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Indonesia Resumes Sending Workers to Malaysia After Agreement

Malaysia continues to struggle with a shortage of workers in key sectors including palm oil.

Malaysia continues to struggle with a shortage of workers in key sectors including palm oil.

Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg

Indonesia will resume sending workers to Malaysia on Aug. 1, ending a two-week halt after the both sides agreed to resolve labor issues. 

Malaysia conceded a number of problems that prevented the country from complying with bilateral agreements on the protection and hiring of Indonesian workers, according to a statement from the Indonesian manpower ministry.