Press Release - "Schools in the Limbang and Lawas Districts get a helping hand from Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation and Sarawak Timber Association"
A total of sixty one (61) Primary and nine (9) Secondary Schools in the Limbang and Lawas districts of Sarawak recently received financial assistances from Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC).
The Labour Policy Division of the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia has written to the Association to inform that Malaysia has recorded 196 cases of imported malaria among Malaysian workers returning home from malaria endemic countries for year 2015.The infected workers were working with Malaysian registered private companies in timber, construction and plantation sectors.
Thus, Malaysia companies are urged to ensure their workers received chemoprophylaxsis treatment before they depart to work in malaria endemic countries as well as when they return home to Malaysia.
The Minimum Wage Order 2016 was gazetted on 29 April 2016 in accordance with Subsection 23 (1) of the National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011.
A minimum wage of RM1,000 a month or RM4.81 per hour has been set for private sector workers in Peninsular Malaysia and RM920 a month or RM4.42 per hour for workers in Sabah, Sarawak and Federal Territory of Labuan effective 1 July 2016.