, and be worthy of the hammer (of responsibility and perseverance).

Malaysian Furniture Factory Shuts Down Due To Shortage Of Labour - World Of Buzz 3

But don’t expect your starting salary to be RM6,500 lah!

Read More: Malaysian Fresh Grads Unemployed Due To Unrealistic Salary Expectation.

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2024 06 14T190745.940 My Post 1 2024 06 14T190745.940
News5 hours ago

BREAKING: Huge Fire Breaks Out at Genting Highlands Theme Park, Firefighters Deployed to Location

A fire was reported to have broken out at the Genting Skyworlds (outdoor) theme park, Genting Highlands, at around 4.55pm,...

Feat Image Cybertrooper Feat Image Cybertrooper
News8 hours ago

“Cybertrooper rebrand” – M’sians Call Out Nga Kor Ming for Hiring 200 ‘Online Ambassadors’ at His Ministry

An announcement by the Minister of Housing and Local Government Nga Kor Ming didn’t sit too well with Malaysians online...

Feat Image Cheapest Fee Feat Image Cheapest Fee
News9 hours ago

Study: Malaysia Has World’s Cheapest International Schools Fees, Median Fee as Low as RM12.4k/Year

A recent study on the cost of international education around the globe yielded some interesting results relating to Malaysia, whereby...

My Post 1 2024 06 14T152458.440 My Post 1 2024 06 14T152458.440
News9 hours ago

Indonesian Policewoman Burns Husband to Death for Gambling Away 13-Month Bonus Money

For many people, receiving bonus money from their employer is an opportunity to relieve themselves of debts and to make...

Collage121211212 Collage121211212
News9 hours ago

Kuala Pilah Police Arrest 2 Men for Allegedly Exploiting a 14yo Disabled Boy for Child Labour

Child labour remains to a certain extent a common occurrence in Malaysia. This situation is concerning and raises issues regarding...

Feat Image Malaysia 1 Feat Image Malaysia 1
News10 hours ago

Study: Malaysia is World’s 10th Most Peaceful Country, Only 1 of 2 Asian Nations in Top 10 Beside Singapore

Despite all the doom and gloom we read about our country from Malaysians on social media, it is worth noting...

My Post 1 2024 06 14T113013.042 My Post 1 2024 06 14T113013.042
News13 hours ago

“Where’s mommy & daddy?” – Zayn Rayyan’s Younger Brother is Now in the Custody of Selangor JKM

Following the disappearance and death of a little autistic boy, Zayn Rayyan, in December 2023, the lives of his family...

Feat Image Malaysia Inflation Feat Image Malaysia Inflation
News14 hours ago

Study: 68% of M’sians Believe Nation’s Economy is in Recession, 53% are Just Getting by Financially

A recent survey by Ipsos, 1 of the world’s largest market research company, found that most Malaysians have a rather...


Latest Videos