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RM500 for Sarawak Civil Servants

KUCHING, June 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government today agreed to give the Special Financial Aid of RM500 to all state civil servants , including those still in service on June 5, 2018.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Employers given Until End June to contribute to HRD Levy - Kulasegaran

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Human Resources has given employers who are liable to pay the Human Resource Development (HRD) levy until the end of this month to contribute or face possible legal action, said its Minister M. Kulasegaran.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Implement Automation to reduce Foreign Workers - Kulasegaran

BANGI, June 5 (Bernama) - The Human Resource Ministry expected that the working world in Malaysia will gradually shift to automation in an effort to reduce dependency on foreign workers in the country.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Foreigners given Three Months to vacate PPR Housing

PUTRAJAYA, June 5 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) has given owners of People's Housing Project (PPR) units three months to vacate their houses from being rented by foreigners.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers to be charged soon if continue to hire Illegal Workers

PUTRAJAYA, June 4 (Bernama) - Employers will be charged soon if they continue to violate the laws in hiring illegal foreign workers, said Human Resource Minister M.Kulasegaran.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

August announcement on Minimum Wage for Private Sector

PUTRAJAYA, June 4 ( Bernama) - The government will make an announcement on the new minimum salary for the private sector by August. Human Resources Minister M.Kulasegaran said the National Wage Consultative Council (MPGN) would hold a meeting on June 13 to deliberate on the review of the Minimum Wages Order 2016. He said the review was co ...
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to review existing Legal Provisions to implement EPF Scheme for Housewives

KULIM, May 31 (Bernama) - The Pakatan Harapan Government will carry out a detailed study to review some of the existing legal provisions to expedite the implementation of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) scheme for the housewives. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is also Women, Family and Community Development M ...
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

RM1,500 Minimum Wage will hurt Plantation Industry - Sime Darby

PETALING JAYA, May 31 (Bernama) - The world's largest oil palm company by planted area, Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, expects the proposed increase of minimum wage to RM1,500 will have adverse financial consequences for the plantation industry.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

RM400 Special Payment for Some Civil Servants, RM200 for Pensioners - Dr M

PUTRAJAYA, May 30 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced a special payment of RM400 for civil servants in Grade 41 and below and a RM200 special payment for government pensioners.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ministers' Salary Cut proves Government's Seriousness in improving National Economy - CUEPACS

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (Bernama) - The 10-per cent reduction in the salary of Cabinet ministers as announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today is a smart move to improve the financial state of the country, said CUEPACS president Datuk Azih Muda.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Company fined for failing to pay OT, Public Holiday Wages

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court here today fined a security company RM3,600 in default 39 days jail for failing to pay four of its workers overtime and public holiday wages two years ago.
Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trade Unions urged to use PLWS in Employees' Wage Increase

PETALING JAYA, Apr 11 (Bernama) - Trade unions have been urged to use the Productivity Link-Wages System (PLWS) in determining the annual wage increase for outstanding employees.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PM announces Additional Annual Increment for Civil Servants

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 4 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced an additional annual salary increment for 2018 effective July 1 for the 1.6 million civil servants.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

EPF targets All Employers in Sabah, Sarawak to use ePayment by Year-End

KUCHING, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund targets 100 per cent of employers in Sabah and Sarawak to use the ePayment system for contributions to the fund by the end of this year.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Minimum Wage Rise must be Gradual to avoid hurting SMEs - Johari

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani supports the idea of having a minimum wage of RM2,700 as outlined by the recent Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) report but insists that the increment must be gradual so as not to hurt the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Employers can screen Job Candidates through Child Registry

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - Employers can check on whether an individual has been involved in child-related crime through the Child Registry issued by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, said its Deputy Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun. She said the check would ensure that individuals employed in institutions involving ...
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employees of Nine Departments, Agencies can apply for Postal Voting - EC

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 26 (Bernama) - Employees of nine departments and agencies who are eligible to vote and required to be on duty on polling day can apply for postal voting, with the application to be submitted at least five days before nomination day, according to the Election Commission (EC).
Date: 26 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

DPM proposes RM3,500 Minimum Monthly Wage for Skilled Workers

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today proposed that the minimum wage of Malaysian skilled workers be set at RM3,500 per month, up from the current RM1,200 or so.
Date: 22 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Workers' Day on May 1 is still Public Holiday

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 16 (Bernama) - The public holiday in conjunction with the Workers' Day this year remains on May 1 even though its national-level celebration has been postponed.
Date: 16 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulling e-Wallet Salary Payment for Maids - Ahmad Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (Bernama) - The salary of foreign maids is to be paid by way of the e-wallet in the future, directly into their bank accounts, instead of the conventional or cash methods, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 06 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.

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CEP gets Seven Immediate Recommendations on Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - The Committee on Institutional Reforms submitted to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) today seven immediate recommendations on the reform of key institutions in the country.

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Government to evaluate Zero GST Effect - Salahuddin

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will make a comprehensive evaluation on the effects of the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the cost of food production and price of food items, said its minister, Salahuddin Ayub.

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GST: Zeti hopes Retailers will pass on Benefits to Consumers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) - Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) member Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz hoped that consumers will continue to enjoy cheaper products following the move by the government to zero-rate the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

Kuala Lumpur, June 18 - The 2018 Annual Arbitration Forum of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) will be held from the 21st to 22nd of July 2018 at Bangunan Sulaiman, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The Forum coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (AIAC) establishment under the auspices of the AALCO.

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Website Glitch due to broken chain of trust between MYNIC, IANA Servers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) - MYNIC Bhd, an agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM), has confirmed there was a broken chain of trust between the servers in MYNIC and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

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Chief Justice, Court of Appeal President tender Resignations

PUTRAJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin have tendered their resignations which will take effect on July 31, it was announced today.

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Dr M defends CEP over summoning of Judges

TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come to defence of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) for reportedly summoning judges recently.

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Interpol Red Notice can be used to arrest Jho Low - Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - There are ways to bring Low Taek Jho or Jho Low back to the country over an investigation of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

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Put an end to BNM's Non-Core Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Putting an end to Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) involvement in non-core activities, should be one of the main reforms that the new government can embark on, said HELP University Professor Dr Geoffrey Williams.

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Malaysia and Japan to revive Look East Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan will rejuvenate and upgrade the Look East Policy to deepen collaboration and strengthen business competitiveness for both countries.

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AG to recuse himself Sua Sponte

PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas has given assurance that he will recuse himself from cases involving parties he may know to avoid conflict of interest, according to the Malaysian Bar Council.

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Tourism Tax should be abolished - MAH

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Hotels today reiterated their call for the tourism tax to be abolished as it is counter productive to the tourism industry.

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Companies, Traders need to submit GST 03 Tax returns for now

ALOR SETAR, June 9 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department says traders who have registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system need to submit their GST 03 statements or tax returns even though the GST has been zero rated since June 1.

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