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    Foreign Worker Source of Country/ Place

    Bangladesh

      Bangladesh
    According to a *paper published for South Asian Antropoligists, about 64.5% of all Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia are younger than 35 years of age, 68.5% of them have basic education. In addition, 98.5% of Bangladeshi workers are able to converse in Bahasa Malaysia. Bangladeshi values hierarchy, placing the right hand over the heart after a handshake is an indication of respect. In same-sex conversation, touching is common and individual may stand or sit very close. The close individuals are in terms of status, the closer their spatial interaction is.
     

    India

      India
    Based on the recruitment terms and conditions of foreign workers imposed by Immigration Department of Malaysia, Indian foreign workers are approved to work in construction, services, agriculture and plantation sectors only. Hierarchy is an important part of Indian culture, starting from their families, they believe in paying respects to those who are older than them. Indian workers hold their job in high regards, most of them consider job as their first priority as they hold high pride with it.
     

    Myanmar

      Myanmar
    About 72% of Burmese workers are working in manufacturing industry, 13% in construction, 11% in services, and the rest in plantation and algriculture. Young Burmese males are usually addressed as Maung or Ko, and young females are usually addressed as Ma. These honorifics are crucial as Burmese believe call a person by their name is a rude behavior.
     

    Pakistan

      Pakistan
    Family bonds are strong among the Pakistanis. Due to societal values, Pakistan society is not led by individualism but collectivism where family and other relationship stand strong. Pakistan is the third-largest importer of tea in the world, their favorite drink is Chai, a Pakistan version of Teh Tarik. In Malaysia, majority of Pakistanis workers are working in manufacturing, construction, agriculture and plantation sectors.
     

    Indonesia

      Indonesia
    Most probably due to the shared language and cultures between Malaysia and Indonesia, Indonesian workers are the largest group of foreign workers in Malaysia. Indonesians make up 40% of Malaysia’s total foreign worker population. Ayam Penyet, Tempeh, Lontong, many of these Malaysian delicacies are actually food influenced by Indonesian food culture. Male workers from Indonesia are allowed to work in all Immigration Department of Malaysia’s approved sectors except Manufacturing, while female workers from Indonesia are allowed to work in all sectors stipulated. Click the link to know more comprehensive details.
     

    Sabah & Sarawak

      Sabah & Sarawak
    Separated by the calm and tranquil Southern China Sea, Sabahans and Sarawakians are best known for their hospitality and innate harmonious characteristics. There are more indigenous groups in Sabah & Sarawak than in Penisular. Do talk to them to know more about the unique culture of each tribe and ethnic the next time you meet them. Sabahans and Sarawakians are more industrious and diligent, they are willing to work harder just to make ends meet.