Aegis’ video promoting Malaysia over Philippines as BPO alternative sparks criticisms
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The video talks about a variety of comparisons between the two countries, including their geographic locations, infrastructure, politics etc. Clearly depicting the advantages of Malaysia over the Philippines. It is another marketing move to woo investors to stimulate the growth of Malaysia’s BPO industry.
Not so long ago, the Commerce Ministry of Malaysia urged the service operators to adopt the Philippines business model. The Philippines has been successful in it’s economic drive that more clients moved their businesses from India to the Philippines in recent years.
Some BPO Filipino workers have expressed concerns about the security of their jobs and are urging the Philippine government for more support and development in the services sector. The video also sparked outrage for some employees sighting that it belittles the Philippines, and it’s workforce.