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 RM250b stimulus: Industries ask where is the aid to keep jobs?  Industries greeted the RM250 billion stimulus unveiled by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday with reservation, with most saying the package will do little to help struggling small businesses retain jobs.Saturday, 28 March 2020
 Stimulus package ‘clever’, say economists, but employers call it ‘muddled’  While economist say it will increase cash flow in the market, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says the limited aid to private companies will see millions losing their jobs.Saturday, 28 March 2020
 Where are the incentives to prevent retrenchment of staff, ask employers  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsudin Bardan said even though the allocation was on an unprecedented scale, employers were still confused about the next step forward.Saturday, 28 March 2020
 Good idea to introduce work-from-home policy  Shamsuddin said one of the greatest challenges presented by such a policy would be putting in place essential IT equipment and services, especially the internet.Wednesday, 25 March 2020
 Tak adil bayar gaji penuh ketika kawalan, kata majikan  Persekutan Majikan-majikan Malaysia membidas arahan bawah perintah kawalan pergerakan yang menetapkan bayaran penuh bagi pekerja dalam perkhidmatan bukan asas, mengatakan ia tidak adil pada majikan.Tuesday, 24 March 2020
 Unfair to insist on full wages during MCO, says bosses’ group  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has hit out at a directive under the movement control order (MCO) requiring full payment throughout the two-week period for employees in non-essential services, saying this is unfair to employers.Tuesday, 24 March 2020
 MEF Rayu Kerajaan Tanggung 80% Gaji Pekerja Semasa PKP  MEF Rayu Kerajaan Tanggung 80% Gaji Pekerja Semasa Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan.Tuesday, 24 March 2020 [External Site/Link]
 MEF calls for flexibility in allowing for Covid-19 unpaid leave  The statement by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri that all private sector employers must pay their workers’ salary during the two weeks of the movement control order (MCO) has no force of law, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Sunday, 22 March 2020
 It's not just the money  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said it 's a trend among fresh graduates to join green and socially responsible companies.Sunday, 15 March 2020
 MEF harap kerajaan baharu nilai semula gaji minimum, cuti bersalin  Kerajaan pimpinan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin diharapkan dapat memansuhkan pelaksanaan gaji minimum RM1,200 untuk 57 bandar yang diperkenalkan kerajaan Pakatan Harapan (PH).Thursday, 12 March 2020
 'Employers and workers need help'  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said they must help employers and employees address the challenges caused by the sluggish economy and the lingering impact of Covid-19.Wednesday, 11 March 2020
 Women at work  However, Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan says there should not be any gender barriers for women these days at work.Sunday, 8 March 2020
 MEF: New HR Minister must be credible, professional, familiar with issues  Issues like vocational training, youth unemployment and Industrial Revolution 4.0 must be in the vocabulary of the next Minister holding the Human Resources portfolio, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Wednesday, 4 March 2020
 Strengthening the safety net  Shamsuddin highlighted that there is no employer-employee relationship in the gig economy. This can be improved by creating awareness and promoting best practices among the various stakeholders of the gig economy, he said.Wednesday, 26 February 2020
 MEF stands by ‘100,000 could lose jobs’ statement  Its executive director, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, said yesterday the number he provided was “a very conservative estimate” based on the national retrenchment average and the current market outlook.Friday, 21 February 2020
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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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