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Employment Act amendment to cover all discrimination, including hotel ban on headscarves, says ministry

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 will address all types of discrimination at the workplace, said the Human Resources Ministry in a statement to Malay Mail.


Following outrage over the hotel ind Read More

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Malaysia plans special court on human trafficking as cases soar

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who said it would help deliver justice to victims.


The Southeast Asian nation relies heavily on foreign domestic workers as well as laborers from countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal for jobs shunned by locals including work o Read More

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Over 180,000 job seekers get placements last year: Riot

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 183,433 job seekers managed to get job placement in various economic sectors last year, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.


Out of the total, he said 57,320 or 31% of the job seekers were graduates and 126,113 or 69% comprised of non graduates.


He said 57,366 job seekers were matched with jobs that were offered by emp Read More

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Malaysia Needs Foreign Workers To Meet Shortage Of Manpower

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
http://www.malaysiandigest.com —

SERIAN: Malaysia still needs to outsource workers from other countries to meet the shortage of manpower in the construction and plantation sectors.


Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said checks showed about 80 per cent of the workforce in “giant” development and infrastructure projects in Read More

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(Update) 36 employers to get foreign maids this week, 6 days after online application

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
https://www.nst.com.my —

PUTRAJAYA: Thirty-six employers will receive their foreign maids by this week through the newly-introduced Maid Online System (SMO).


Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mustafar Ali said this first batch was able to apply and receive their maids in just six days.


"Initially, we promised that it would take about eight days, but this first batch was successful in g Read More

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MyEG gets six-month extension from Home Ministry for illegal foreign worker repatriation programme

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

PETALING JAYA: MyEG Services Bhd has been granted a six-month extension by the Home Ministry for the voluntary repatriation of illegal foreign workers programme.


The group said that it had received a letter dated December 20, 2017 from the Home Ministry in relation to the extension of the programme, which was initially scheduled to expire on December 31.


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Cost to rise with foreign worker levy

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Malaysia
https://themalaysianreserve.com —

Manufacturers have warned that “someone” will have to pick up the tap for the additional cost after the authority mandated that employers pay for their foreign workers levy.


Malaysia employs about 1.75 million legal foreign workers.


Besides domestic helpers, the majority of these workers is employed in the plantation, manufacturing and construction sectors.


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Malaysia next in bid to legalise migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 165 days ago Malaysia
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

A campaign to legalise Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand could be repeated in Malaysia if it proves successful, the Labour Minister has said.


Ith Samheng announced on Tuesday that the government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents.


The campaign will r Read More