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MEF Academy Events
 17Domestic Inquiry17 July 2018
 18Handling Misconduct Relating to Absenteeism18 July2018
 24Certified On-The-Job Trainer24 - 26 July 2018
 26Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard26 - 27 July 2018
 26Malaysian MTD and GST Transition from 6% to 0%26 July 2018
 02The Next Evolution of Collaborative Working2 August 2018
 04Accredited Certificate in Industrial Relations (UNIMAS)4 August 2018
 08Certified CSR and Sustainability Management Professional8 - 9 August 2018
 09Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard9 - 10 August 2018
 11Certificate In Human Resource ManagementCommencement 11 August 2018
 15Competency Based Training Needs Analysis15 - 16 August 2018
 29Supervisory Skills For The New Workforce28 - 29 August 2018

 The State of the Nation: Taxpayers will be made to subsidise minimum wage bill  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan points out that such a subsidy will be equivalent to getting taxpayers to subsidise additional remittances of foreign workers, given that they are the biggest beneficiaries of the minimum wage policy.Monday, 9 July 2018
 Minimum wage and foreign workers  What are the challenges faced in raising the minimum wage in Malaysia and what effect will it have on foreign workers? Will salaries go up for everyone else in Malaysia? Will the cost of doing business go up?Monday, 9 July 2018 [External Site/Link]
 Let those over 60 continue working, MEF suggests to govt advisery panel  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) wants the government to consider extending the employment age beyond 60 for those interested to do so.Friday, 6 July 2018
 'Rethink crackdown on workers'  Key sectors such as construction and plantation are expected to face a shortage of labour following the cessation of the foreign workers rehiring programme, said the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Sunday, 1 July 2018
 Call for transparency in use of HDRF funds  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called for a probe to find out whether the funds that companies remit to the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) are properly used.Friday, 29 June 2018
 MEF: Scrap HRDF, allow bosses to handle training funds  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) wants the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) set up for employee training to be scrapped, saying companies prefer to manage staff-training themselves.Tuesday, 26 June 2018
 You can teach the old workers, says employers’ group  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said there was a need to retrain workers who are 60 years and above, especially in the face of emerging technological breakthroughs in what is known as the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).Sunday, 24 June 2018
 Keep over-60s at work with tax relief, says bosses’ lobby  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said that keeping those over 60 in employment could also help reduce the need for foreign workers.Friday, 22 June 2018
 Bosses warn of project delays without foreign workers  Construction companies and small farms are among businesses which will suffer after the government ends rehiring of undocumented foreign workers, says the Malaysian Employers Federation.Saturday, 9 June 2018
 'Send illegal workers home fast'  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the government should repatriate illegal workers immediately as it cost up to RM75 per person daily to house them in detention centres.Friday, 8 June 2018
 Rebrand jobs left by migrants to attract locals, says bosses group  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has proposed that the government undertake any plan to reduce foreign workers in stages, while also making the vacated jobs attractive for locals.Friday, 25 May 2018
 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on GST Transitional Rate from 6% - 0%  Attached is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the GST Transitional Rate from 6% - 0% published by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.Wednesday, 23 May 2018
 Zero rated GST and introduction of SST  The Government has announced the reduction of the GST rate from 6 % to zero % on all goods and services supplied on or after 1st June 2018. Friday, 18 May 2018
 Businesses to bear RM600m wage bill with May 9 holiday  RM600 million is the estimated total daily wage bill in Malaysia and the price businesses will have to bear following the announcement of yet another public holiday on May 9.Thursday, 12 April 2018
 MEF: Employers must observe public holiday for polls  Employers must either observe the declared public holiday or make allowances for employees seeking to cast their vote on May 9, according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Wednesday, 11 April 2018
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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
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