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Your statement on Malaysia, 'But the government has now also launched a campaign to encourage employers to sack foreign staff and replace them with locals' is the type of misinformation/lie the British press publishes on Malaysia that leads to strained ties between our countries.
Our firm employs six expatriate engineers and has received no such direction from the government.
We know of firms which have retrenched all expatriate and some local staff. There has been no replacement of expatriate staff with locals. Recovery as you point out in the factual portion of your article is expected in 1999.
Ir Patrick C Augustin
Perunding Faisal, Abraham dan Augustin sdn. bhd
59A & 59B, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia