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New Application for Workers to File Labour-Related Complaints

Malaysian workers, including migrants, now have access to report issues related to their labour conditions. In conjunction with 2021 Labour Day, the Ministry of Human Resources (KSM) launched the Working for Workers (WFW) application, a platform for 15.7 million workers, including foreign workers, to submit complaints related to labour issues. Complaints submitted on the application […]

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May 4, 20215:53 pm
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1 in 2 People Globally Lost Income due to the Pandemic – Gallup

One in two people worldwide saw their earnings drop due to the coronavirus, with people in low-income countries particularly hard hit by job losses or cuts to their working hours, research showed on Monday. U.S.-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because […]

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May 4, 20213:16 pm
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SME Malaysia, PIKOM and Huawei Collaborates to Train 10,000 Digital Talents

The SME Association of Malaysia (SME Malaysia), National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei), through its Huawei ASEAN Academy, have joined hands to train and future-ready more than 10,000 members of the small and medium enterprises (SME) and tech community over a period of one year. The collaboration which […]

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May 3, 20215:21 pm
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Singapore Blocks Entry to Workers from India After Soaring Covid-19 Cases

India is getting global attention as it breaks the world record with over 400,000 daily cases in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this concern, Singapore has announced that it would deny entry to long-term work visa holders from India. Newly appointed Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, who heads the government’s pandemic taskforce, […]

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May 3, 20212:36 pm
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Keen to Pursue a Career in Malaysia? Here’s 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies

The world of work is transforming. Not only have we worked through a once-in-a-generation global pandemic, but decades of automation, the rise of artificial intelligence and a new shift to remote work have all reshaped what our professional lives look like — and what we’re expecting from our employers. Professional social media platform, LinkedIn, just […]

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April 29, 20212:26 pm
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Improved Smart Visa for Easier Digital Nomads’ Life in Thailand

Are you aspired to be digital nomads? Then Thailand could be your next stop. New proposals currently presented to the Thai Cabinet are expected to expand the opportunities for some foreigners to work in Thailand without a traditional permit. The Tourist Authority of Thailand said that the detail has already been agreed by the regulatory […]

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April 26, 20215:20 pm
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1,200 Migrant Workers Quarantined due to Fear of Re-Infections

Singapore said on Thursday it is quarantining about 1,200 migrant workers after finding COVID-19 cases in their dormitory including among men who had recovered from the virus, raising concerns about re-infections. Authorities are conducting COVID-19 tests for all residents of Westlite Woodlands dormitory after one worker was found positive on Tuesday during routine testing. The […]

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April 26, 20211:12 pm
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Companies Struggle to Fill E-commerce Roles

Vietnam firms find it hard to find talents specializing in e-commerce, a survey found. According to the 2021 Vietnam E-Business Index report by the Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM), the rate of companies with employees specializing in e-commerce has fallen by 7 percentage points since 2017, indicating difficulty in finding talent amid online sales boom. Twenty-three […]

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April 23, 20213:50 pm
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Nearly 11 Million Indonesians Have Been Vaccinated

Indonesia started rolling out its first phase of vaccination in January. Since then, the COVID-19 task force recorded at least 10,966,934 citizens have been vaccinated as of Monday (Apr 19). The Indonesian government is striving to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and inoculate 40,349,049 people by the middle of this year. Of the […]

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April 23, 20213:21 pm
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New Clusters, Thailand Govt Advises Employees to Work from Home

New infections in Thailand recently reached a new record with 1,767 new cases on Sunday (Apr 18). As the number of cluster cases is growing, the government is urging all businesses to comply with the new Covid-19 restrictions and support work-from-home schemes whenever possible. Most recently, a cluster was found at a private school in […]

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April 21, 20215:19 pm