Malaysian textile industry faces critical labour shortage


Malaysia’s textile industry is facing a critical labour shortage, which could affect investment flows into the industry if the issue is not addressed, says the Malaysian Textile Manufacturers Association.

MTMA president Datuk Seri Tan Thian Poh said the need for labour is more urgent now as the industry’s revenue is expected to grow by at least 30% if the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement comes into effect.

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