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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

Fixed Minimum Wage Increase Rate to be finalized on Friday - Kula Segaran

IPOH, Aug 4 (Bernama) - The government will finalise the minimum wage increase rate to be fixed for the initial stage at the Cabinet meeting on Friday. said Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran. The increase rate determined would be standardised between workers in Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak. He said at present the minim ...
Date: 04 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Guidelines for Muslims to pray while at work in Final Stage

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Bernama) - The Human Resource Ministry is in the final stage of publishing guidelines on prayer time for Muslim employees during working hours.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Socso hunting Unregistered Employers till the end of the Year

BANGI, August 1 (Bernama) - Following the launch of the Social Security Organisation's (Socso) 10th nationwide Ops Kesan (a lawbreaker identification operation) in Bandar Baru Bangi today, some 897 small Bangi businesses were checked with 112 fines amounting to RM115,000 issued for breaching the Employees' Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4).
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Youth fined for Dishonest Removal of Money belonging to Finance Manager

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court today fined a 21-year-old man RM5,000, in default 10 months jail, for dishonestly removing RM15,000 belonging to a finance manager into his own account, last year.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Hiring illegal immigrant: Jakel Human Resource Manager fined RM25,000

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Bernama) - A human resource manager of Malaysia's leading textile retailer, Jakel, was fined RM25,000 by the Special Court for Illegal Immigrants for hiring an Indonesian worker without a valid work permit, last year.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to review Ban on Foreign Cooks

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry is reviewing the proposed ban on foreign cooks in the country, following protests from restaurant owners.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Go easy on Workers with HFMD-infected Kids, Bosses told

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Bernama) - Employers including those from the private sector must be considerate to their workers if their children are diagnosed with the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Cuepacs advice on updating Retirement Documentation

LABUAN, July 25 (Bernama) - Cuepacs today reminded civil servants to keep updating their retirement-related file documentation with the Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (KWAP) for a smooth disbursement of pension and other derivative benefits upon their retirement.
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Cuepacs to propose New Remuneration System

LABUAN, July 25 (Bernama) - Cuepacs is drawing up a proposal paper on a new remuneration system for civil servants for submission to the government, said its president, Datuk Azih Muda.
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Restaurant Employers fail to abide by Employment Act 1955

PUTRAJAYA, July 24 (Bernama) - Three restaurant employers in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, will be brought to court for committing several offences under the Employment Act 1955. 
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Contract, Part Time Workers oppressed by Employers advised to lodge Report with Labour Department

TAWAU, July 20 (Bernama) - Contract or part-time workers in Sabah who are oppressed by their employers can lodge a report or seek advice from the Labour Department (JTK).
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Manager of Cleaning Company fined for employing Foreigners without Valid Pass

PETALING JAYA, July 19 (Bernama) - A manager of a cleaning company operating without a licence was fined a total of RM55,600 by the Sessions Court here today for employing five Indonesian women who were not in possession of a valid pass and allowing another to stay at his premises.
Date: 19 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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Call to improve Healthcare System instead of Introducing Health Insurance Scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A healthcare advocate had urged the government to reconsider the proposal to introduce national health insurance scheme for the people by taking into considerations it's adverse financial impact in the long term.

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Najib files Appeal against Gag Order Refusal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.

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Johor to consider implementing Open Tender System

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The state government will consider implementing the open tender system for all projects in Johor to prevent monopolies, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

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SMEs need to collaborate with IPTS to embrace Technologies

KUANTAN, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to collaborate with local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to enable them to brace technologies in order to be more competitive in the face of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

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Mixed Reaction in Construction-Related Stocks following SST Announcement

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The prices of construction-related stocks saw a mixed performance today following the Finance Ministry’s announcement on the tax exemption of some construction materials.

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GST Refunds should be settled before SST kicks in

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The Finance Ministry has been urged to find a swift solution regarding the Goods and Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds before the implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST) this September.

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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.

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Marriage Age Amendment, Stakeholders' views crucial

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The government will take into consideration the views of all stakeholders in the discussions to raise the marriage age limit in the country from 16 to 18 years before any decision is made, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk V.K Liew.

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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).

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