KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Human Resources is conducting a survey through the Social Security Organization (Socso) on the social security protection of Malaysians working abroad.
The ministry said in a statement Tuesday (Jan. 11) that a preliminary survey, which will be conducted in conjunction with the Institute of Labor Market Information and Analysis (Ilmia), Department of Statistics Malaysia, would target Malaysians working in Singapore.
It said the study aimed to build a profile ecosystem, gather information and identify the needs of Malaysians working in Singapore in an effort to build a more comprehensive social safety net.
“The target respondents for this questionnaire are individuals who meet the criteria, namely Malaysians who are in Singapore, whether employed or not for other purposes; Malaysians who work in Singapore but currently in Malaysia; and Malaysians who have resided in Singapore from 2020 to 2022 worked,” said and called for the cooperation of individuals who met the above criteria to participate in the survey conducted online.
An estimated 150,000 Malaysians who commuted daily to work in Singapore before the Covid-19 pandemic would be involved in the study.
Of that number, about 90,000 Malaysians still lived and worked in Singapore in 2021.
The ministry said the participation of Malaysians with the established criteria was important to ensure that the information collected would be accurate and could be used in setting the framework and for further action.
The survey questionnaires can be accessed through the link at https://myworkabroad.perkeso.gov.my/index.php from January 10 to February 28, 2022.
Those with any questions or queries can email [email protected] – Bernama