Foreign workers are everywhere in Malaysia. I think is time the government as well as employers look into possible ways to reduce the number of foreign workers. No doubt the contribution of foreign workers towards the development of the country cannot be denied, in fact they are to be appreciated but for the past one decade their number is increasing either legally or illegally. Some of the jobs currently carried out by foreigners can be gradually be replaced by locals for example positions such as waiters, restaurant helpers, pump attendants, golf caddies and even production operators for certain industries. Yes, there are genuine employers who face difficulties in getting locals but there are as many employers who take advantage of cheaper salary to employ foreigners and for some even exploiting the workers. It is not uncommon to see foreigners running food stalls/outlets by themselves, their locals bosses are nowhere to be seen. In some parts of KL, there are more foreigners than locals. When we go to these places, we will feel like as we are in some foreign country. Foreign workers also bring with them some diseases which before this have already been contained in Malaysia. The most common and very contagious disease brought by foreigner is tuberculosis. For some foreigners especially Indonesians, they show no respect to Malaysian laws, they come into the country illegally, they fight violently either among themselves or with locals, they rob businesses, break into houses, prostituting themselves (females), seducing local men, breaking up happy families. The Bangladeshi are very good in faking everything from passports to working permits and even Mycard to be sold to other illegals. The Vietnamese are very aggresive and violent. Personally I find the Nepalese and those from Myanmars are better behave. Two industries which are critically dependent on foreign workers are the construction and plantation and I doubt it will get any better in the years to come.
I have nothing against these foreign workers and infact I hold high regards on them because they have to leave their families behind and travel hundreds of miles to unfamilliar just to earn some money. Their contribution is vital to the Malaysian economy. I just find that their number is increasing year to year and need to be controlled.
At the same time our youth need to be blamed for not taking up employment opportunities just right in front of them instead they choose to loiter around in shopping malls, internet cafes etc.
Lastly good foreign workers are always welcome to Malaysia.