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MEF Academy Events
 06Frontliners - At Your Service6 February 2017
 13Human Resource Application - Using Microsoft Excel13 - 14 February 2017
 13Behavioral Interview Assessment Using The Star Methodology13 February 2017
 14HR for Beginners14 - 15 February 2017
 21Employment Act 1955 & Regulations21 - 22 February 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
 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
 There is no reason for Malaysia to be worried about Myanmar workers ban  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, speaking with Malaysian Digest said, the Myanmar government ban would not leave a significant impact as their existing workers in the country..Tuesday, 20 December 2016
 MEF: Use RM2b levy from foreigners to train locals  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said the money should be utilised to train local workers improve their skills and productivity.Tuesday, 20 December 2016
 MEF: Don’t let those who fail check-ups appeal  That is the response from the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) to a Health Ministry proposal to revert to annual check-ups for foreign workers.Tuesday, 6 December 2016
 MEF: Employ locals if Myanmar recalls its citizens  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says employers should also consider retirees in the event Myanmar recalls its citizens over the Rohingya issue.Monday, 5 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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