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  1. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages Order 2020 (P.U. (A) 5). (Perintah Gaji Minimum 2020)

    Adoption: 2019-12-18 | MYS-2019-R-109409

  2. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Noise Exposure) Regulations 2019 (P.U. (A) 60). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-28 | MYS-2019-R-109407

  3. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Anti-Fake News Act 2018 [Act 803]. (Akta Antiberita Tidak Benar 2018) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-04-11 | MYS-2018-L-106305

  4. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 [Act 792]. (Akta Kesalahan-Kesalahan Seksual Terhadap Kanak-Kanak 2017 [Akta 792]) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-07-10 | MYS-2017-L-106350

  5. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017 [Act 789]. (Akta Keselamatan Sosial Pekerjaan Sendiri 2017) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-01 | MYS-2017-L-106318

  6. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Employment Insurance System Act 2017 [Act 800]. (Akta Sistem Insurans Pekerjaan 2017) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017 | MYS-2017-L-106352

  7. Malaysia - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Occupational Safety and Health Master Plan (2016-2020).

    Adoption: 2016 | MYS-2016-M-109411

  8. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Prevention Of Terrorism Act 2015 [Act 769]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015 | MYS-2015-L-103086

  9. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Prison (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act A1474). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | MYS-2014-L-98950

  10. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act A1471). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-31 | MYS-2014-L-98951

  11. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Malaysia Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act A1470). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-07 | MYS-2014-L-98958

  12. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Prison (Amendment) Act, 2014 [A1460]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-03 | MYS-2014-L-98960

  13. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013 (P.U. (A) 310). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-11 | MYS-2013-R-109406

  14. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Pensions Adjustments (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act A1447). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | MYS-2013-L-95606

  15. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Minimum Retirement Age Act, 2012 (Act 753). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-05 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-01 | MYS-2012-L-91569

    Sets the minimum retirement age for employees at 60 years of age. The competent Minister may increase this minimum age under certain circumstances. The Law is divided into five Parts and 19 Articles. The Schedule lists those persons to whom the Act does not apply.

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Minimum Retirement Age
    Part III - Complaints and Inquiries
    Part IV - Investigation and Enforcement
    Part V - General

  16. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Mediation Act, 2012 (Act 749). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-05 | Date of entry into force: 2012-08-01 | MYS-2012-L-95605

    An Act to encourage and promote mediation as a method of alternative dispute resolution by providing for the process of mediation, thereby facilitating the parities in disputes to settle disputes in a fair, speedy and cost-effective manner.

  17. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages Order 2012 (P.U. (A) 214).

    Adoption: 2012-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | MYS-2012-R-96034

  18. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Malaysia Volunteers Corps Act 2012 [Act 752]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-25 | MYS-2012-L-106317

  19. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act AA1414) [PU(B) 56/2012]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-20 | MYS-2012-L-89544

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act in particular with respect to interim protection orders.

  20. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act A1419). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-01 | MYS-2012-L-89543

    Amends the principal Act, in particular with respect to wages. Section 19 is replaced with a new section entitled "Time of Payment of Wages". Section 25 is also replaced with a new section concerning "Wages to be paid through bank". New sections are also introduced
    - Section 25A concerning payment of wages other than through bank;
    - Section 33A concerning information relating to supply of employees;
    - Section 44A concerning application of this part irrespective of wages of female employee;
    - Section 57A concerning employment of foreign domestic servants
    - Section 57B concerning duty to inform the Director General of termination of service of foreign domestic servant
    - Part XVA concerning Sexual Harassment (New sections 81A-81G)
    - Section 90A concerning protection of officers

  21. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act AA1413). NOT YET IN FORCE - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-09 | MYS-2012-L-89545

    Amends section 40 of the principal Act concerning the export of live fish.

  22. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Amendment) Act 2011 (Act A1409). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-01 | MYS-2012-L-89548

    Amends sections 6, 6A, 10, 12, 12A, 15, 19, 20, 23, and 25 with respect to age of retirement.

  23. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 (Act No. 723) [PU(B) 507/2011]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-15 | MYS-2011-L-89540

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - National Wages Consultative Council
    Part III - Minimum Wages Order
    Part IV - Investigation and Enforcement
    Part V - Offences and Penalties
    Part VI - General

    Repeals the Wages Council Act 1947 (Act 195). Orders made under the Act remain in force until revoked or replaced by Minimum Wages Orders made by the Minster under this Act.

