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Works Ministry: 150 construction sites ordered to close since June 1 for non-compliance of MCO SOP
Malay Mail | Monday, June 21, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — A total of 150 construction sites nationwide have been ordered to close since June 1 for failing to comply with the stipulated standard operating procedure (SOP) of the movement control order (MCO) 3.0. The Works Ministry s...

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 residency ...

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...

Protect workers with safe, healthy work environment
The Sun | Monday, May 3, 2021
WITH almost 151 million cases globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on our world, resulting in far-reaching health, social and economic consequences, disrupting the lives and livelihoods of people all over the world. Covid-19...

Former execs take Mara Corp to Industrial Court
The Malaysian Reserve | Thursday, May 6, 2021
At least half of the 20 top executives recruited by former Mara Corp CEO Datuk Badlisyah Abdul Ghani are claiming unjust dismissal without proper notice, sources said. It is understood that 14 of them had undergone mediation with Mara without reac...

Skills preferred as Malaysia gears into automation
The Malaysian Reserve | Friday, April 30, 2021
AS MALAYSIA gears up for Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) and paves the way for 5G networks, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered machines might be replacing jobs in the future....

LinkedIn’s Top 15 Companies In M’sia For 2021 & The Job Openings They Have Now
Vulcanpost | Friday, April 30, 2021
Much has changed in the past year and remote working, the rise of AI along with automation has reshaped what our professional lives look like. This, in turn, has changed what employees are expecting from their workplaces too....

Commentary: Malaysia’s prospects for economic recovery remain bright, but not everyone may be lifted
CNA | Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Barring failures to contain potential COVID-19 waves, Malaysia’s economy and labour market look poised to recover, says a researcher....

Navigating the path to high-income nation status
The Star | Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Navigating the path to high-income nation status...

Frankly Speaking: OPV job to TH Heavy’s rescue
The Edge Markets | Monday, April 26, 2021
Project execution is not exactly the strongest point of TH Heavy Engineering Bhd, a 64.5% subsidiary of Urusharta Jamaah Sdn Bhd....

New norm skills for job seekers
The Sundaily | Monday, April 26, 2021
PETALING JAYA: Soft skills now matter as much as, if not more, than paper qualifications and physical capabilities for those hoping to land a job....

MP, recruitment agency team up to provide job matching service
The Star | Thursday, April 22, 2021
THE Lembah Pantai parliamentary office is collaborating with a recruitment agency to help the unemployed find suitable jobs. Its MP Fahmi Fadzil (pic) said the initiative aimed to assist at least 500 people in the short to medium-term....

Syndicate offering online purchasing agent job busted, nine arrested
The Star | Thursday, April 22, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: A syndicate offering job-seekers a commission of about 8% as an “online purchasing agent” was busted with the arrest of nine individuals, including a Thai woman....

Microsoft announces plans to establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of “Bersama Malaysia” initiative to support inclusive economic growth
Microsoft | Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – April 19 2021 – Microsoft Corp. today announced its “Bersama Malaysia” (Together with Malaysia) initiative, which marks a significant commitment to empowering Malaysia’s inclusive digital economy and advancing the n...

Inta Bina bags RM106m construction job
The Edge Markets | Tuesday, April 20, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (April 20): Inta Bina Group Bhd has bagged a RM106 million contract for the construction of serviced apartments in Klang....

MACC: Stop glorifying leaders facing graft charges
The Sundaily | Monday, April 19, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should stop glorifying leaders who are facing court cases for graft Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Chief Commissioner (prevention) Datuk Seri Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jami (pix) says....

Collecting data no easy job
The Star | Monday, April 19, 2021
PETALING JAYA: Facing hostile residents, being mistaken for scammers or being threatened by a mentally unsound man – it’s all in a day’s work for the 9,000-member team tasked with conducting door-to-door surveys at millions of homes for the Mal...

Malaysia eases currency protections as ASEAN vies for investment
Asia Nikkei | Thursday, April 15, 2021
Malaysia is easing rules around its currency as peers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations compete for job-creating investments from multinationals diversifying away from China....

Human Resources Minister slams Bangladesh High Commission over job portal launch
The Star | Thursday, April 15, 2021
PETALING JAYA: The Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur did not consult the Human Resources Ministry over the setting up of a job portal, says Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan....

MDEC's #SayaDigital movement aims to benefit 10,000 Malaysians
Marketing-interactive | Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has launched the #SayaDigital Movement on a national level. This year's #SayaDigital Movement is said to focus on four components, namely training young people to become “Geng #SayaDigital” voluntee...

Ministry says 13 new trains for east coast, denies rush job claim
FMT | Thursday, April 8, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The transport ministry clarified today that the 13 new four-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains it has bought will replace existing locomotives and passenger coaches for the east coast route....

Axiata in ‘advance discussions’ for merger of Celcom and Digi.Com
The Edge Markets | Thursday, April 8, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Axiata Group Bhd announced that it is in “advance discussions” with Telenor Asia to merge the telco operations of Celcom Axiata Bhd and Digi.Com Bhd in which the parties will have equal ownership estimated at 33.1% each....

HRDF Placement Centre launched, with 19,000 job opportunities available to Malaysians
humanresourcesonline | Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The portal, poised to provide 50,000 job and income opportunities for Malaysians, brings together employers, candidates, training providers and career coaches....

Don't be picky, these are unusual times, HR Minister tells job seekers
The Star | Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Govt’s job to ensure decent wages for grads, says Kula
FMT | Monday, April 5, 2021
PETALING JAYA: Former human resources minister M Kula Segaran said the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has failed to stem unemployment and create new jobs....

More high-paying jobs need to be created
The Malaysian Reserve | Monday, April 5, 2021
THE pandemic-induced slowdown has uncovered the need for reforms to address structural issues in the job market that would also ensure quality labour market recovery....

Malaysia needs to move on from labour-intensive FDIs, say economists
The Edge Markets | Thursday, April 1, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): Economists say Malaysia needs to move on from attracting labour-intensive foreign direct investments (FDIs) and instead look towards investments that can create high quality jobs and contribute to the nation’s journey toward...

Consumer alert – Scam cases are rising
FMT | Thursday, April 1, 2021
The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) and the National Consumer Complaints Centre would like to alert Malaysian consumers on the sudden spike of scam-related complaints and to be cautious and remain alert of such scams....

BNM Governor: Comprehensive labour policies needed to support recovery from Covid-19 crisis
The Edge Markets | Wednesday, March 31, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (March 31): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said today comprehensive labour market policies are needed in Malaysia to support recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and prepare the workforce for the ...

YPM looking for industry partners to offer jobs to B40 students
The Malaysian Reserve | Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Considering the current unemployment rate, YPM executive chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Nizar Sudin said this latest initiative is to ensure graduate employability in a tight labour market....

Malaysia needs clearer economic directions to attract FDIs
The Malaysian Reserve | Monday, March 29, 2021
FORMER Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani has called for clearer economic directions to attract and sustain foreign direct investments (FDIs) into Malaysia....

3 ways to assess a company’s culture during a job interview
FMT | Monday, March 29, 2021
Traditionally, job interviews are how a company determines whether you’re a suitable candidate for the job....

Mental Health In A Pandemic: 4 Things You Should Remember
asiatatler | Thursday, March 25, 2021
Doctors Without Borders in Malaysia senior mental health supervisor Sarah Chou says there's no shame in seeking mental health guidance...