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Draft Report on Foreign Workers' Management is ready - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Foreign Workers' Management Independent Committee's draft report containing over 40 recommendations relating to the recruitment of foreign workers has been completed, and will be tabled to the Ministry of Human Resources and the Ministry of Home Affairs in the near future. Human Resource Minister M.Kula Segaran said the committee led by former Court of Appeals Judge Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Yunus was vital in coordinating all laws relating to hiring foreign workers in various sectors within the country.

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Sarawak agrees to amend Labour Ordinance - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Sarawak has agreed on principle to a proposal to amend the Sarawak Labour Ordinance to ensure the uniformity of the implementation of labour laws in Malaysia.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July

HÀ NỘI, Dec 12 - Monthly minimum wage will increase from VNĐ1.39 million (US$60) to VNĐ1.49 million ($65) at the beginning of July next year, according to the National Assembly’s Resolution 70/2018/QH14.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Yana Zamira Binti Abdul Latif v Hitachi Chemical (Selangor) Sdn Bhd

Date: 05 December 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3124 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Wan Norasiah Binti Wan Nordin v Ecart Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 December 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3108 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

House OKs Bill lowering Government Retirement Age to 56

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Lim Chee Chin v Great Goddard Group Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 December 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3107 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Ng Teck Fay v Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad

Date: 03 December 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3106 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Lynette Suppiah v Malaysia Mega Galvaniser Sdn Bhd

Date: 03 December 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3099 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Workers get Additional Pay on December 8

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said workers who will report to work on Saturday, December 8, a special non-working day as the country observes the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, will get an additional 30 percent in their salaries.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Review to shorten 21-Day SOP to probe Sexual Harassment Cases

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The Women, Community and Family Development Ministry is reviewing to shorten the 21-day Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to investigate sexual harassment cases.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EPF to align Monthly Contribution with New Minimum Wages Order

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Beginning Jan 1, 2019, the minimum contribution of employees and employers to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be aligned with the Minimum Wages Order (Amendment) 2018 of RM1,100 for both Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah and Sarawak.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PTPTN loans: Employers have no right to deduct staff salaries

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Employers have no right to directly deduct loan repayments from the salaries of their staff who are the PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation) borrowers without their (employees) consent.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers can be fined, jailed for neglecting Safety at Workplace

KUCHING, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Employers including contractors and subcontractors can be fined or jailed if they are found to have neglected safety aspects at the workplace. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994, employers who fail to provide a safe and healthy environment for their workers can be fined up to RM50,000 or impriso ...
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Panut Bin Padri v Padiberas Nasional Berhad

Date: 30 November 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3085 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Businesses urged to comply with May 1 Minimum Wage Increase

All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month as of May 1 in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.

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Draft Report on Foreign Workers' Management is ready - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Foreign Workers' Management Independent Committee's draft report containing over 40 recommendations relating to the recruitment of foreign workers has been completed, and will be tabled to ...

Sarawak agrees to amend Labour Ordinance - Kula Segaran Yana Zamira Binti Abdul Latif v Hitachi Chemical (Selangor) Sdn Bhd Wan Norasiah Binti Wan Nordin v Ecart Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd more

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan

The cabinet’s Education, Health and Human Resources Development Committee has allowed the employment agencies to send caregivers to Japan for its elderly, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said.

Bill Committee rejects Prison Time for Employers who break Labour Law ILO clarifies on Disability Hiring, Minimum Wage and Holidays Garment Workers fired for not signing Employment Contract more

House OKs Bill lowering Government Retirement Age to 56

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56.

Workers get Additional Pay on December 8 Workers get Double Pay on November 30 Skippers United Pacific Inc and Another v Estelito S Lagne more

Workmen's Compensation Act now covers Three More Groups of Employees

BANGKOK, Nov 16, (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has revealed that the Workmen’s Compensation Act (No.2) B.E 2561 now covers 3 more groups of employees, accounting for 1 million people who will benefit from medical c ...

Government amends Law, allowing Former Convicts to find Jobs New Compensation Act to take effect from December 9 Labor Minister issues Policies to Officials in Nakhon Sawan more

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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