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A little too late to retrain civil servants in English

By right, anyone opting to pursue a career in the civil service should already be competent in both Bahasa Malaysia and English.

Honeymoon over for human resources fund

It is time for the HRDF to pull up its socks and take seriously its duty to monitor the quality of trainers in the country.

Pay up training levy, errant employers told

Manpower minister M Kulasegaran says 50% of companies registered under human resources fund have not paid.

Training firms slam human resources fund at forum

Professional trainers take out their years of pent-up frustration with Human Resources Development Fund.

Time to clean up skills training mess, says NUTP

Secretary-general Harry Tan Huak Hock says problems of funding, quality and recognition faced by public vocational institutes need to be resolved.

MEF on why some sectors saw high job cuts in 2017

Shamsuddin Bardan says the employment scenario will continue to be sluggish in 2018 with hiring centred on urgent or critical positions.

Hotel bodies sign pledge to end no-tudung policy

Three associations today signed an undertaking not to set any policy prohibiting employees from wearing headscarves.

Govt: Employers must allow staff 90 days maternity leave

Any termination of staff during their maternity leave will be investigated, says human resources deputy minister.

MTUC slams bosses’ stand on workers’ insurance

Its president Abdul Halim Mansor says it never agreed that payouts were only for workers who did not receive termination benefits.

Minister: Employee Insurance Scheme will help over 50,000 in 2018

Human Resources Minister Richard Riot says govt to table EIS Bill in Parliament on Oct 24, reducing monthly contribution from 0.5% to 0.2%.

Report: Job glut in manufacturing, retail, finance sectors

HR trade journal says even doctors and lawyers are in oversupply in Malaysia, while human resources job skills are high in demand.

Human resources ministry mulls free courses for bus drivers

Bus companies say it costs RM5,000 to train and earn licences to become a heavy vehicle driver.

Migrant workers still have it tough in Malaysia

Pong Sul Ahn, regional specialist of the International Labour Organisation says rights of migrant workers and freedom of association must be protected.

M’sia first in Asean to ratify convention on minimum wage

Human Resources Minister Richard Riot says this shows commitment to adhere to international labour standards, especially in providing greater social and labour protection for workers.

Turn challenges into opportunities, says Pak Lah

Former prime minister stresses importance of adapting to technological and cultural shifts in the country's quest to become a high-income nation by 2020.

S’wak gets additional RM10m for training loans

Human Resources Minister allocates RM10 million for PTPK loans in response to CM Adenan Satem's request.

Increase in foreign worker levy will hit plantation sector badly

Malaysian Employers Federation says it is already hard to attract foreign labour, especially with Indonesia also offering better pay.

MTUC not against levy hike as long as bosses pay for...

Employers not being fair to local and foreign workers, focusing too much on profits, it claims.

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