Rohingya Refugees Employment Readiness to Malaysian Labour Market: Challenges and the way forward

Authors

  • Mohd Safwan Ghazali Universiti Malaysia Kelantan & Centre for Postgraduate and Professional Studies, Faculty of Business and Administration, UiTM, Shah Alam Malaysia
  • Tan Peck Leong Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School, UiTM, Shah Alam Malaysia
  • Sazlin Suhalmie Shariff entre for Postgraduate and Professional Studies, Faculty of Business and Administration, UiTM, Shah Alam Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2099

Keywords:

Rohingya Refugees, Employment, Readiness, Inclusive Environmement

Abstract

A refugee in Malaysia cannot work legally due to this nation has not acceded to the 1951 Refugee Convention or its 1967 Protocol. This protracted circumstance has led the refugee community to work illegally. Analysis from literature found that the Rohingya refugees are not suitable to work in confined environment and less job mobility, which partly due to human capital constraints and some job mismatch issues. Future research is called to gain empirical data on understanding the readiness, challenges, and strategies to be implemented. The article is prominent in assisting the government in providing a clear stance on the role of Rohingya refugees in the Malaysian labor market.

Keywords:Rohingya refugees; Employment; Labour Market; Readiness.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2099

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Ghazali, M. S., Leong, T. P., & Shariff, S. S. (2020). Rohingya Refugees Employment Readiness to Malaysian Labour Market: Challenges and the way forward . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2099

Issue

Section

Commercial / Retail / Services Environment