28 Feb '16, 11pm

Hard work pays off, but better across the causeway, say Malaysians in Singapore: When Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid H...

The Causeway linking Johor Baru and Singapore is congested every morning, as thousands of Malaysians make way to the republic to work in higher-paying odd jobs. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Seth Akmal, February 29, 2016. When Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia needed migrant workers because local youth shunned manual labour, Zul could only shake his head in disbelief. Every day, the young graduate crosses the gridlocked Causeway from Johor Baru to Singapore to do exactly the kind of work migrant labourers do in Malaysia – dirty, dangerous and difficult, also known as "3D". Zul, 22, has been doing it for three years for one sole reason, the higher salary. "I earn way more than I ever did in Malaysia. Even though the work is tough, the salary makes up for it," Zul told The Malaysian Insider when met in Woodlands, Singapore, recently. "It's not true that Malaysians...

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