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Former Utusan NUJ Chairman allowed to challenge Wrongful Dismissal

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A former chairman of the Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd (UMMB) chapter of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ), Amran Ahmad was today allowed to challenge the decision of the Industrial Court concerning his wrongful dismissal for issuing a slanderous statement against the management of the publishing company.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreign Workers may be deported for repeated Traffic Offences

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department is to consider severe penalties, including deportation, for immigrant workers who are repeat traffic offenders.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No Special Leave for Government Doctors, Nurses to serve Abroad - Hilmi

KANGAR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Government doctors or nurses should resign if they intend to serve overseas as no special leave is allocated to them for this purpose, says Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya.
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Hijab: Amendment to Employment Act to be tabled in Next Parliament Sitting

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) - The proposed amendment to the Employment Act 1955 to address discrimination in workplaces following the issue of the ban on 'tudung' (hijab or headscarf) in the hotel industry is expected to be tabled at the next Parliament sitting from March 5 to April 5.
Date: 27 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Call for Amendment to Employment Act 1955 to be done Comprehensively

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The amendment to the Employment Act 1955 to tackle discrimination at workplace should be done in a comprehensive manner and must also protect the interests of workers in the private sector.
Date: 14 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Review Safety aspects at Construction Sites - Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) - Expressing concern over too many construction site accidents of late, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye says contractors need to review safety aspects at their construction sites to ensure the safety of workers and the public.
Date: 13 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

First Batch of Employers to receive Maids via SMO this Week - Mustafar

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The first batch of 36 employers would receive their foreign maids via the Online Maid System (SMO) this week, said Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali.
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

3 Individuals fined For employing Illegal Foreign Workers

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 9 (Bernama) - Three individuals pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to employing illegal foreign workers.
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Incorrect to claim 50,000 Workers will be retrenched - MITI

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The claims by some quarters that 50,000 workers would be retrenched this year primarily due to the rising cost of doing business is incorrect, said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government urged to simplify Conditions for bringing Iin Plantation Workers - Risda Chairman

PADANG BESAR, Dec 28 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to simplify the process of bringing in workers for the plantation sector, especially the oil palm industry, in order to boost its growth.
Date: 28 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Quash Penalties, Notices to vacate Government Quarters - Cuepacs

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged the government to withdraw the penalties and 'vacate quarters' notices issued to about 500 civil servants in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
Date: 28 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers to sign Undertaking, pay Foreign Worker Levy from January 1

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 27 (Bernama) - Employers who have been given approval to employ foreign workers are required to sign the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC) and bear the full cost of levy for each worker effective from January 1 2018. Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said since February 1 this year, 5,687 employers from various sector ...
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

DOSH issues Stop-Work Order after Death of Motorcyclist

KUCHING, Dec 27 (Bernama) - The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has issued a stop-work order against the construction of a stormwater channel at Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg here following the death of a motorcyclist who rode into a hole at the site yesterday.
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers need to pay Levy for Foreign Workers starting January 1, 2018

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 20 (Bernama) - Starting Jan 1, employers nationwide are required to pay the levy for their foreign workers. The Human Resources Ministry in a statement here today said all employers must pay the levy for new foreign workers as well as for foreign workers who have renewed their Temporary Employment Visit Pass (PLKS). "This p ...
Date: 20 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EPF Contribution to revert to 11 per cent in January 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) - The statutory Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contribution rate by employees will revert to the original 11 per cent for members aged below 60 and 5.5 per cent for those 60 and above, effective the January 2018 salary for February 2018 contribution.
Date: 21 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EPF announces Reclassification of Members and Employers Data

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announces the reclassification of data involving the number of EPF members and employers starting this year’s third quarter (Q3 2017) Operations results.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Employees Provident Fund

Employment Insurance System to be implemented from January 2018 - Riot

KUCHING, Dec 16 (Bernama) - The Employment Insurance System (SIP) is expected to be implemented next month after it is passed by the Dewan Negara and consented to, by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, says Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem.
Date: 16 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Civil Servants entitled to Seven Days 'Umrah' Leave

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - A total of 239 exchanges for High Speed Broadband Project Phase 1 and 2 and Sub-Urban Broadband Project nationwide, will be completed in stages until 2019, the senate heard today.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Senate: Employers must allow Female Staff 90 Days Maternity Leave

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Private sector employers can be investigated and prosecuted if they dismiss female staff who take 90 days maternity leave.
Date: 13 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Laid-off Workers to receive Cash Allowance starting 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Starting next year, laid off workers will qualify for an interim benefit in the form of cash allowance of RM600 per month for a maximum of three months under the Employment Insurance System (EIS).
Date: 05 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Singapore RCEP Meeting crucial, says Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting, which will be held at the ministerial level on March 2, 2018, will be a crucial one to discuss the progress of the trade deal.

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Universiti Malaya ranks 46th in Asia

Universiti Malaya (UM) has improved in its ranking from the 59th position last year to 46th this year according to Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

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Court Administrative Assistant charged with assaulting Workmate

TELUK INTAN, Feb 12 (Bernama) - A court clerical and operations administrative assistant was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with assaulting and using criminal force on a workmate, two years ago.

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Bursa Malaysia announces Half-day and Full-day Trading Closure for CNY

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd announces that it will implement a half-day trading closure on the the eve of the Chinese New Year (CNY) on Thursday and all-day closure on Friday.

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UN Offices relocate to Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - The United Nations (UN) offices in Malaysia have been relocated to the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya.

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Malaysia needs to develop Industry 4.0 Roadmap

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia needs to develop its own national roadmap and framework for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) to spur collaboration with developed countries in innovation industries.

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MITI eyes 10,000 e-commerce Companies joining DFTZ

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) is targeting to increase the number of companies coming onboard the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DFTZ) e-commerce platform to about 10,000 by year-end from 1,998 last November.

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KLRCA is now AIAC Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 February 2018: The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was officially renamed the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) in conjunction with its 40th anniversary. The name change is part of a larger rebranding for the Centre, which aims to further strengthen its regional footprint and global presence. Earlier on 10 Jan 2018, the Arbitration (Amendment) Act 2018 was passed and gazetted to give legal effect to the change of name.

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SUHAKAM on “Federal Court’s decision on Unilateral Conversion”

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has endorsed the unanimous decision of the Federal Court in the case of Indira Gandhi on 29 January 2018 which invalidated the unilateral and/or forced religious conversion of minors, in line with the Cabinet decision in 2009. SUHAKAM said it hopes the Court’s decision will now guide with clarity administrative and policy directions to establish coherent and consistent standards for reconciling the principle of the best interests of the child with the Constitutional rights of parents in the exercise of their freedom of religion.

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Malaysia and Singapore to set up Stock Market Trading Link

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work together to facilitate the establishment of a stock market trading link between Bursa Malaysia (BM) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) by the end of this year. The trading link will allow investors to trade and settle shares listed on each other’s stock market in a more convenient and cost efficient manner. Retail investors notably will benefit from such a link.

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Registrar can refer to Islamic Law, Federal Court told

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - The Births and Deaths registrar can refer to Islamic law when registering the birth of a Muslim child to define its legitimacy, the Federal Court was told today.

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