MEF President Dato’ Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman J.P. congratulated YAB Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for his appointment as the 9thPrime Minister of Malaysia by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong today.
In his congratulatory message, Dato’ Dr Syed Hussain said he hoped that under the leadership of YAB Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri, Malaysia’s reputation and excellence as a fast-developing sovereign nation would be restored and further enhanced despite the challenges of globalisation and the Covid-19 situation.
“We congratulate the new Prime Minister and we are confident that YAB Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri would be able to provide strong and able leadership to weather the challenges faced by the nation,” he said.
“As MEF, we are prepared to continue to provide feedback and cooperation to the government to ensure that our economy and the future of employers and employees in this country are well taken care of.
“MEF had always and will continue to provide unwavering support to the Prime Minister and the government and we hope that measures for the opening up of the economy and its recovery would soon be announced and implemented.
“Employers, especially the SMEs and micro enterprises, are desperately seeking for a light at the end of the tunnel, and to ensure their sustainability, we hope the government would consider providing additional support in terms of wage subsidy so that these employers could continue their operations and retain their employees.”
MEF represents the interests of private sector employers in Malaysia and consist of over 6,500 ordinary members who are private companies, and 28 affiliate members who altogether employ about four million private sector employees.
Since its inception in 1959, the MEF had actively contributed towards the strengthening of harmonious industrial relations, MEF also represents private sector employers in the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC), the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), the Employees Social Security Organization (SOCSO), the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) besides other strategic government platforms.
At the international level, MEF is a member of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and attends the annual International Labour Conference; a founding member of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE), and a founding member of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Employers (CAPE).
For further information, contact the MEF Secretariat at 03-7955-7778 or fax 03-7955-9008 or email email@example.com.
21 AUGUST 2021