Foreign Workers Transformation Approach system expected to be implemented end of 2024

Gerawat (centre) receives a memento from Zaidi after officiating at the State-leve Labour Day event at a hotel in Kuching on May 1, 2024.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, May 1: Deputy Minister of Labour, Immigration, and Project Monitoring in the Sarawak Premier’s Department Datuk Gerawat Gala has revealed that the Foreign Workers Transformation Approach (FWTA) system is currently in the final stages of development.

He disclosed testing which started in mid-January 2024 is expected to end on Jun 30, and full implementation expected by the end of the year.


“The main functions and features of the FWTA system consist of job advertisements, Approval in Principal (AP) applications, health monitoring and screening, QR Card issuance and employee enforcement and tracking,” he said.

Gerawat revealed this in his speech when officiating at the State-level Labour Day 2024 event at a hotel here today.

He added that shortly, the FWTA system will be combined with SarawakID and SarawakID Corporate for user access control and credentials.

Gerawat explained that the FWTA system also records user activity logs and audit trails of all transactions in the system to ensure transparency.

He pointed out that the FWTA system is expected to be the main platform to assist and facilitate government agencies in determining and identifying their talent pool and skill set requirements for the job matching process and job search activities for employers and employees in Sarawak.

“Continuous improvement, added value and value creation will be incorporated into this system from time to time in line with current trends and government requirements to control, monitor and coordinate the supply and demand of human resources in Sarawak,” he said.

FTWA is a holistic and comprehensive system by the Sarawak Premier’s Department in line with the Digital Transformation Plan under Digital Government Services as outlined in Sarawak’s Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030 (PCDS 2030).

Also present was MTUC national secretary-general Kamarul Baharin Mansor and MUTC Sarawak chairman Zaidi Nassar. — DayakDaily