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 17Tasks Automation with Microsoft Excel Macro/VBA17-18 October 2019
 21Disciplinary Procedures (Regional)21-22 October 2019
 21Tatacara Menangani Masalah Disiplin21-22 Oktober 2019
 21Certificate in Competency Based Human Resource Management - In Collaboration with SWINBURNE21 - 22 October 2019
 22Certified CSR and Sustainability Management Professional22-23 October 2019
 05Employment Act 1955 & Regulations5 - 6 November 2019
 06Competency Based Training Needs Analysis (Regional)6-7 November 2019
 12Certified Training Needs Assessor (TNA)12-13 November 2019
 19Tasks Automation with Microsoft Excel Macro/VBA19-20 November 2019

 MEF turns 60  More than 800 representatives of MEF member companies showed solidarity and goodwill when they congregated for dinner at the Holiday Villa Hotel and Resorts Subang on Oct 8, 2019 to celebrate the Federation’s 60th Anniversary.Monday, 14 October 2019
 Parliament urged to reject Kula’s proposed labour law  THE Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged the Dewan Negara to reject the proposed amendments to labour laws as submitted by the Minister of Human Resources YB M. Kula Segaran following his failure to formally consult both the employers’ and workers’ groups on the matter.Monday, 14 October 2019
 MEF: Malaysians@Work initiative should work  THE Malaysians@Work initiative to create better employment opportunities for youths, women, and the latent workforce and to reduce dependence on low‐skilled foreign workers augurs well with private sector employers.Friday, 11 October 2019
 Kula: Uphold tripartism as way forward  Minister of Human Resources YB Tuan M. Kula Segaran urged the stakeholders to uphold the principles of social dialogue and tripartism in formulating labour policies going forward.Wednesday, 9 October 2019
 MEF, ILO mark anniversaries with the launch of 3 new publications  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched three new publications at the MEF National Conference 2019 that was held at the Holiday Villa Hotels and Resort here today.Tuesday, 8 October 2019
 Even with tax relief, bosses say burden to pay staff’s PTPTN loans  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has offered some insight into the lukewarm response to the government’s tax relief programme for bosses who help repay their workers’ National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loans, saying many companies are not doing well financially.Tuesday, 24 September 2019
 Suspension of i-Kad leaves bosses in a bind  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said there has been no official announcement on the matter by the Immigration Department yet.Tuesday, 17 September 2019
 Employers group tells why workers can’t expect flexi-work options  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan claimed that Malaysian companies in general could not currently afford to provide such benefits.Thursday, 5 September 2019
 Bosses against raising retirement age  Employers and manufacturers are not in favour of raising the retirement age to 65 as it will limit the recruitment of younger workers into the workforce.Thursday, 5 September 2019
 Experts suggest flexi route to raising retirement age; employers want tax breaks  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan suggested, however, that a tax relief package be introduced should people be encouraged to work beyond age 60.Tuesday, 3 September 2019
 Mixed reactions over proposals  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the introduction of Cola - but without an increase in productivity from employees - would lessen the competitiveness of Malaysian companies.Tuesday, 3 September 2019
 Encourage re-employment  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said they will be re-employed in a different capacity but their expertise will still be utilized.Tuesday, 3 September 2019
 Anjakan Paradigma Latihan Industri Malaysia  Ruang Bicara on Bernama News Channel interview Y.Bhg. Professor Datuk Dr. Mohammad Shatar Sabran, Vice Chansellor, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Y.Bhg. Datuk Hj Shamsuddin Bardan, Executive Director, Malaysian Employers Federation on the topic "Anjakan Paradigma Latihan Industri Malaysia".Wednesday, 21 August 2019 [External Site/Link]
 Malaysia ill-prepared for IR 4.0, employers group agrees  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said IR 4.0 was already creeping in and, as such, students completing studies, whether at degree, diploma and even Form 5 level, must be urgently equipped with the right IT and technology knowledge.Saturday, 17 August 2019
 Prepare for a future of automation  The use of automation in the future is unavoidable and it is a concern for both bosses and workers, says Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.Friday, 9 August 2019
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Tasks Automation with Microsoft Excel Macro/VBAMid Valley City, KL17-18 October 2019
Disciplinary Procedures (Regional)Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu21-22 October 2019
Tatacara Menangani Masalah DisiplinMEF Petaling Jaya21-22 Oktober 2019

2018p 2019f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.432.7
Real GDP (% Growth)4.74.3 ~ 4.8
Per Capita Income (RM)42,62744,275
CPI (% Growth)1.00.7 ~ 1.7
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force (million persons)15.315.6
Employment (million persons)14.815.1
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.3 ~ 3.5
Retrenchment (persons)23,168N/A
Foreign Workers ('000)2,015N/A
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)4.88%4.86%
Non Executive (%)4.88%4.89%
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.182.06
Non Executive (months)1.951.97
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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