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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

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

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Government will not raise GST Rate - DPM Zahid

BAGAN DATUK, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The government has given an assurance that the country's Goods and Service Tax (GST) of sic per cent will not be raised, even after the 14th General Election.

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Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The government has approved the application of Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa, Sentul, for a 1.2 hectare of federal land under 99 years' lease for the purpose of building the school's sports complex.

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World's First Crypto Currency Guarantee against Theft

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - In a world's first, GoldCrypto will protect and guarantee its cryptocurrency tokens from any theft through hacking.

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Court's Judgments now available on Malaysian Judgments Portal

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Everyone can now read Malaysian courts' judgments on the Malaysian Judgments Portal for them to have better understanding of the law, Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif said today.

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IRBM continues Drive to counter Tax Leakages

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today said it will continue with the drive to counter the threat of aggressive tax planning, base erosion and profit shifting, and tax evasion practices that cause tax leakages.

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Bursa Malaysia launches Intraday Short-Selling for all Investors

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd has introduced Intraday Short-Selling (IDSS) for all investors as part of the exchange's strategy to boost market liquidity.

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Anti-Fake News Act Not just meant to protect Government

KOTA TINGGI, Apr 14 (Bernama) - The false message that claimed the Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim would provide aid to the public at several supermarkets is the first case being investigated under the Anti-Fake News Act 2018, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

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AGC rejects Request from 'Pak Su' to withdraw Incest Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 12 (Bernama) - The Attorney General's Chambers has rejected a letter of representation from an uncle known as 'Pak Su' requesting to withdraw 587 charges of incest and attempted rape involving three of his nieces.

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IRBM contributes Teaching Aid to Schools

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Apr 12 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today handed out a teaching aid each to the District Education Office and four selected schools, here.

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Government declares May 9 as Public Holiday to allow People to go to the Polls

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - There should be no more excuse for all registered voters not to cast their votes after the government announced that May 9, which is polling day for the 14th General Election (GE14), a public holiday in the country.

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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.

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