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Amendment to Employment Act to safeguard Workers' Welfare

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will amend the Employment Act 1955 to further safeguard the welfare of workers. Its minister M.Kulasegaran said the proposed amendments which would also involve six other laws is expected to be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in July. Among the laws are the Industrialisation ...
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government expects Minimum Wage's Recommendation Next Year

BENTONG, Apr 20 (Bernama) - The government expects to obtain the minimum wage recommendation from the Minimum Wage Technical Committee the latest by August next year.
Date: 20 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Amendments to OSH Act will see higher Penalties for Bosses

LANGKAWI, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

EPF adopts United Nations-Supported Investment Principles

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. This formally underlined the pension fund's commitment towards responsible investing as well as environment, social and governance (ESG), said chief executive officer Tunku Alizakri Alias. Signa ...
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MOE to blacklist Contractors who Mistreat Workers

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 27 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Education (MOE) is considering black-listing contractors, who are unfair and mistreat workers, from getting the related contracts under the ministry, said its Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendments to OSHA to be tabled in Parliament this Month

TAIPING, March 1 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1994 are expected to be tabled in Parliament this month to enable the construction site owners and architects to be held responsible for incidents at their sites, said the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Its director-general, Ir Omar Mat Piah ...
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sectorial-based Minimum Wages allowed by Law - Kula Segaran

PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The National Wages Consultative Council (NWCC) formed to recommend the minimum wage rates to the government, could do so according to sectors, types of employment and regional areas, said Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kula Segaran will discuss the need to set up Sabah Labour Advisory Council

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 25 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will discuss with the Sabah state government the need to set up the Sabah Labour Advisory Council in the near future.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Tabling of Sexual Harassment Bill not in March to ensure Comprehensiveness - Hannah Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Sexual Harassment Bill will not be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month because the results of a just-completed feasibility study are still under scrutiny, it was stated today.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Workers' Strike due to Three Months Unpaid Salary - Labour Department

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 31 (Bernama) - The Labour Department has found that the recent three-day strike by some 2,000 foreign workers at a rubber glove manufacturing company in Sepang, Selangor, was triggered by the company’s failure to pay workers’ salaries for three months since November last year.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Muslims Dress Code Guide will be presented to NLAC first - Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 29 (Bernama) - The dress code guidelines for Muslim workers in private sector will be presented at the meeting of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) first, said the Human Resources Ministry. The ministry, in a statement today said, as a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) it would take into account vie ...
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Rapid Penang Bus Driver fined for submitting False Claim to Socso

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 24 (Bernama) - A former Rapid Penang bus driver was fined RM2,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for submitting false information to claim for accident benefits from the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Employers fined for Late Submission of Accident Report

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 22 (Bernama) - Two employers were each fined RM2,500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here today, for failing to report accidents involving their employees to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers told to heed Minimum Wages order 2018

KUCHING, Jan 2 (Bernam) - Employers are urged to abide by the Minimum Wages Order (Amendment) 2018, which is effective from yesterday. Sarawak Manpower Department director, Awang Raduan Awang Omar who made the call, said employers who failed to pay their employees basic salary as stipulated in the order, were committing an offence and could be ...
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Information on Malaysia's labour market is now available at the fingertips with the launch of a new mobile application, Labour Market Information Gateway or LMI Gateway today.

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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Malaysia signs ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).

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Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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