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News by Country: Malaysia

5 February 2021

Malaysia

·      Deadline to test 1.7mil foreign workers too soon, say bosses (Free Malaysia Today, 3 February 2021)

·      No renewal of foreign workers’ permits if employers fail to conduct Covid-19 screening on them by Feb 28 (The Edge Markets, 2 February 2021)

·      Malaysia to expand mandatory Covid-19 screening for foreign workers (Straits Times, 30 January 2021)

·      Malaysia: Reskilling workers better strategy than wage subsidies (HRM Asia, 27 January 2021)

·      M’sian workers in Singapore can still come back (The Star, 22 January 2021)

·      Bangladeshis in Malaysia: Worries grow as KL declares emergency (The Daily Star, 16 January 2021)

·      Gov’t to assist Cambodians in need during Malaysia state of emergency (Khmer Times, 13 January 2021)

·      Malaysia sees more protection for workers’ rights take effect in January (HRM, 7 January 2021)

·      Employers to bear full cost to immunise foreign workers from Covid-19 (Malay Mail, 6 January 2021)

·      All foreign workers In Malaysia must be screened for COVID-19 starting Jan 1 (HRM Asia, 31 December 2020)

·      Migrant workers at Top Glove on the edge (Focus Malaysia, 28 December 2020)

·      Malaysian glove maker denies its workers are living in shipping containers (Reuters, 21 December 2020)

·      Malaysia faces coronavirus outbreak among health workers as active cases hit all-time high (Straits Times, 18 December 2020)

·      Migrant workers not getting right medical attention (FMT News, 15 December 2020)

·      Manufacturers: New rules on hiring migrant workers too rigid, costly (Focus Malaysia, 14 December 2020)

·      Malaysia's Top Glove fired whistleblower before virus outbreak (Reuters, 13 December 2020)

·      Malaysia to legalise migrant workers from 15 countries  (The Phnom Penh Post, 9 December 2020)

·      Top Glove profit soars 2,030% to $781 million on Covid-19 demand (Straits Times, 9 December 2020)

·      49 Migrant Workers in Malaysia died by suicide due to pandemic related pressure this year (FMT, 4 December 2020)

·      Malaysia's industries in shock over stiff govt fine on poor migrant lodgings (The Straits Times, 29 November 2020)

·      Malaysia imposes mandatory Covid screening for 1.7m foreign workers (The New Paper, 27 November 2020)

·      World's top surgical glove maker shuts factories due to coronavirus (The Daily Star, 27 November 2020)

·      Malaysia begins screening 1.7 million workers for COVID-19 after factory cases (Yahoo News, 26 November 2020)

·      One-off aid extended to all front liners (FMT, 26 November 2020)

·      Workers groups grateful for extended wage subsidies under Kita Prihatin (FMT News, 20 November 2020)

·      Wristbands will just further stigmatise migrant workers (FMT News, 19 November 2020)

·      Malaysia's Top Glove workers put under tighter COVID-19 restriction (CNA, 16 November 2020)

·      Stemming retirement crisis harder if contributors keep tapping into EPF savings, warn MTUC and financial planners (Malay Mail, 13 November 2020)

·      Industries eager to see govt labour initiative take off (The Star, 13 November 2020)

·      Malaysia May Not Return To Normal Until End 2021: Subang MP (Code Blue, 13 November 2020)

·      Malaysia plans extra S$6.5 billion for special Covid-19 fund (Straits Times, 7 November 2020)

·      Undocumented Workers: Malaysia mulls temp work permits (The Daily Star, 6 November 2020)

·      Neglect of migrant workers could hurt Malaysia’s economic recover (CNBC, 4 November 2020)

·      Stranded Bangladeshi workers ask Dhaka to help them return to Malaysia (FMT, 3 November 2020)

·      Malaysia's health workers suffering from high stress, exhaustion (The New Paper, 30 October 2020)

·      RM300 aid for each tourism worker (Daily Express, 30 October 2020)

·      Union questions Malindo’s latest retrenchment exercise (FMT News, 29 October 2020)

·      Budget 2021: Expert calls for training funds to help workers retrenched during Covid-19 pandemic (Malay Mail, 27 October 2020)

·      Trade unions: Govt’s ‘constantly-changing’ CMCO work-from-home order confusing, smacks of double standards (Malay Mail, 22 October 2020)

·      Covid-19 economic blues heighten fears of job security and unemployment among Malaysian workers (Malay Mail, 22 October 2020)

·      Malaysia allows 10% of workers under Covid-19 lockdown to work in office (Straits Times, 21 October 2020)

 

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