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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

Review to shorten 21-Day SOP to probe Sexual Harassment Cases

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The Women, Community and Family Development Ministry is reviewing to shorten the 21-day Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to investigate sexual harassment cases.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EPF to align Monthly Contribution with New Minimum Wages Order

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Beginning Jan 1, 2019, the minimum contribution of employees and employers to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be aligned with the Minimum Wages Order (Amendment) 2018 of RM1,100 for both Peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah and Sarawak.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PTPTN loans: Employers have no right to deduct staff salaries

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Employers have no right to directly deduct loan repayments from the salaries of their staff who are the PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation) borrowers without their (employees) consent.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers can be fined, jailed for neglecting Safety at Workplace

KUCHING, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Employers including contractors and subcontractors can be fined or jailed if they are found to have neglected safety aspects at the workplace. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994, employers who fail to provide a safe and healthy environment for their workers can be fined up to RM50,000 or impriso ...
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Fewer retrenched this Year, says HR Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - A redundancy report by the Labour Department shows that the number of dismissals has halved this year, between Jan 1 and Sept 30, compared to last year, Parliament was told today.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government abolishes PLKN, looks after Welfare of Workers

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - The fate of 2,100 contract personnel of the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) is looked after despite the decision of the Cabinet to abolish PLKN since August.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Locals not affected by Repeal of Workmen's Compensation Act

KULIM, Dec 2 (Bernama) - Local employees will not be affected by the abolition of the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
Date: 02 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 will be abolished - Kula Segaran

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) - The Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 so that local and foreign workers in the country can get equal protection, said Minister of Human Resources M Kula Segaran. He said the move was in line with the government's commitment to enhance protection for foreign workers who currently come under the Foreign Workers Com ...
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendments to Employment Act to be tabled Next March

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Employment Act 1955 are expected to be tabled in Parliament in March next year.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sexual Misconduct: Orthopaedic Doctor terminated

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 (Bernama) - The service of a specialist doctor who is also a department head in a hospital in the Klang Valley was terminated on Wednesday following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government urged to review Scheduled Salary Deductions for PTPTN Loanees

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - A Pakatan Harapan MP today urged the government to review the scheduled salary deductions for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loanees who earned more than RM1,000 a month.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Complete screening System to help Child Industry Operators check Employee's Records

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is developing a complete screening system which will allow the public, especially operators dealing with children to check a person’s records before he or she is employed.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government has the Right to determine Minimum Wage

IPOH, Nov 4 (Bernama) - The government's decision to increase the minimum wage effective next year is not against the National Wage Consultative Council Act 2012, said Human Resource Minister, M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 04 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Moving towards RM1,500 Minimum Wage

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) - The government is confident it can implement the RM1,500 minimum wage within five years, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said he does not rule out the possibility that the minimum wage will be reviewed annually although the National Wages Consultative Council Act ...
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex- Utusan NUJ Chairman fails to challenge Wrongful Dismissal

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) - Former chairman of Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd (UMMB) chapter of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ), Amran Ahmad failed to challenge the decision of the Industrial Court on his wrongful dismissal for issuing a defamatory statement against the management of publishing company.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreign Workers to get SOCSO Coverage

KEPALA BATAS, Oct 25 (Bernama) - The Human Resource Ministry is in the process of enabling foreign workers covered under the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) to ensure they receive the same benefits as local workers.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Minimum Wage issue to be discussed in Cabinet - Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will present the RM1,050 minimum monthly wage issue, which has been objected to by some parties for being too low, to the Cabinet.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment of Two Labour-Related Acts requires a Decision by Sabah Government

SANDAKAN, Oct 16 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Workers' Minimum Standard of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 and the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 need a decision from the Sabah Government.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Najib's Legal Team' fail to get Letter of Appointment of Lead Prosecutor

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) - The defence team in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd case has failed to get the letter of authorisation (fiat) on the appointment of lead prosecutor Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah after the High Court here today ruled that there was no legal requirement for the prosecution to do so.

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Prosecution to apply to Transfer Case of Businessman who offered Bribe to Tengku Adnan to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) - The prosecution in the case of a businessman charged with giving bribe of RM1 million to former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will file an application to transfer the case, which is at the Sessions Court, to the High Court here.

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Police Officer in Court to answer Charges on Unnatural Sex

KANGAR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - A senior police officer with the rank of Superintendent today was charged in the Sessions Court here for two counts of molestation and two charges of unnatural sex against two women, last year.

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Pushing SMEs, enhancing Bank's Role, Main Goal of New SME Bank CEO

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) - Pushing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to strive further and to enhance SME Bank Malaysia Bhd ’s role in providing financial assistance to targeted SMEs is the main goal of its newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer Aria Putera Ismail.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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Najib, Irwan's trial on RM6.6 Billion CBT Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who are facing six counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM6.6 billion, has been transferred to the High Court.

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Malaysia's ePassport recognised as Regional ID Document of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Dec (Bernama) - The Malaysian Immigration Department received the 2018 Regional ID Document of the Year Award, an acknowledgement for its innovative and class leading Malaysian ePassport.

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Malaysia's first Geothermal Power Plant approval Withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Parliament was informed today that the approval given to Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd to build the country’s first geothermal power plant was cancelled on Aug 29 by the government.

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Defence wants Judge to recuse himself from hearing Shafee's Cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - The defence will submit an appeal to the High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah seeking that he withdraws from hearing cases on two money-laundering charges and another two on incorrect filings made to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), faced by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

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