09 Jan 0
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT TO RESCIND IMPLEMENTATION FOR
A. EMPLOYER TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKER LEVY AND
B. IMPLEMENTATION OF EMPLOYER MANDATORY COMMITMENT (EMC)
- Whilst the industry is in support of the government’s efforts to enhance the management of foreign workers and to manage the impact of uncertain world economic conditions on the nation and the rakyat, Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM), representing 32 other contractors associations with an outreach of 13,000 members in Malaysia would like to appeal to the government to rescind levy to be paid by the employer and the implementation of the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC); and engage the construction industry on the matter for a productive and beneficial outcome for the sustainable growth of the construction industry. This initiative is led by Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) supported by Persatuan Kontraktor Melayu Malaysia (PKMM), Gabungan Kontraktor Bumiputera Wibawa Malaysia (GBC) and Persatuan Kontraktor India Malaysia (PKIM) which have a joint membership of 20,135 members which in total covers a joint representation of 33,135 members.
Articles from media:
“Local contractors to foot RM2b under levy plan” The Star Online, 9th January 2017.
“MBAM expects RM2 bil impact on contractors from levy” The Edge Property, 9th January 2017.
“MBAM: Rakyat to ultimately bear cost of foreign workers’ levy” The Sun Daily, 9th January 2017.