Time for minimum wage above RM2,000

PETALING JAYA: The minimum wage for Malaysians should be set at RM2,102 as the current RM1,500 is too low for workers to sustain themselves and their families with, according to the latest report by United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Malaysia. The UN-backed study said its proposal for the new minimum wage was made in light […]

Minimum wage to be reviewed this year

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will review the minimum wage this year, taking into account the views of both employers and employees. Human Resources Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong said the review would be based on the National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011. “For your information, this year, based on the National Wage Consultative Council Act […]

Top Human Resources Ministry digital app complaints: Unpaid wages and WFH ban

KUALA LUMPUR: The most common complaints the Human Resources Ministry’s Working for Workers (WFW) application received is over unpaid salaries. Its minister Steven Sim said of the total 34,156 complaints lodged with the digital platform as of Feb 25 this year, 6,393 cases were from workers who did not receive their salaries. The WFW application, he […]

Move to ban foreign workers in residential areas opposed

PETALING JAYA: Banning foreign workers from living in residential areas flies in the face of respecting their human rights and dignity, said the North-South Initiative, an NGO which focuses on access to justice for indigenous peoples, migrant workers, refugees and other disenfranchised minorities. Its executive director Adrian Anthony Pereira was commenting on the Jan 29 decision […]

Govt opens recruitment of foreign workers for plantation sector only

THE GOVERNMENT has agreed to allow the hiring of foreign workers specifically for the plantation sector under the Ministry of Plantation and Commodities (KPK), said its minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani. He said the matter was informed to him by the Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution who decided that only the plantation sector […]

Kerajaan laksana Program Repatriasi Migran mulai 1 Mac

Putrajaya: Kabinet setuju untuk melaksanakan Program Repatriasi Migran bagi memberi peluang kepada pendatang asing tanpa izin (Pati) untuk pulang ke negara asal tanpa tindakan pendakwaan. Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution berkata, Pati yang terbabit dalam program ini yang dilaksanakan bermula 1 Mac depan hanya akan dikenakan kompaun. “Ia membabitkan kesalahan mengikut Seksyen 6(1)(c) […]

Negeri Sembilan bans foreign workers from staying in residential areas

Employers are required to relocate them to centralised living quarters or commercial zones by the end of this year. FMT Reporters – 29 Jan 2024, 6:22pm PETALING JAYA: Negeri Sembilan has prohibited foreign workers from staying in residential areas in the state. Local government development, housing and transport committee chairman J Arul Kumar said employers in the […]