Minister urges employers not to hire by race


(TMI) – Employers in this country have been reminded not to practice racial discrimination in the recruitment of workers.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said they should be transparent and not put certain conditions that prevent certain races from joining their organisations.

“If there is evidence of discrimination, the ministry can take action against the employer in accordance with the provisions of existing laws,” he told reporters after opening Batu Caves Library in the compound of Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple here today.

Subramaniam was commenting on a study by a news portal on the tendency of employers in Malaysia to favour a particular race than other races.

He added the ministry would examine the basis of the study before taking further action if necessary.

At the event, Subramaniam donated books to the library that has nearly 6,000 titles in Tamil literature and religion.