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MEF Academy Events
 18Supervisory Skills For The New Workforce18 - 19 December 2018
 20Occupational Safety & Health Act 199420 December 2018
 

Highlights
 Surveys reveal all around lower Salary Increments and Bonuses  Employers granted lower salary increases and bonuses throughout 2018 and the forecasted outlook for salary increases and bonuses in 2019 was just as bleak, as revealed by the 2018 MEF Salary Surveys for Executives and Non-Executives.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
 
 下月起外劳须注册设限,雇主有一年冷静期调整  人力资源部长古拉宣布,从明年一月一日起,雇主必须为外劳注册社险,以确保外劳与本地员工一样获得社险保障。Thursday, 6 December 2018
 
 Salary hike prospects 'bleak'  MEF announced its findings of four latest publications for 2018. The publications focus on the forecast of salary increases and bonuses for 2019. The outlook was "bleak", according to the survey due to the global recession, increasing social costs and political uncertainties following GE14 which were among factors influencing the employers' cautious attitudeSaturday, 1 December 2018
 
 MEF forecasts smaller salary increase  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has forecast an overall 4.86% increase in salary for executives for 2019, which is a tad lower than the actual average pay rise of 4.88% in 2018.Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 
 非执行员调薪增,执行员明年花红减  执行员于2019年预计平均调薪幅度为4.86%,低于2018年的4.88%实际调幅。非执行员于2019年的平均调薪预料是4.89%,稍微高于2018年的4.88%实际调薪。Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 
 不亲商政策打击投资和加薪  不友善的政策,如最低薪金制调高至1100令吉,外劳人头税调涨,为外劳缴纳社险及就业保险等,已增加国内雇主的经商成本,使商界在检讨雇员薪资及作出新投资决策时,变得格外谨慎。Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 
 执行员花红调薪皆下滑,非执行员明年花红微增  执行员在2019年预计平均获得2.06个月花红,比2018年的2.18个月花红来得低。非执行员在2019年预计平均获得1.97个月花红比2018年的1.95个月稍微低些。Wednesday, 28 November 2018
 
 Tie wage increase to skills  The introduction of minimum wages through the National Minimum Wages Council Act 2012 has distorted the labour market and, to a large extent, impacted on the cost of production that has in turn caused inflation to balloon.Thursday, 15 November 2018
 
 MEF: End of HRDF levy contribution's a good move  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), an opponent of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) welcomed the move to end the pool fund programme.Sunday, 11 November 2018
 
 Here are the Asian countries that win and lose from the trade war  As trade tensions between the United States and China escalate, short-term but widespread disruption can be expected in Asia — but other regional players may stand to benefit in the long run, said Nick Marro from The Economist Intelligence Unit.Friday, 9 November 2018
 
 Tingkatkan gaji minimum, bukan lanjutkan usia persaraan  Debat AWANI: Tingkatkan gaji minimum, bukan lanjutkan usia persaraanSunday, 4 November 2018 [External Site/Link]
 
 Employers Surprised by Second Minimum Wage Hike  MEF was taken aback by the Budget 2019 announcement by Minister of Finance YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur today who arbitrarily raised the national minimum wages to RM1,100 nationwide.Friday, 2 November 2018
 
 MEF regrets Putrajaya’s flip-flop on foreign workers levy  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has expressed regret over Putrajaya’s U-turn on the foreign workers’ levy, which must now be fully paid by employers.Thursday, 27 September 2018
 
 Govt idea on skilled foreign workers levy slammed by industry players  Industry players have poured scorn on a measure that requires skilled foreign workers who opt for a permit extension of three years at the end of their 10-year stay to pay a levy of RM8,000 a year.Wednesday, 26 September 2018
 
 Price of goods to stay with new minimum wage: Miri MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Miri branch chairman John Teo Peng Yew said business owners would not choose to increase the pricing of goods due to the present economic situation as some of them had yet to fully recover.. Thursday, 6 September 2018
 
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Supervisory Skills For The New WorkforceMEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor18 - 19 December 2018
Occupational Safety & Health Act 1994MEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor20 December 2018
 

2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.95.5 - 6.0
Per Capita Income (RM)41,07242,834
CPI (% Growth)3.72.0 - 3.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,971N/A
Employment ('000)14,459N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.2 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

25 Dec 2018 Hari Krismas
1 Jan 2019 Tahun Baru
14 Jan 2019 Hari Keputeraan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan
20 Jan 2019 Hari Keputeraan Sultan Kedah
21 Jan 2019 Hari Thaipusam
1 Feb 2019 Hari Wilayah Persekutuan
5 Feb 2019 Tahun Baru Cina
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