The recently announced series of changes or proposed changes to human resource policies and legislation such as Minimum Wages, Retirement Age, Unemployment Insurance etc. would have serious effects on business community. Some of the policies were announced without any guidelines or details and have caused confusion or uncertainty to the stakeholders. These major changes have also been announced without proper consultation with the private sector.
In order to have a collective view from business community to submit to government, ACCCIM and 31 chambers and trade associations (Appendix I) jointly organised a Colloquium on 24th July 2012 at Wisma FMM to discuss the above.
The colloquium invited the government officers in charge of the relevant policies to brief the participants on the details and latest progress. Representatives from various organisations were appointed as panelists, to comment on the policies. Ministry of Human Resource also assigned officers to attend the colloquium to collect the views and proposals from business community.
A meeting of all the chief delegates of participating organisations was held after the colloquium to draft the joint press statement, hoping the Government will take heed of the proposals from private sector in order to minimize the negative impact on the economy.
Please refer to the full article for the joint press statement
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