  24. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment and Extension) Act 2011 (Act A1393). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-01 | MYS-2011-L-89549

    Amends the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 and extends certain provisions to the States of Sabah and Sarawak. In particular inserts a new Part IX concerning liability of owners and others and compulsory insurance. Also inserts a new Schedule Seventeen concerning liability.

  25. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Renewable Energy Act 2011 [Act 725]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-02 | MYS-2011-L-106315

  26. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Sustainable Energy Development Authority Act 2011 [Act 726]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-02 | MYS-2011-L-106316

  27. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Wages Councils (Wages Regulation Order) (Statutory Minimum Remuneration of Private Security Guard In Peninsular Malaysia) Order 2011. (Perintah Majlis Penetapan Gaji (Perintah Peraturan Gaji) (Saraan Minimum Berkanun Pengawal Keselamatan Swasta Di Semenanjung Malaysia) 2011) - Order on-line

    Adoption: 2011-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-15 | MYS-2011-R-87340

    Sets out wages and other benefits to be paid to private security guards.

  28. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Employment (Termination And Lay-Off Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2011. - Regulations on-line in English

    Adoption: 2011-01-26 | MYS-2011-L-87336

    Inserts new Regulation 1A concerning non-application of the Act to part-time employees covered under the Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 2010.

  29. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (Act 711) [P.U.(B) 537/2010]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-15 | MYS-2010-L-89541

    An Act to combat corruption and other wrongdoings by encouraging and facilitating disclosures of improper conduct in the public and private sector, to protect persons making those disclosures from detrimental action, to provide for the matters disclosed to be investigated and dealt with and to provide for other matters connected therewith.

  30. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Anti-Trafficking in Persons (Amendment) Act 2010. [P.U.(B) 500/2010]. - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010-11-15 | MYS-2010-L-89539

    Makes amendments to the 2007 Act. Amends the long title by replacing it with "an act to prevent and combat trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants and to provide for matters connected therewith." Also makes amendments to a number of other sections, in particular adding a new Part IIIA entitled "SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS". The amendments have been introduced to include offences with respect to the smuggling of migrants.

  31. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 2010. (Peraturan-Peraturan Kerja (Pekerja Separa Masa) 2010) - Regulations on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 2010-10-01 | MYS-2010-R-87334

    Regulates hours of work, holidays, days off, annual leave and sick leave for part-time employees.

  32. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (Act 709). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-15 | MYS-2010-L-89542

  33. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Children And Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Act 2010 [Act A1386]. - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-01 | MYS-2010-L-87335

    Amends section 1A(1) by inserting a new subsection (6) which provides for the definition of "hazardous work". Also amends section 7(2) by inserting the word "safety" after "health" and adds a new section 9A concerning offences by corporate bodies.

  34. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission Of Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2009 (Act A1353). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-04-18 | MYS-2009-L-87153

    Deletes and replaces section 5 of the 1999 Act concerning members of the Commission and term of office. Adds a new section 11A concerning consultation with the Committee before any appointment.

  35. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Rules (Sabah) 2009.

    Adoption: 2009 | MYS-2009-R-109410

    Sets out the rules for employers to keep registers of their employees. Repeals the Labour Rules [G.N. 353/1936] and Labour (Register of Workers) Rules 1959 [G.N.S. 81/1959].

  36. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 (Act 685). - Unofficial English translation Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-01-09 | MYS-2008-L-86297

    An Act to provide for the registration, protection, rehabilitation, development and wellbeing of persons with disabilities, the establishment of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, and for matters connected therewith.

  37. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007 (Act 679). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-08-29 | MYS-2007-L-96217

    Establishes the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, sets out its composition, functions and responsibilities. Repeals the Lembaga Akreditasi Negara Act 1996 [Act 556] and dissolves the Lembaga Akreditasi Negara.

  38. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission Act 2007 (Act 665). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-18 | MYS-2007-L-98952

    An Act to provide for the establishment of the Malaysia
    Co-operative Societies Commission and for matters incidental
    thereto and connected therewith.

