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WOW: empowering women through entrepreneurship
FMT | Wednesday, December 1, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” This is the guiding principle of Women of Will (WOW), a non-governmental organisation that aims to empower disadvantaged women. It provides...

'Hybrid working model is the best, safest'
NST | Thursday, December 2, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite increasing calls from employees to resume working from the office, employers and public health experts believe for now a hybrid model is the safest working arrangement. Maukerja chief executive officer Ray Teng s...

Finance minister: Malaysia’s employment, social security systems need holistic reform
Malay Mail | Wednesday, November 24, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — It is critical that Malaysia’s employment and social security systems undergo a holistic reform to ensure adequate social security and decent work, particularly for the country’s youths, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku...

Finance minister: Wage subsidies totalling RM19.21b disbursed as of Oct 29
Malay Mail | Wednesday, November 17, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 — The government has channelled RM19.209 billion to 356,193 employers under its Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) as of October 29 to ensure the continued employment of 2.94 million local workers. Finance Minister Datuk Ser...

Civil servants will not be forgotten in Budget 2022, says PM Ismail Sabri
Malay Mail | Wednesday, October 27, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 ? The welfare and wellbeing of civil servants have always been given attention and will not be forgotten in Budget 2022 which will be tabled at Dewan Rakyat by Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz this Frida...

Employers may soon be compelled to make Socso contributions for security guards
| Friday, October 15, 2021
KLANG: The Human Resources Ministry will discuss with the Home Ministry to issue a new directive that requires employers to make Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributions for security guards. Human Resources Minister Datuk Se...

Malaysian Employers Federation: Upward revision of minimum wages would derail economic recovery, 12MP
Malay Mail | Saturday, October 23, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Employers are in no position to absorb any increases in wage costs and any upward review of minimum wages would derail economic recovery and the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (12MP), said the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). Pr...

Bill to amend Employment Act, boost provision of paternity leave tabled in Parliament today
Malay Mail | Monday, October 25, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — A Bill to amend the Employment Act to insert a new section on paternity leave was tabled in Parliament today. It was tabled for the first reading by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan. The proposed amendment...

Unvaccinated civil servants in Malaysia may face disciplinary action or termination: Public Service Department
channelnewsasia.com | Tuesday, October 19, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants in the Malaysian federal government departments could face disciplinary action or termination of service if they fail to complete the COVID-19 vaccination under a new immunisation policy which takes effect from Nov 1. ...

Look into delayed wages for security guards, education ministry told
FMT | Wednesday, October 20, 2021
PETALING JAYA: The Government Contract Workers’ Network (JPKK) has urged the education ministry to intervene over delayed wages for security guards. In a Facebook post, JPKK said 38 security guards working at several schools, teachers’ quarters an...

5 experiences that drive how satisfied employees are with their HR departments
Human Resource Online | Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Employees who have a single point of contact with HR are twice as likely to say HR promotes value than those who have multiple HR contacts. How accessible is your HR team to employees?...

5 priorities for HR leaders in 2021 and beyond
Human Resource Online | Thursday, October 14, 2021
Empathy, resilience, and fatigue are some of the areas that aren't just buzzwords for HR, but business priorities that need to be consciously included in people policies....

Malaysian employers in distribution sector no longer need CIMS letter to operate
Human Resource Online | Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Minister for Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Alexander Nanta Linggi, however, did not mention whether this latest decision regarding CIMS may expand to other sectors in Malaysia as well. Businesses in the distribution sector in Malaysia will no...

Fully-vaccinated individuals entering Malaysia can now opt for home quarantine
The Human Resource Online | Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Starting today (21 September 2021), fully-vaccinated individuals arriving in Malaysia can opt to serve their quarantine period at home or a residence of choice, instead of a dedicated facility....

KSM to utilise input from IPEF 2021 to enhance employment programmes, services
The Sun | Tuesday, September 14, 2021
PUTRAJAYA: The input on various international best practices presented and discussed at the International Public Employment Forum 2021 (IPEF 2021) will be utilised to enhance the effectiveness of employment programmes and services in Malaysia, especi...

No entry of foreign workers, including maids, until Dec 31, says minister
Malay Mail | Sunday, September 19, 2021
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 --Private employment agencies that are registered with the Ministry of Human Resources are advised not to make any statements or advertisements that mislead employers on entry of foreign maids into the country. Human Resources M...

Employers have right to insist staff vaccinate against Covid-19
NST | Friday, September 3, 2021
IPOH: Employers have a right to require their employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan. He said while there is no specific legislation on Covi...

