Menteri Sumber Manusia, M Kulasegaran berkata, pelaksanaan gaji minimum hanya akan dilaksanakan sekurang-kurangnya dalam 2 tahun lagi.
Means testing is a fairer way of redistributing wealth and resources.
Move aimed to ensure more employment for local workers, says minister.
The human resources minister says this is what the National Wages Consultative Council Act recommends.
Human rights NGO says Putrajaya should learn from the Philippines, whose citizens follow a fixed protocol before migrating for labour purposes.
M Kulasegaran berkata, beliau tidak bertanggungjawab terhadap pelantikan ejen dan operasi harian HRDF.
M Kulasegaran says he is not in charge of the fund's day-to-day operations.
Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong denies a statement issued by an officer to Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran on the mattter.
Sebelum ini pegawai M Kulasegaran mendakwa seramai 75 belia India diserap sebagai tentera hasil perbincangan dengan pihak Kementerian Pertahanan.
Rani Rasiah from the Right to Redress coalition of NGOs says the human resources minister needn't have ‘bent over backwards so much’ to defend a big company.
The trades union says allowing foreign workers to contribute to the EPF would be a fairer deal.
They say the suggestion goes against human rights principles and encourages bonded labour.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says foreign workers who worked overtime did so voluntarily.
They say they are aware of the importance of having insurance coverage but they just can't afford it.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says he'll make sure local workers won't get less than what they're earning now.
He says this is to facilitate the transfer of foreign workers' protection from the Workers Compensation Act to Socso.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says Putrajaya wants to encourage more women to rejoin the workforce.
As long as there are no real policy changes in minimum wages and the entry of foreign workers into the country, locals will continue to look overseas to earn a decent living.
Putrajaya announces the discontinuation of the fund alongside a series of reforms in the government's workers training programme.
He says too long a wait, especially in unfair dismissal cases, brings uncertainty to workers and their employers.
Human resources ministry looking at placing 5,000 refugees in plantations to enable them to get proper health and education facilities.
Human resources ministry is proposing that drivers show proof they are contributing to sceheme when renewing their licence.
Peningkatan hukuman itu antara pindaan dalam Rang Undang-undang Kanak-Kanak Dan Orang Muda 1966 yang diluluskan Dewan Rakyat untuk melindungi kanak-kanak daripada dieksploitasi atau diskriminasi.
The human resources minister says there are more than 700,000 skilled Malaysians working abroad in various fields.