  39. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Youth Societies And Youth Development Act 2007 [Act 668]. (Akta Pertubuhan Belia Dan Pembangunan Belia 2007 ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-06-26 | MYS-2007-L-106313

  40. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 [Act 670]. (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, 2007) - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-27 | MYS-2007-L-79357

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons
    Part III - Trafficking in Persons Offences, Immunities etc.
    Part IIIA - Smuggling of Migrants [as added by the 2010 amendment]
    Part IV - Enforcement
    Part V - Care and Protection of Trafficked Persons
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

  41. Malaysia - - International agreement

    ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-01-13 | INT-2007-IA-93358

    Sets out the general principles of the Declaration and then the obligations of both the sending and receiving parties. These include:

    OBLIGATIONS OF RECEIVING STATES
    5. Intensify efforts to protect the fundamental human rights, promote the welfare and uphold human dignity of migrant workers;
    6. Work towards the achievement of harmony and tolerance between receiving states and migrant workers;
    7. Facilitate access to resources and remedies through information, training and education, access to justice, and social welfare services as appropriate and in accordance with the legislation of the receiving state, provided that they fulfill the requirements under applicable laws, regulations and policies of the said state, bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties;
    8. Promote fair and appropriate employment protection, payment of wages, and adequate access to decent working and living conditions for migrant workers;
    9. Provide migrant workers, who may be victims of discrimination, abuse, exploitation, violence, with adequate access to the legal and judicial system of the
    receiving states; and
    10. Facilitate the exercise of consular functions to consular or diplomatic authorities of states of origin when a migrant worker is arrested or committed to prison or custody or detained in any other manner, under the laws and regulations of the receiving state and in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

    OBLIGATIONS OF SENDING STATES
    11. Enhance measures related to the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers;
    12. Ensure access to employment and livelihood opportunities for their citizens as sustainable alternatives to migration of workers;
    13. Set up policies and procedures to facilitate aspects of migration of workers, including recruitment, preparation for deployment overseas and protection of the migrant workers when abroad as well as repatriation and reintegration to the countries of origin; and
    14. Establish and promote legal practices to regulate recruitment of migrant workers and adopt mechanisms to eliminate recruitment malpractices through legal and valid
    contracts, regulation and accreditation of recruitment agencies and employers, and blacklisting of negligent/unlawful agencies.

  42. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    National Skills Development Act 2006 (Act 652). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-09-01 | MYS-2006-L-95630

    An Act to promote, through skills training, the development and improvement of a person's abilities, which are needed for vocation; and to provide for other matters connected therewith.

  43. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act 2005 [Act 646] [P.U. (B) 61/2006]. - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-12-30 | MYS-2005-L-87342

    An Act to reform the law relating to domestic arbitration, provide for international arbitration, the recognition and enforcement of awards and for related matters.

  44. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workmen's Compensation (Foreign Workers' Compensation Scheme) (Insurance) Order 2005 (PU (A) 45/05).

    Adoption: 2005-05-18 | MYS-2005-R-70565

    Sets out the amount of the benefits to be paid to a foreign worker upon the death or injury of that worker.

  45. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2004 (No. 9 2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-08-30 | MYS-2004-L-78254

    Repeals the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 1993. Makes provision for procedures in criminal cases in the Syariah Courts.

  46. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Skills Development Fund Act 2004 (Act 640). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-06-01 | MYS-2004-L-96057

    An Act to establish the Skills Development Fund, to incorporate the Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran and to provide for related matters.

  47. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    Occupational Safety And Health (Notification of Accident, Dangerous Occurrence, Occupational Poisoning and Occupational Disease) Regulations 2004 [P.U.(A) 128/2004]. - Acts and Regulations on-line in English

    Adoption: 2004-04-23 | MYS-2004-L-87356

    Regulates the notification and recording of occupational accidents and diseases as well as dangerous occurrences.

  48. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Notification of Accident, Dangerous Occurrence, Occupational Poisoning and Occupational Disease) Regulations 2004 (P.U. (A) 128). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-04-22 | MYS-2004-R-109408

  49. Malaysia - - Law, Act

    National Service Training Act 2003 [Act 628]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | MYS-2003-L-103085

  50. Malaysia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pembanguan Sumber Manusia Berhad (Registration of Employers and Payment of Levy) Regulations 2001 (PU [A] 141/01).

    Adoption: 2001 | MYS-2001-R-63377

    Made under Section 48 of Pembanguan Sumber Manusia Berhad Act 2001. Regulates registration of employers to whom Act applies. Also provides for payment of levy by employer in respect of employees.

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