Clarify self-quarantine guidelines, bosses urge govt
NST | Sunday, September 5, 2021
As Malaysia prepares to switch from total containment in managing the Covid-19 pandemic to an endemic phase, clear guidelines for self-quarantine are needed to prevent disruption to workplaces and productivity. Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF)...

Only those fully vaccinated allowed to work in Johor manufacturing sector
NST | Sunday, September 5, 2021
JOHOR BARU: Only individuals who have completed the 28-day or 14-day window after one-dose or two-dose vaccination, respectively, will be allowed to work in the manufacturing sector in Johor. State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman A...

The SME Digital Guidebooks,
Human Resource Online | Friday, August 13, 2021
The Malaysia Digital Economy Malaysia (MDEC) has launched a set of digital guidebooks aimed at enabling traditional Malaysian businesses in key sectors to move towards digitalisation, in order to improve efficiency and customer experience. Announ...

A 5-minute guide to Malaysia's new measures for fully-vaccinated individuals (effective 10 Aug)
Human Resource Online | Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Fully-vaccinated individuals in Phase Two and beyond of the National Recovery Plan will be able to dine-in, exercise outdoors (individually), take part in prayer activities, and more, but cross-state travel remains banned (with some exceptions). I...

14 companies join Dell Tech Malaysia’s MentorConnect programme to groom 170 mentees into future leaders
Human Resource Online | Wednesday, August 4, 2021
A total of 14 companies across Malaysia are participating in Dell Technologies Malaysia’s fifth instalment of the MentorConnect programme – a multi-company collaboration which aims to engage, advance, and retain diverse talents by sharpening their le...

Employers told to send workers for vaccination according to appointments
The Sun | Thursday, July 29, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have advised employers to send their workers, especially foreign workers, for their Covid-19 vaccination at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) according to the times given in their appointments to avoid crowding at the...

MDEC aims to boost Malaysia’s digital economy with DIF5 by generating RM50bn worth of investments, and more
Human Reosrce Online | Wednesday, July 21, 2021
The five-year plan is also targeting to provide 50,000 high-value jobs in the MSC, Malaysia’s high-technology business district. To enhance Malaysia’s digital economy by 2025, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is looking at its Digit...

MEF urges government to use other pandemic assessment measures
NST | Friday, July 16, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The government should look for more relevant measures to assess the local Covid-19 situation, instead of relying on the number of daily cases, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said. Its president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husm...

MEDAC to execute four economic intervention initiatives worth RM20mn to support micro-SMEs and SMEs
The Human Resource Online | Thursday, July 15, 2021
Called the Cooperative Economic Rehabilitation Intervention programme, it is funded by Malaysia’s PEMULIH package. As part of Malaysia’s PEMULIH package, the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, through the Cooperative Commission o...

HR Ministry receives 5,177 complaints against employers
NST | Thursday, July 8, 2021
TAPAH: The Human Resources Ministry has received 5,177 complaints via the newly launched application Working for Workers (WFW), against employers from May 3 until yesterday. Its minister, Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the highest complaints rec...

MIDF to provide advisory services, financing for SME digitisation
NST | Thursday, July 8, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Industrial Development Bhd (MIDF) will provide advisory services and financing facilities to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking to transform their businesses digitally. Group managing director Charon Ward...

Socso: Putrajaya has disbursed RM15.7b in wage subsidies
Malay Mail | Tuesday, July 6, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The government has disbursed RM15.67 billion under the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU), which has benefited 2.74 million employees and 333,533 employers in the country. Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive offic...

i-Citra designed for EPF members to withdraw from Account 2 first, says CEO
Malay Mail | Thursday, July 1, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — The i-Citra initiative is designed for members to withdraw their savings primarily from Account 2 as the facility is already set up for members to access it for specific needs such as paying for home loans, medical expenses and...

MEF calls for businesses to reopen
NST | Tuesday, June 29, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said the Pakej Perlindungan Rakyat dan Pemulihan Ekonomi (Pemulih) unveiled yesterday would work to provide temporary relief for the rakyat, businesses as well as expedite vaccination program...

Tax residence for individuals explained
The Sun | Sunday, June 13, 2021
UNDERSTANDING the concept of tax residence is important for your taxation status in Malaysia and whenever you undertake transactions overseas. Overseas tax authorities and central banks require you to disclose your tax reference number and reside...

Automation crucial to address labour shortage in agro-food sub-sector - MPC
The Sun | Saturday, June 12, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: There is an urgent need for the agro-food sub-sector to engage and participate in the adoption of technological upgrades and modern farming techniques as a solution to the shortage of 40 per cent labour in the agro-food sub-sector, ...

