ZOOM WEBINAR: BETTER EMPLOYEE PROTECTION AND CURBING FORCED LABOUR IN MALAYSIA (13/5)
13 May 2022 (Fri)
9.00am to 12.45pm
Jointly Organised By:
Legal Plus and L2 i-CON
Malaysia is one of the largest producers and exporters of palm oil and high quality gloves. We are also one of the few key players in semiconductor manufacturing. For decades, we rely heavily on foreign labours in these labour-intensive industries. In the past two years, several Malaysian businesses faced import bans over allegations of forced labour. This has resulted in investment losses and affected foreign investor’s confidence towards Malaysian products.
By ratifying the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Protocol 29 on 21 March 2022, Malaysia upheld its commitment to prevent and eliminate forced labour. Upon ratification, Malaysia undertakes to take effective measures to prevent and eliminate forced labour, to provide the victims protection and access to appropriate and effective remedies, such as compensation, and to sanction the perpetrators of forced or compulsory labour.
Malaysia’s commitment to eliminate forced labour is also witnessed in, amongst others, the National Action Plan on Forced Labour (NAPFL) 2021-2025 and several recent changes in the Employment Act 1955 as well as Employers’ Minimum Standards of Housing, Accommodation and Amenities Act 1990.
Join our Zoom Webinar to hear from our panellists about recent changes in Employment Act 1955 and the impacts of the ratification of ILO Protocol 29 in elimination forced labour.