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“ Improved Maternity Benefits for Malaysian Women: Supporting Their Multiple Roles In Society". MATERNITY COVERAGE IN MALAYSIA presented by Mohamad Asri bin Ngosman Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial. `with you, for you’. pertubuhan keselamatan sosial. MATERNITY COVERAGE IN MALAYSIA.

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“ Improved Maternity Benefits

for Malaysian Women:

Supporting Their Multiple Roles In Society"

MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

presented by

Mohamad Asri bin Ngosman

Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial

`with you, for you’

pertubuhan keselamatan sosial

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Introduced in Malaysia by British Colonial Masters in 1955.

Employment Act 1955.

Sabah Labour Ordinance.

Sarawak Labour Ordinance.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Contract of Service.
  • Wages below :

Peninsular - RM1,500

Sabah - RM 750

Sarawak - RM 750

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

Wages

"Wages”means basic wages and all other payments in cash payable to an employee for work done in respect of his contract of service but does not include any payment by way of commission, subsistence and other overtime payment.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Difference
  • Peninsular - 60 days
  • Sabah and

Sarawak - 8 weeks

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Payment of wages during

the period of confinement.

- Employer’s responsibility.

  • 1960’s and 1970’s discriminated against

the female employee.

  • Dismissal
  • Reluctance to employ female
  • employees who were in the child
  • bearing age group.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Gestation period of 28 weeks.
  • Employment condition – at least employment for 1 day in the period of 4 months preceding the confinement and employment for at least 3 months in the nine months preceding the confinement.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Number of living children presently 5
  • Shall not be entitled if she has 5 or more surviving children.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Length of eligible period and entitlement.
  • Entitled to leave for a period of not less than 60 consecutive in respect of each confinement and entitled to receive a maternity allowance.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Length of eligible period and entitlement.
  • Entitled to maternity leave but no allowance – may commence at anytime during eligible period. (certified fit to resume work by registered medical practitioner)

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

Maternity leave shall not commence earlier than 30 days immediately preceding the confinement or later than the day immediately following the confinement.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • shall also be eligible for allowance .

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • CONSIDERATION

Gestation period

– Children can be borne

within 24 weeks

  • Employment condition
  • at least employment for 1 day in the period of 4 months preceding the confinement
  • employment for at least 3 months in the nine months preceding the confinement

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • OTHER RISK.
  • Employer closes his

business

  • No financial

guarantee.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Collective Agreement.

Lack of focus on maternity issues :

  • Period of leave
  • Entitlement to medical cost.

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Female Labour Force Participation.
  • 2000 - 44.5%
  • 2010 - 49.0%

Accidents Rate

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MATERNITY COVERAGE

IN MALAYSIA

  • Maternity Issues
  • Maternity sickness
  • Health policies

-Workplace

  • Childcare and

breast feeding

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