PETALING JAYA: Sistem Permohonan Pekerja Asing (SPPA) was introduced to prevent human trafficking into the country, according to a solution provider for foreign workers.
A Bestinet Sdn Bhd spokesman said its Foreign Workers Centralised Management System (FWCMS) was specifically tailored for the purpose.
He said if implemented in its entirety, the FWCMS could eliminate human trafficking, and forced and undocumented labour.
“The FWCMS helps to make the processes involved in the recruitment and management of workers more efficient and transparent, as it eliminates manual and time-consuming processes significantly.”
“It also enables governments from source and destination countries to monitor the process in real time,” he said, adding the system also monitored and ensured that workers returned safely to their home countries upon completion of their contracts.
Responding to a report in The Star on June 22 that a syndicate was smuggling in more than 100,000 workers from Bangladesh, the company refuted any involvement in such activity.
“We would like to clarify that Bestinet is not a recruitment agency, nor is it involved in the operation of the foreign worker recruitment process in Malaysia or labour source countries.”
“Bestinet does not operate the SPPA but provides the system and platform to the company involved,” he said.
The spokesman said the RM305 collected per Bangladeshi worker through the SPPA did not go to the company.
He explained that the amount was meant to cover charges for three different service providers as mutually agreed upon by the Malaysian and Bangladeshi governments.
He said the company handling the SPPA received RM100, the Immigration Security Clearance service provider got RM105, while Bestinet took RM100 for bio medical fees.