Foreigner cheated by Malaysian agent to work in Malaysia

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asked on Aug 31, 2014 at 04:19
edited on Jan 30, 2018 at 09:43
I am from West Bengal, Indian. Recent I arrived in Malaysia on 27 August 2014 for work. My home agent told me that my salary is 1,200 Ringgit per month with 26 days duty but the Malaysian restaurant owner says I'll be paid 800 Ringgit monthly and I've to work 30 days each month and 12 hours every day with no O.T. I am working as a cook but restaurant owner gives me cleaning work. I want to go back my country as soon as possible. Please help me.
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answered on Aug 31, 2014 at 07:00
edited Jan 30, 2018 at 09:48
Malaysians did not cheat you. Your own countrymen cheated you. Please write accurately.

Normal standard contracts for all is 26 or 27 days per month, 12 hours.. no cheating..

If you feel cheated, go to your nearest High Commission.

What about the Malaysian employers who feels cheated when you default? They have paid for your airfares, work permit licence and probably loses 1 quota manpower.
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answered on Aug 31, 2014 at 23:19
edited Jan 30, 2018 at 09:53
You just arrived 4 days. How can you be a cook..!! You have not yet got your medical checkup. Your new boss has to do it within 2 months. After your work permit is processed you STILL have to go for typhoid jabs.

Your employer in Malaysia did the correct thing. Your contract is standard. Most contracts is 1 day off fortnightly. 12 hours per day is also the norm. If you are unhappy, report to your embassy.

Your work permit is under "General Services". There is no such thing as cooking services.

Thousands of expats from India earn more than RM5,000 per month. General workers start at RM700-800 per month for 1st contract of 2 years, After 2 years, new contract. You can try to negotiate for more. I have known Indian foreign workers earning RM1,400 only after 4 years in Malaysia in the cleaning industry.

A normal restaurant owner may have to fork out RM12,000 upfront to bring you to Malaysia.
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answered on Jan 23, 2015 at 14:42
edited Jan 30, 2018 at 09:56
I beg to differ that Malaysians don't cheat. The Local Immigration agents are all Malaysians and its not Indians cheating Indians. Its Malaysian Indians cheating Indian Indians. I will give the IC number and the address of the agent who has cheated me by taking an advance of RM3,000 and six months has passed by and he did not do the work for my company DP10 approval in spite of submitting all the documents.

The Police also connive with the local Malaysian Indians and the foreigners are branded as cheaters. This is very unfair. Each case is different. Come to Putrajaya and see every agent, 95% are all Malaysian Indians.
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answered on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:47
edited Jan 30, 2018 at 10:04
You, to be able to use the above word means you should know Immigration Laws.

Cause of Action:

1. While in India, you know you would be coming to Malaysia under a tourist visa, upon arriving you would try to apply for a work visa.

2. Upon arrival, you have started work as a "cook".

3. And as a "cook cum cleaner" you have attempted to secure a working employment pass under DP-10 which is meant for professionals with valid qualifications plus experience.

4. Sound advice has been given based on vague details you have posted and you did not follow what was being advised, instead apply for DP-10. How could a Malaysian restaurant owner apply for DP-10 for their general workers?

5. You have been in Malaysia for less than 5 months, but declare now that "more than 6 months" you were here.

How many wrong actions you have committed?

Just go to your Embassy and get an outpass and surrender to the relevant authorities with or without your original passport.
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answered on Jan 23, 2015 at 21:39
edited Jan 30, 2018 at 09:59
I will give the IC number and the address of the agent who has cheated me by taking an advance of RM3,000
Post the details here so that I or we can check. I have an listing of "approved manpower agents" (but 3 years old) and see if they are old agents who have decided to abscond currently.

By posting, you can help others from being cheated by the same company or person. Bear in mind that Employers can also be victims!
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answered on Jan 28, 2018 at 10:24
edited Jan 30, 2018 at 09:58
Balamurugan, he is Malaysian Indian agent from Selangor Telok Panglima Garang...
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