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MEF Academy Events
 29HR For Beginners29 - 31 March 2017
 29The Professional Manager29 - 30 March 2017
 04Occupational Safety & Health Act 19944 April 2017
 05Completing Employer’s Tax Reporting – Form E and EA for Remuneration Year 20165 April 2017
 10Basic Management Training10 - 11 April 2017
 12Competency Based Training Needs Analysis12 - 13 April 2017
 12Industrial Relations Act 196712 - 13 April 2017
 17Power Query: Transforming Your Work Processess in Excel17 April 2017
 22Accredited Certificate in Industrial Relations (UNIMAS)Commencement 22 April 2017
 

Highlights
 Businesses moving out of KL?  Speaking to FMT, MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said although there was no data to confirm or deny this, the logic behind it was sound as both traffic congestion and parking rates directly affected employees who, in turn, affected businesses.Friday, 17 March 2017
 
 Businesses, employers voice opposition to EIS  “Based on past retrenchment figures, the EIS stands to collect hundreds of millions of ringgit every year but the pay out to retrenched staff would not even reach 20 per cent of that amount,” said MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan..Thursday, 16 March 2017
 
 MEF 'no' to retrenchment insurance plan  The Malaysian Employers Federation has objected to the proposed Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS).Saturday, 11 March 2017
 
 Majikan bantah skim insurans pekerja  Pengarah Eksekutif MEF, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan berpendapat, skim berkenaan tidak adil kepada majikan dan pekerja sekiranya dilaksanakan kerana pekerja hanya memperoleh faedah sebanyak 6% saja dan selebihnya 94% untuk bayaran kos insurans.Friday, 10 March 2017
 
 LHDNM - MEF Seminars 2017  Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (LHDNM) and Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) will be organising a Seminar on Taxation 2017 - “Taxation and Employers"..Monday, 6 March 2017
 
 Expect more retrenchments  Retrenchments are expected to rise this year due to current economic challenges and the introduction of game-changing technology in some industries.Thursday, 23 February 2017
 
 Let workers with dyslexia thrive in right roles  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says companies should bring out the best in their workers if they are known to have dyslexia.Monday, 20 February 2017
 
 Without realising it, over-sharing on social media can get you fired  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan expressed the critical importance of employees observing and complying to them as it would only lead to repercussions on the employees’ side.Monday, 23 January 2017
 
 MEF: Move will help overcome worker shortage  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the move was a big relief to employers and would benefit the workers and the Government.Wednesday, 18 January 2017
 
 ‘Kap chai’ bike ban will hurt poor people, critics say  Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan echoed the view. He said the ban will not only burden workers who rely on ‘‘Kap chais’’ to commute to work, but add unnecessary difficulties for companies.Tuesday, 17 January 2017
 
 MEF wants to know real motive behind amendment to Act  Its executive director Shamsuddin Bardan has now asked Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low to explain in detail the reasons behind the proposal for the amendment.Sunday, 15 January 2017
 
 Decision on workers’ levy leaves MTUC baffled  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan told FMT the delay gave employers time to decide whether to continue using foreign labour or switch to automation.Thursday, 12 January 2017
 
 MEF: Allow illegal workers to register themselves  Undocumented foreign workers should be allowed to register themselves with the Immigration Department instead of their employers doing so, said Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.Thursday, 12 January 2017
 
 Affected sectors crying out for foreign workers  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) vice-president Dr Michael Chiam said the federation had received a lot of demand from certain industries for workers but they could not be filled.Wednesday, 11 January 2017
 
 MEF:Health insurance overhaul enriches private hospitals, burdens employers  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said that such a move would only enrich private hospitals and result in employers needing to fork out more money in order to fund the scheme.Friday, 6 January 2017
 
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2016p 2017f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)31.4
Real GDP (% Growth)4.0 - 4.5
Per Capita Income (RM)37,930
CPI (% Growth)2.5 - 3.5
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force (million)14.6
Employment (million)14.1
Unemployment Rate (%)3.3 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.30
Non Executive (%)5.515.43
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.302.15
Non Executive (months)1.972.11
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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