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News by Country: Malaysia

14 August 2020

Malaysia

·     The former Malaysian workers in Singapore caught in limbo in Johor (CNA, 13 August 2020)

·     HR Ministry: Employers allowed to rehire foreign workers (Malay Mail, 13 August 2020)

·     Malaysia's Top Glove compensates migrant workers after US Customs ban (CNA, 10 August 2020)

·     Putrajaya tables Covid-19 Bill, seeks to raise debt ceiling until 2023 (Malay Mail, 6 August 2020)

·     MTUC urges govt to order banks not to start bankruptcy proceedings after loan moratorium period ends (The Star, 5 August 2020)

·     New foreign worker policy is economic suicide, says MTUC (FMT News, 4 August 2020)

·     Why we need to value, not vilify, migrant workers — Eric Paulsen (Malay Mail, 3 August 2020)

·     Malaysia to allow foreign labour in only 3 sectors, says deputy minister (Reuters, 29 July 2020)

·     Worker woes for planters (The Star, 28 July 2020)

·     Malaysia arrests Bangladeshi worker critical of its treatment of migrants (The Jakarta Post, 27 July 2020)

·     Palm oil production to slump in 2020: CPOPC (Argus Media, 27 July 2020)

·     Malaysia to reimpose lockdown if new cases hit above 100 a day (Straits Times, 27 July 2020)

·     Covid-19 has exposed the inequalities of working from home (FMT, 23 July 2020)

·     Statistics Dept: 2.54 million workers in informal sector last year (Malay Mail, 23 July 2020)

·     All entering Malaysia to serve quarantine at hotels, govt centres (Straits Times, 22 July 2020)

·     Labour shortages slashing Malaysian palm yields (Argus Media, 21 July 2020)

·     Malaysia’s probe into Al Jazeera undermines freedom of speech: CIJ (Coconuts KL, 20 July 2020)

·     Malaysia’s youth face some of the bleakest economic prospects (CNA, 19 July 2020)

·     US Customs issues detention order on imports of goods made by Malaysia's Top Glove (CNA, 16 July 2020)

·     Migrant workers with permits may resume work (Malay Mail, 16 July 2020)

·     Aug 10 target to restart Singapore-Malaysia travel (Business Times, 15 July 2020)

·     Malaysia’s media crackdowns are being driven by an insecure government highly sensitive to criticism (The Conversation, 14 July 2020)

·     Indonesian Embassy rep thanks Malaysia for distributing aid to migrant workers during MCO (Malay Mail, 9 July 2020)

·     Cisco unveils Malaysian financing packages for Covid-19 struck SMEs (Channel Asia, 8 July 2020)

·     Survey: Majority of Malaysians don’t feel skilled enough to stay employed (The Malaysian Reserve, 7 July 2020)

·     Over 10,400 Malaysian students, retrenched workers possibly stranded abroad with no way of coming home (Malay Mail, 6 July 2020)

·     Plantation, manufacturing sectors most affected by foreign workers’ freeze (The Malaysian Reserve, 3 July 2020)

·     IHS Markit: Strong June manufacturing rebound suggests Malaysia in for V-shaped recovery (Malay Mail, 1 July 2020)

·     S'poreans want border with Malaysia to reopen (The Star, 30 June 2020)

·     In fighting Covid-19, Malaysia goes all out against human traffickers (Malay Mail, 29 June 2020)

·     Experts warn of rise in child labour among vulnerable groups (FMT News, 25 June 2020)

·     Malaysian palm oil producers step up perks to retain foreign workers amid pandemic (Reuters, 24 June 2020)

·     Finance minister: Wage Subsidy Programme has saved 2.4 million jobs amid Covid-19 pandemic (Malay Mail, 23 June 2020)

·     In hard times, unions as troubleshooters, not troublemakers (FMT News, 23 June 2020)

·     Freeze on foreign worker intake until year-end (FMT News, 22 June 2020)

·     Migrant workers’ camps are time bombs for infectious diseases (The Malaysian Insight, 21 June 2020)

·     Time to open JB-Singapore border, Putrajaya told (FMT News, 19 June 2020)

·     Banning retrenchment will hurt bosses and workers alike, says lawyer (FMT News, 18 June 2020)

·     No decision yet on ‘travel bubble’ for Malaysia (Malay Mail, 18 June 2020)

·     MTUC: Malaysian Workers Are In Trouble & The Govt Needs To Do Something NOW (TRP, 16 June 2020)

·     Police advise employers to check foreign worker Covid-19 screening documents (Malay Mail, 15 June 2020)

·     Malaysia’s unemployment rate rises to 5% in April as Covid-19 takes toll (FMT News, 15 June 2020)

·     Covid-19: Three out of five workers laid off in Malaysia below 40 years old (Malay Mail, 13 June 2020)

 

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