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MEF Academy Events
 27Penyelia Efektif27 - 28 February 2017
 08Certified Job Analysis Specialist8 - 9 March 2017
 13Handling Misconduct Relating to Absenteeism13 March 2017
 

Highlights
 Employers Grant Lower Salary Increases and Bonuses  Employers granted lower salary increases and bonuses to executives throughout 2016 and the forecasted outlook for salary increases and bonuses in 2017 is just as bleak, as revealed in the 2016 MEF Salary Surveys for Executives and Non-ExecutivesThursday, 24 November 2016
 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
 Media Release by LHDNM on the Compulsory Submission of Borang E through e-Filing  Attached is the Media Release issued by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDNM) on 20 January 2017 with regards to employers’ responsibility to submit “Borang E” through e-filing for the 2016 tax returns.Tuesday, 24 January 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
 Associations want levy repealed  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, who was one of the organisers of the meeting, estimated that the move would cost industries an additional RM5bil a year.Wednesday, 4 January 2017
 Majikan tak setuju dasar levi, minta Najib campur tangan  Persekutuan Majikan-Majikan Malaysia (MEF) meminta Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak untuk campur tangan dalam isu berkaitan langkah baharu yang mensyaratkan majikan membayar levi pekerja asing berkuat kuasa pada 1 Januari 2017.Tuesday, 3 January 2017
 Persekutuan majikan jangka 50,000 pekerja dibuang tahun depan  Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MEF, Datuk Samsuddin Bardan memberitahu Oriental Daily 31,000 pekerja diberhentikan setakat September lalu dan sehingga 50,000 orang dijangka dibuang tahun depan dengan sektor paling terjejas ialah kewangan dan insurans.Wednesday, 28 December 2016
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2015p 2016f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)31.031.4
Real GDP (% Growth)5.04.0 - 4.5
Per Capita Income (RM)36,28537,930
CPI (% Growth)2.12.5 - 3.5
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force (million)14.214.6
Employment (million)13.814.1
Unemployment Rate (%)3.23.3 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.975.57
Non Executive (%)5.445.51
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.082.07
Non Executive (months)1.702.00
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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