HR Ministry to review Act 4, Act 800 to provide better protection for employees
19 Jan 2023 04:47pm
Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar.. - Bernama pic
Its minister, V. Sivakumar said the ministry was now preparing a Cabinet Paper to be tabled to the Cabinet.
"The decision to review and amend these two laws also aims to ensure a smooth process of applying for benefits and the delivery of social security benefits by the Social Security Organisation (Socso), he said when speaking at the 2023 Socso Chinese New Year celebration here today.
Sivakumar said apart from improving the existing Socso benefits, the ministry also planned to introduce protection not related to occupational disasters, maternity leave benefits, as well as protection for the elderly in line with the Pakatan Harapan manifesto.
In another matter, he said the ministry was targeting to get 500,000 women to register with the Housewives' Social Security Scheme (SKSSR).
"The SKSSR is open to all housewives, full-time or not, married or single, as well as single mothers, if they have not yet reached the age of 54,” he said, adding that Socso had been instructed to promote the scheme by having more engagement and campaign activities to increase awareness among Malaysians on the importance of contributing to the scheme.
He said Malaysians should be proud as the country was the first country in the Asian region and among the first four countries in the world to introduce a protection scheme for housewives.
A total of 160 guests, consisting of single mothers, orphans and Socso beneficiaries in the Klang Valley were feted at the event. - BERNAMA
A total of 110 officers consisting of 14 clinical service specialists, 14 medical officers, 58 health workers and 23 support workers pose for a photo together after safely arriving at KLIA Terminal 1 on Tuesday - BERNAMA
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (front, left) during an official visit to Saudi Arabia recently. Photo: FB Anwar Ibrahim