30 Nov 2006

Former Solomon Islands MP claims foreign companies using workers to break law

12:03 pm on 30 November 2006

The former East Kwaio MP in Solomon Islands says local workers employed by foreign companies should not be used to break the law.

The SIBC reports Alfred Sasako says some companies are using local people to do their "dirty work" such as falsely obtaining company registration and obtain work and residents' permits illegally.

He says some companies were established after the arrival of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, or RAMSI, three years ago.

Mr Sasako says he urges law enforcement agencies, such as police, immigration and the Labour Division to act.