Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk ShamsuddinBardan said the age of retirement should be maintained at 60.

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Facing a shrinking labour pool

Many foreign workers prefer to work in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan as they are paid better there than in Malaysia.

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Oil palm planters face labour shortage as workers stay away

Malaysian palm oil planters say they are bracing for a severe labour shortage, with workers who typically stream over the border from neighbouring Indonesia to harvest crops staying away due to the weaker ringgit and increased opportunities at home.

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