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Employ more locals at main entry points

Friday February 27, 2009
HELENA MAY TAN,
New York, USA.

WITH the current economic slowdown and many things affecting the people, I find it strange that the employment of foreign workers is so apparent in places like our airports and many entry points into our country.

On a recent trip back to the country, I was surprised to see many foreign workers in the LCCT either cleaning or collecting the trolleys.

In fact, I saw some foreigners trying to get direction from a man pushing the trolleys. Of course, the conversation didn't get very far because the trolley man was unable to speak even English.

Fortunately I was able to lend a helping hand. Well, the visitors thought the man was a Malaysian.

I believe the Human Resource Ministry should seriously look into this situation and get the locals to man all entry points to reflect a truly Malaysian welcome and, at the same time, provide more jobs for the locals.

I was informed that our Deputy Prime Minister previously mentioned that he wished to see more locals in such places and he is right about it.

The Tourism Department will appreciate more locals in these strategic areas as "ambassadors" to do their little part for the betterment of tourism.

HELENA MAY TAN,
New York, USA.

This article is a verbatim copy of the original article from The Star.

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