State Assemblyman for Teluk Bahang Shah Headan Ayoob Hussain Shah today criticised Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy who pointed fingers at the federal government on the issue of the influx of foreign workers in the state.
Shah Headan said it was normal for the DAP-led Penang government to point fingers at the federal government to cover up their weaknesses whenever an issue was raised up.
He said although the entry of foreign workers was under the jurisdiction of the federal government, the state government should be wise in creating the guidelines to control the influx of foreign workers into the state.
“This shows that the state government’s policies and guidelines are haphazard to the extent that it fails to control the issue on foreign workers which is running out of control in the state.
“The state government can emulate Singapore which has a systematic plan for foreign workers by providing a special settlement for this group,” he said at a media conference at the State Assembly lobby, in Penang, today.
Shah Headan claimed that since the DAP-led state government administered the state in 2008, no such settlement had been provided as promised. – Bernama