Good morning to ourlecturer and friends. Predominantly, society in Malaysia are not aware thatthere are 1.8-2 million of registered foreign workers and 1 million of unregistered.Not surprisingly one of the most critical issue faced by Malaysia is thepresence of foreign workers. I feel strongly that existence of foreign workersin Malaysia induced to negative impacts. There are three reasons to support myopinion. According to a researcher he has stated that foreign workers inMalaysia giving impact in terms of social, economic and health factors.In the term of economicfactor, the level of unemployment become higher because of the presence offoreign workers in Malaysia.
This is because they take away our jobs.Consequently, the unemployment issue leads to the increase in level of poverty.On the other hand, foreign workers also effects the economic growth of ourcountry. As we know the economic growth shows the countries sourcesutilization. In addition, we could say that foreign labours given prioritiesover local workers. For instance, foreign workers are paid cheaper than localto save the operating costs so as result the industry hiring for foreignworkers is high. According to the context of national economy the more the cashflow of RM the lower the currency of Ringgit Malaysia.
This is why I felt that foreignlabours are giving negative impact to our country.Furthermore, the influx offoreign workers effects the health of Malaysians. According to AssistantMinister of Public Health Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, he has stated that theforeigners spread disease such as syphilis, HIV, AIDS, malaria, cancer, andHepatitis b as well as leprosy.
These diseases most probably infect to thosewho mingle with foreigners. Nevertheless, the illegal foreigners who enters toMalaysia without permit and misses the medical examination directly causes tothe influence of such diseases as I mentioned earlier. For example when foreignlabours who is a carrier of TB disease could influence Malaysians throughcommunication. Therefore, the presence of foreign workers is to the health ofMalaysians. Next, the presence offoreign workers also causes to the increment in the rate of criminal activitiesor social problems.
Aside from seeking jobs in our country, a research statedthat foreigners also come to Malaysia for some other criminal motives. Forexample, Malaysians who developed relationships with male foreign migrants. Inthis case, certain female Malaysians were attracted by migrants who wearblue contact lens to look like Indian film actors and causing social problemsin Malaysia.In conclusion, I hope Ihave provided all the reasons on the negative impacts from influx of foreignworkers. At the same time I also would like to say that we cannot deny thepositive contributions of foreign workers to our country but they have beengiving harmful impacts to our health, environment and economic growth. However,I strongly urge you to not give chance to foreign workers to confiscate ourlocal jobs.
That’s all from, thank you.