Malaysia Emergency Ordinance (Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities) 2021

The Emergency Ordinance (Worker’s Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities) 2021 has been gazetted on 17th February 2021 and the Act 446 is now enforceable also in Sabah and Sarawak.

 

The Ordinance gives authority to the Director-General of the Labour Department to order owners of accommodations to replace, change or upgrade the facilities should it be found not to meet criteria under the Act 446.

 

Stiffer penalties against employers or owners of accommodation for failing to provide proper housing facilities for workers and who fail to comply with the order can be fined up to RM200,000 or be jailed up to three years or both.

 

Vaccinations for foreign workers effort is important to stop infectivity among the workers, which had been causing the high number of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

 

For more information, please click on this link for the full statement : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VD82VDYKwoZwjojb2vhu-jTFQrTGk-kq/view?usp=sharing