Malaysia Budget 2018 – Leave Days
Budget 2018 was announced on October 27, 2018 by the Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Here are the key highlights for Leave Days for Civil Servant.
- Increase total maternity leave from 300 to 360 days subject to a maximum of 90 days a year.
- Increase special leaves for education officers from 7 to 10 days a year.
- Unrecorded leaves up to 7 days throughout service for umrah.
- Allow women with five months pregnant onwards (and husband) to leave work an hour earlier. (Provided both working in same location)
For private sector, it is proposed to increase maternity leave from 60 days to 90 days, similar to what has been implemented by the government sector.
For government link companies (GLCs), they should introduce flexible leave benefit – convert leaves entitlement to cash rewards.
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