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Amendments to OSH Act will see higher Penalties for Bosses

LANGKAWI, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

EPF adopts United Nations-Supported Investment Principles

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. This formally underlined the pension fund's commitment towards responsible investing as well as environment, social and governance (ESG), said chief executive officer Tunku Alizakri Alias. Signa ...
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MOE to blacklist Contractors who Mistreat Workers

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 27 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Education (MOE) is considering black-listing contractors, who are unfair and mistreat workers, from getting the related contracts under the ministry, said its Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendments to OSHA to be tabled in Parliament this Month

TAIPING, March 1 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1994 are expected to be tabled in Parliament this month to enable the construction site owners and architects to be held responsible for incidents at their sites, said the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Its director-general, Ir Omar Mat Piah ...
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sectorial-based Minimum Wages allowed by Law - Kula Segaran

PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The National Wages Consultative Council (NWCC) formed to recommend the minimum wage rates to the government, could do so according to sectors, types of employment and regional areas, said Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kula Segaran will discuss the need to set up Sabah Labour Advisory Council

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 25 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will discuss with the Sabah state government the need to set up the Sabah Labour Advisory Council in the near future.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Tabling of Sexual Harassment Bill not in March to ensure Comprehensiveness - Hannah Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Sexual Harassment Bill will not be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month because the results of a just-completed feasibility study are still under scrutiny, it was stated today.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Workers' Strike due to Three Months Unpaid Salary - Labour Department

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 31 (Bernama) - The Labour Department has found that the recent three-day strike by some 2,000 foreign workers at a rubber glove manufacturing company in Sepang, Selangor, was triggered by the company’s failure to pay workers’ salaries for three months since November last year.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Muslims Dress Code Guide will be presented to NLAC first - Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 29 (Bernama) - The dress code guidelines for Muslim workers in private sector will be presented at the meeting of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) first, said the Human Resources Ministry. The ministry, in a statement today said, as a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) it would take into account vie ...
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Rapid Penang Bus Driver fined for submitting False Claim to Socso

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 24 (Bernama) - A former Rapid Penang bus driver was fined RM2,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for submitting false information to claim for accident benefits from the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Employers fined for Late Submission of Accident Report

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 22 (Bernama) - Two employers were each fined RM2,500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here today, for failing to report accidents involving their employees to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers told to heed Minimum Wages order 2018

KUCHING, Jan 2 (Bernam) - Employers are urged to abide by the Minimum Wages Order (Amendment) 2018, which is effective from yesterday. Sarawak Manpower Department director, Awang Raduan Awang Omar who made the call, said employers who failed to pay their employees basic salary as stipulated in the order, were committing an offence and could be ...
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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 ...
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

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

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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Amendments to NSC Act because PM cannot have unfettered Powers - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today is to prevent the prime minister from using his powers in declaring a certain area as a security zone, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Maximum Two-Year Probation for Judicial Commissioners, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The probation period for judicial commissioners (JCs) will now be a maximum of two years and there will be no extension, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said today.

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Amendment to Constitution first step to realizing Wishes of People in Sabah, Sarawak - Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The amendment to the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the agreement on the formation of Malaysia in 1963 is the first step by the Pakatan Harapan government to realising the wishes of the people of Sabah and Sarawak, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Articles on Land Sale at Peel Avenue translated from Mandarin Text, High Court told

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 9 (Bernama) - A freelance translator told the High Court here today that she had translated three news articles on the sale of land at Peel Avenue to Island Hospital from a text that was given to her.

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Government can handle Fake News even without Anti-Fake News Law - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he believes the government can handle the spreading of fake news even after the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.

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