Support for Labour Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia

The overall objective of this project is effective governmental development and enforcement of new or existing laws, decrees or regulations, and other legal instruments with a view to developing a well-functioning industrial relations system.

The project aims at achieving the following outcomes to support achievement of this objective:

1. National government has drafted and promulgated laws, decrees and regulations, and other legal instruments with respect to freedom of association, collective bargaining, and employment discrimination as identified in the LCP.

2. National government has educated employers/employers’ organizations, workers/workers’ organizations, and the public on the new and existing laws, decrees or regulations, and other legal instruments.

3. National government has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of labour administration, in particular labour inspections, to ensure that the new and existing laws, decrees or regulations, and other legal instruments, are being enforced, focusing especially on freedom of association, collective bargaining, and forced labour.

4. Relevant dispute resolution authorities effectively administer, adjudicate and enforce the new and existing laws, decrees or regulations, and other legal instruments.