MEF, Samenta agree MCO 3.0 extension necessary, hopeful of effective measures
The Sun | Saturday, June 12, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) concurs with the government’s decision in extending the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 as the average daily rate of infection had not reduced to below 5,000, but is hopeful of effective measure...

Multi-tier levy system for foreign workers postponed to Jan 1, 2022
The Sun | Saturday, June 5, 2021
PUTRAJAYA: The implementation of the multi-tier levy system for the employment of foreign workers has been postponed to Jan 1, 2022, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan. (pix) In a statement today, he said the decision was made i...

LRT mishap: crash victims eligible for Socso benefits
The Sun | Wednesday, May 26, 2021
PUTRAJAYA: Victims of the Kelana Jaya Line Light Transit Rail (LRT) train crash on Monday are qualified to claim for benefits as stipulated under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4) and the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 (Act ...

Private sector employees urged to donate to Covid-19 fund
The Sun | Thursday, June 3, 2021
PETALING JAYA: Private sector employees have been urged to emulate civil servants by also donating to the National Disaster Relief Fund for Covid-19. Civil servants have won praise for agreeing to the initiative announced by Chief Secretary to the...

Only those with ministries, agencies approval letters allowed through roadblocks
The Sun | Monday, June 7, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning Tuesday, the police will only accept approval letters issued by six ministries and certain agencies in allowing workers to pass through roadblocks. Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani (pix) said ...

21.86% of companies registered under CIMS 3.0 get nod to operate
The Sun | Thursday, June 3, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 21.86% or 128,150 companies have been given approval to operate during the MCO 3.0, said Senior Minister cum International Trade & Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. As of 7.30am today, the Covid-19 Intelligen...

IRB: Flexibility for employers to submit foreign employees forms
The Sun | Friday, June 4, 2021
PUTRAJAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is offering flexibility to employers to submit forms related to the income tax of their foreign workers, either via e-mail, hand delivery or by post, until Dec 31. According to the IRB, the forms are CP21 ...

Socso coverage extended to domestic workers from June 1
The Sun | Tuesday, June 1, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resources Ministry, through the Social Security Organisation (Socso) has extended its social security protection coverage to domestic workers effective June 1. Socso chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohamme...

Don’t make civil servants’ allowance cut an issue — Cuepacs
The Sun | Tuesday, June 1, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) hopes that all quarters will not make civil servants’ allowance deduction as a reason to attack the government or to provoke controversy. Its president ...

Domestic workers disappointed that Socso unable to meet minister’s promise
The Sun | Tuesday, June 1, 2021
PETALING JAYA: Domestic workers who tried to register with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) offices have been turned away by uninformed staff, according to Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor (PSWS). Saying this is a letdown for workers in t...

Provide tech facilities for civil servants to increase productivity — Cuepacs
The Sun | Saturday, May 29, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The government must provide civil servants with the latest technological facilities to boost productivity in the public delivery system in line with new working environment norms....

Individuals with disabilities continue to face discrimination in job market
The Sun | Monday, May 17, 2021
PETALING JAYA: Ramesh Subramaniam tried for two years before he finally landed a job as an administrative executive at Kone Elevator Sdn Bhd, and it was not for a lack of capabilities. Ramesh, 30, has the misfortune of being born with a spinal def...

700 IPs opened against 11,800 employers over Act 446 violations: Saravanan
thevibes.com | Monday, May 10, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR – More than 700 investigation papers have been opened against 11,813 employers over violations of the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446). Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said 2...

PUNB offers financing scheme for retrenched individuals
The Sun | Friday, May 7, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB) is offering financing between RM50,000 and RM100,000 via its Covid-19 Affected Entrepreneur Financing Scheme (SPUR) to help bumiputera individuals to venture into the business field. Chairman T...

150,597 job seekers found employment as at last month, exceeding projection — PM Muhyiddin (Updated)
The Sun | Friday, May 7, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 150,597 job seekers have succeeded in obtaining employment through 12 programmes implemented as at April 23, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said the success exceeded the cumulative project...

Human Resources Ministry receives 49 complaints via WFW app
The Sun | Saturday, May 8, 2021
YAN: The Human Resources Ministry has received 49 complaints on various labour-related issues via the Working For Workers (WFW) application since it was launched on Monday. Its deputy minister Datuk Awang Hashim (pix) said the application was crea...

Survey shows Malaysia’s top employers offering jobs despite pandemic
The Sun | Sunday, May 9, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: A survey by LinkedIn has identified 15 top companies in Malaysia which have continued to hire new employees despite the ongoing pandemic that have severely affected business activities. According to GKK Consultants Sdn Bhd (GKK), the...