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Ministry welcomes Feedback on proposed Amendment to Act 265, Act 446

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28 (Bernama) - Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) welcomes all quarters to provide feedback on the proposed amendment to the Employment Act 1955 (Act 265) and Workers’ Minimum Standard of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446), to improvise the provisions under the two laws.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EPF to increase Private Equity Allocation to above Three per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has targeted to increase its Private Equity (PE) allocation to above three per cent over the next 10 years from two per cent currently.
Date: 26 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Employers to bear Full Levy Payment for Foreign Workers

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 25 (Bernama) - The government has decided to retain the previous levy payment structure for foreign workers, with employers bearing the full cost. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the decision was made following complaints from foreign workers and trade unions which, according to a report in a Chinese-language newspaper today ...
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Utusan face Legal Action if VSS Compensation not paid in Lump Sum

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 (Bernama) - Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad may face action under the Employment Act 1955 if it fails to pay compensation under the Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) in one lump sum to employees who took up the scheme within 30 days of their date of termination. Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said the Employment ( ...
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Act to improve Promotions for Top Public Service Officers - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 (Bernama) - The government has agreed to draft a Public Services Act to improve promotion process for officers in the senior management group, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MYEG gets Licence to conduct Matters on Private Employment Agencies

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - MY E.G. Services Bhd’s (MYEG) sub-subsidiary Agensi Pekerjaan MY EG Jobs Sdn Bhd (MYEGJOBS) has received a licence to conduct matters relating to private employment agencies from the Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia, Ministry of Human Resources.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government committed to implement RM1,500 Minimum Wage

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) - The government is committed to raise the minimum wage from RM1,050 as announced by the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday to RM1,500, in line with the promise made in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) election manifesto, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

RM1,050 Minimum Wage Nationwide from January 1 Next Year

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 5 (Bernama) - The government will implement a standardised new minimum wage of RM1,050 a month or RM5.05 per hour nationwide - including Sabah and Sarawak - from Jan 1 next year, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced today. PMO in a statement, said that the decision was made after considering the recommendations fro ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet approves Minimum Wage Rate for Private Sector

SEPANG, Sept 5 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has approved and set a new minimum wage rate for the private sector, Minister of Human Resources M. Kulasegaran said today. He said it was “good news” that there was a standard minimum wage in the country which was what Malaysians were waiting for, adding that the details would be announced by ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Formulate Anti-discrimination Laws to prevent Oppression at Workplace

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to formulate anti-discrimination laws so that any forms of oppression against Malaysians especially in the workplace over gender, race, religion and age is eradicated.
Date: 03 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

OSHCIM will be tabled in Parliament by Year End

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 (Bernama) - The enforcement of the Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Management) (OSHCIM) being mandatory will be tabled in Parliament by the end of the year, said Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) director-general, Omar Mat Piah.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet to set Private Sector Minimum Wage this Week or Next - Kula Segaran

SEPANG, Aug 28 (Bernama) - The Cabinet is to finalise setting the minimum wage for the private sector at its meeting this week or next, Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran said today.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers must advertise Job Vacancies on Jobsmalaysia Portal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The Human Resource Ministry has made it compulsory for employers to advertise job vacancies in their companies on the JobsMalaysia portal to give priority to the hiring of local workers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Minimum Wages to be implemented gradually- PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country’s economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Socso urges More Employers to pay Contributions Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has urged more employers to use the online Automated Socso Integrated System (Assist) portal for the payment of monthly contributions.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Policy on Recruitment of Foreign Workers to be announced Tuesday

IPOH, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The government will announce the new policy on recruitment of foreign workers next Tuesday, Minister of Human Resource M. Kula Segaran said.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

740 Violations detected in Food Premises under Sarawak Labour Ordinance

KUCHING, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Labour Department today conducted simultaneous operations throughout the state on 140 employees’ workplaces in food premises in which 740 violations were detected under the Labour Ordinance.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

EPF and Grab sign MoU to promote i-Saraan among Ride-hailing Drivers

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and ride-hailing service provider, Grab Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage the ride-hailing driver-partners community to participate in EPF’s voluntary retirement savings programme, Caruman Sukarela Insentif Persaraan (i-Saraan).
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

135 Employers in Sarawak not complying with Minimum Wages Order

KUCHING, Aug 8 (Bernama) - Of the 4,378 inspections carried out between January and July this year, the Sarawak Labour Department found 135 employers not complying with the Minimum Wages Order.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dress Code for Female Employees in Final Stage of Discussion

SITIAWAN, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The introduction of a dress code for female employees is in the final stage of discussion, said Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia director-general Datuk Mohd Jeffrey Joakim.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Regulation on Black Shoes for Students to be fully enforced in 2021

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 (Bernama) - The requirement for students in government and government-aided schools to wear only black shoes to school will only be fully enforced in 2021, said the Education Ministry (MOE).

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Sarawak Trade Office in Singapore to start operating on January 1

KUCHING, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Sarawak will set up three regional trade offices, including in Singapore, next year as a liaison between the state's exporters and the international business community.

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Rule of Law important for Nation's Recovery Process - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) - All the people in the country, even the administrators and the Rulers, have to abide by the laws because this is important in the ongoing process of rehabilitating the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Immediate Moratorium on Use of the Sedition Act 1948 is Crucial, Pending Its Repeal

The Malaysian Bar have claimed that it is heartened by the statement reportedly made by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo, that the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 (“Sedition Act”) “should take place at the next sitting of Parliament”.

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MITI to improve Investment Incentives

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is looking to improve investment incentives that would give win-win results for both the investors and nation, says Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.

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Effective Policy Making needs Global Perspective - BNM governor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - Monetary and fiscal policies should have global perspectives as any fallout often spread across the borders, says Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.

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Death Penalty and Whipping are never the Solution to combat Corruption or any other Crimes

"The Malaysian Bar had unequivocally opposed the recent proposal, mooted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) and various other parties, to introduce the death penalty and caning as punishments for corruption", says its president George Varughese.

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Ministry, SME Bank join hands to develop Women Entrepreneurship

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and its agencies will be working together with the Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank) to help boost women’s participation in business.

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Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak heads List of 1,158 Sabah Award Recipients

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk David Wong Dak Wah heads a list of 1,158 recipients of awards and medals in conjunction with the 65th birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sabah, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, tomorrow.

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Rantau Election Petition: Court sets October 10 for Decision on Contempt of Court Proceedings

SEREMBAN, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Special Election Court here today set Oct 10 for the decision whether to continue with the contempt of court proceedings involving one of the witnesses in the election petition hearing filed by Dr S. Streram to nullify the Election Commission’s decision for the Rantau state seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).

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