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SCCI, MEF object to HRDF’s move

The Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Malaysian Employers Federation strongly object to the move by the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) to convert the unutilised portion of employers' contributions..

New Sarawak Tribune 14 April 2016
 

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SCCI members question unutilised RM800 million under HRDF

Members of the Sarawak Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) voiced their concerns on the lack of information regarding the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) as well as what is going to happen to the RM800 million unutilised funds.

The Borneo Post 14 April 2016
 

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HRDF has no right to consolidate unutilised funds

The Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) strongly object the move by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to convert unutilised funds..

The Borneo Post 14 April 2016
 

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Mixed response from employers

There is a mixed response from employers to the Human Resources Development Fund’s (HRDF) move over the unutilised portion of the 30% levy collected into a common fund.

The Star 11 April 2016
 

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經濟下滑 裁員不絕 20%打工族恐失業

經濟不景氣,國內各領域業績在去年慘告下跌20%至30%,相繼有3000人被裁退,今年經濟預料更糟,僱主掙扎求存之際,估計市場再有10%至20%打工族的飯碗難保,可能分分鐘失業!

China Press 4 April 2016
 

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MEF support Health Ministry calls for employers to monitor foreign workers for TB

MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said currently foreign workers who come in legally undergo health screening in their country of origin and also in Malaysia.

The Sun 3 April 2016
 

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MEF urges employees to keep up their claims

Employees should claim what is rightfully due to theme and not be deterred by delays in the claims process, says the Malaysian Employers Federation.

The Star 2 April 2016
 

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Opting for what they didn't study for - and it's a good trend

More graduates are now working sectors that are unrelated to their field of study, says the Malaysian Employers Federations.

The Sunday Star 27 March 2016
 

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Cap on foreign labour?

According to Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan (pix), this will not only help to ensure sufficient employment for locals struggling to cope with the crippling job market..

The Sun 21 March 2016
 

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Whipping punishment not effective

It is easy to implement whipping punishment to those employers who employed illegal foreign workers. However, Executive Director MEF, Datuk Shamsuddin indicated that the Government should find out the reasons of poor responses of Rehiring Program..

Sin Chew Daily 13 March 2016
 

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MEF: Costs, backlash reason for employer reluctance in govt rehiring programme

Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said weaknesses in the programme included uncertainties over the legal repercussions, costs and the limitation of its scope.

Malay Mail 10 March 2016
 

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Transform 3D Sectors To Lure More Local Workers, Government Told

There is a tendency for employers to pay the minimum wage to most workers in the 3D sectors but, as MEF Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan pointed out, those holding the Malaysian Skills Certificate or other relevant qualifications..

Bernama 8 March 2016
 

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Increasing of fake sick leave

MEF Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin indicated that sick leave was being abused. However, it is difficult to identify whether an employee has submitted the fake sick leave.

Sin Chew Daily 3 March 2016
 

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Nation builders wanted

With waning interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among school children, Malaysia may have to turn to foreign workers to help achieve Vision 2020.

The Sunday Star 28 February 2016
 

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Raising the floor for all wage earners

Citing MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan the magazine said employers’ reluctance to fork out more for wages at this juncture stems from Malaysia’s stuttering economy.

The Edge 27 February 2016
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

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