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Malaysia eyes deal to send blue-collar workers to Japan under new visa scheme

Malaysia is in talks with Japan on sending blue-collar workers to the country under a new visa programme that was launched on April, according to official sources.

The two countries are aiming to strike a deal as early as next month, when Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran will visit Tokyo for the signing of a memorandum of cooperation.

The memorandum is intended to provide a basic framework for information sharing for the recruitment of blue-collar workers in specified sectors to work in Japan, which is in need of more foreign workers due to a rapidly ageing population and low birth rate.

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