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Wages cannot be cut without Employees' Consent or Knowledge - JTKSM

KUANTAN, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Employers are reminded not to impose salary deductions without the employee's knowledge or without the approval of the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM). JTKSM's labour standards division director Mohd Asri Abd Wahab said the department was seriously concerned about the issue and had received complaints of misappropriation of employees' salaries without clear consent or reason.

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Act 466 Amendment also covers Workers of Other Industries - Lee

PORT DICKSON, Jul 13 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act (Act 466) in Parliament will enable not only the estate workers to receive health and security facilities properly but it would also be extended to workers of the other industries.
Date: 13 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill filed to promote Occupational Safety for Artists

MANILA, Jul 2 (PNA) - The Ang Probinsyano party-list has filed a bill seeking to institutionalize a mandatory occupational safety, health and emergency response system for all artists, including crew, in the film, television and theater industry.
Date: 02 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government plans Paternity Leave for Private Sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 (Bernama) - The Human Resource Ministry plans to introduce a three-day paternity leave for the private sector, in response to requests from NGOs and private sector unions, Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said today.
Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MTUC: Get Malaysia to ratify Convention on Right of Association of all Workers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has asked the United Nations global labour centre to use all within its means to get Malaysia to ratify Convention 87 (C87), which deals with the fundamental freedom of association of all workers, including migrants. Speaking at the International Labour Organisation&rs ...
Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MTUC wants Respect and Care for Workers in Malaysia through Labour Law Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 9 (Bernama) - A cost of living allowance (COLA) of RM300, 98-day maternity leave, seven-day paternity leave, 30-day paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the Haj and housing allowances based on the cities are among the sweeping labour reforms sought by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC). These are among the proposa ...
Date: 09 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill seeking to establish a special hospital dedicated for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Foreign Workers Replacement System to be reinstated July 1

IPOH, May 31 (Bernama) - The government has agreed to reinstate the foreign workers replacement system to all sectors effective July 1, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NA Deputies scrutinize Labour Law

Hanoi, May 29 (VNA) - During the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), deputies on May 29 discussed the draft amended Labour Law which has been attracting public concern in recent times.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Govt launches New Payment System for Injured Workers

The Labour Ministry has streamlined the process of making social security payments in a bid to better serve registered workers and employers, said the head of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bill on Flexible Work Arrangements hurdles Final Reading at Senate

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Senate approved on third reading on Monday a bill that will give employers and employees an option to adopt flexible working arrangements.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Jagvinder Singh A/L Maghar Singh v Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1292 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Dhev Kumar A/L Raghavan @ Shagban v Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian India Malaysia

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1284 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Wong Jee Mun v Mohamed, Yeng & Co

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1282 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Pension closer as Government creates Draft Law on Social Security Funds

Pensions for those in the private sector moved closer after the National Assembly and ministries of Economy and Finance, and Labour and Vocational Training created a draft law on social security funds.

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Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural ar ...

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces Attapeu penalises, fires Officials over Misconduct Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers more

Wages cannot be cut without Employees' Consent or Knowledge - JTKSM

KUANTAN, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Employers are reminded not to impose salary deductions without the employee's knowledge or without the approval of the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM). JTKSM's labour sta ...

Act 466 Amendment also covers Workers of Other Industries - Lee Government plans Paternity Leave for Private Sector MTUC: Get Malaysia to ratify Convention on Right of Association of all Workers more

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.

Govt launches New Payment System for Injured Workers New Labour Law paves way for Worker Safety Standards Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan more

Bill filed to promote Occupational Safety for Artists

MANILA, Jul 2 (PNA) - The Ang Probinsyano party-list has filed a bill seeking to institutionalize a mandatory occupational safety, health and emergency response system for all artists, including crew, in the film, televi ...

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading Bill on Flexible Work Arrangements hurdles Final Reading at Senate POEA bars Recruitment firm from deploying OFWs to Jeddah over Abuses more

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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