The Malaysian government will not be issuing new licences to foreign labour recruitment companies in order to curb the influx of foreign workers.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the government will also revoke foreign worker recruitment licences of those agencies which are found to have breached regulations stipulated by authorities.

The minister said both decisions have been approved by the Malaysian cabinet.

Relevant agencies will consider the recruitment of foreign workers for areas which require this particular human resource, he said, adding that the freeze on the intake of guest workers from Bangladesh remains in place.

Malaysia currently has 277 foreign worker recruitment companies and under the new decision, no more new agencies will be licensed./.