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MTUC wants Respect and Care for Workers in Malaysia through Labour Law Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 9 (Bernama) - A cost of living allowance (COLA) of RM300, 98-day maternity leave, seven-day paternity leave, 30-day paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the Haj and housing allowances based on the cities are among the sweeping labour reforms sought by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC). These are among the proposa ...
Date: 09 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreign Workers Replacement System to be reinstated July 1

IPOH, May 31 (Bernama) - The government has agreed to reinstate the foreign workers replacement system to all sectors effective July 1, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Employment Act to safeguard Workers' Welfare

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will amend the Employment Act 1955 to further safeguard the welfare of workers. Its minister M.Kulasegaran said the proposed amendments which would also involve six other laws is expected to be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in July. Among the laws are the Industrialisation ...
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government expects Minimum Wage's Recommendation Next Year

BENTONG, Apr 20 (Bernama) - The government expects to obtain the minimum wage recommendation from the Minimum Wage Technical Committee the latest by August next year.
Date: 20 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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Samirah allowed to be released on RM500,000 Bail pending Trial

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Samirah Muzaffar, the wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan to be released on bail of RM500,000 with two sureties pending her murder trial.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer withdraws

SHAH ALAM, May 27 (Bernama) - The lawyer who represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the latter's death withdrew from the case today.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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