Malaysia Budget 2018 – Leave Days

Malaysia Budget 2018 – Leave Days

October 28, 2017 Blog 26

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.

  1. Increase total maternity leave from 300 to 360 days subject to a maximum of 90 days a year.
  2. Increase special leaves for education officers from 7 to 10 days a year.
  3. Unrecorded leaves up to 7 days throughout service for umrah.
  4. Allow women with five months pregnant onwards (and husband) to leave work an hour earlier. (Provided both working in same location)

HRSifu Malaysia Budget 2018 - Allowed To Leave Work an Hour Earlier

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.

HRSifu Malaysia Budget 2018 - 90-days Maternity Leave

For government link companies (GLCs), they should introduce flexible leave benefit – convert leaves entitlement to cash rewards

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26 Comments

  1. Cindy Yong

    November 23, 2017
    Reply

    I was told by my company HR (private sector) that there's no increase of maternity leave to 90 days.
    Kindly advise
    Thank you

    • William Beh

      November 23, 2017
      Reply

      The proposed 90 days maternity leave is from the Malaysia Bajet 2018. Jabatan Tenaga Kerja responded that the proposal will be debated in the Parliament before finalization. Currently the maternity leave is still 60 days.

      • D Poh

        November 29, 2017
        Reply

        When will we know about the finalization?

        • Simon Siah

          November 30, 2017
          Reply

          We are not sure. Will announce when it is finalized by government.

  2. nicole

    December 20, 2017
    Reply

    already finalise?

  3. durga

    December 27, 2017
    Reply

    my company also said the maternity leave is for 60 days not 90 days. its going to be end of the year. still didn't have any finalist from government.

  4. esther ang

    December 27, 2017
    Reply

    may I know this is start from 2018 year, get 90 days matenity leaves ? private or government company also have ?

    • William Beh

      December 27, 2017
      Reply

      As of today, there's no new update on this. So still maintain at minimum 60 days

  5. Usha Nanthini

    January 4, 2018
    Reply

    is already finalize about the maternity leave from 60 days to 90 days?

    • Ayu Oktaviani Inengah Sudana

      January 11, 2018
      Reply

      It's confirm that maternity leave will be 90 days, they declare this in the Bajet 2018. Its for both private and government female employee started 1/1/2018. What I'm wondering now whether they have done amend the Employment Act, 1955.

  6. Subatra

    January 18, 2018
    Reply

    Is that maternity leave for 90 days confirmed. My HR told it still under progress and haven't confirmed yet.
    Please assist.. My due is next month..

    • William Beh

      January 19, 2018
      Reply

      Jabatan Tenaga Kerja responded that it is not in the Employement Act yet.

      • Jasmine

        January 19, 2018
        Reply

        Therefore, is that means the company can still maintain it at 60 days?

  7. candy

    January 19, 2018
    Reply

    I checked with my HR, they told me company agreed to increased from 60 to 90 days. After I apply my leave for few month. Going to start my Maternity in next week. Today HR told me that NOT CONFIRMED from the government yet. So, not allow to give 90days, remain with existing policy 60days.

  8. Ivan

    January 20, 2018
    Reply

    Is this official yet?

  9. Jega

    January 25, 2018
    Reply

    is it finalize to 60 days to 90 days ?

  10. saren

    January 30, 2018
    Reply

    Is it this finalize ready. I read from new paper we can complain if company didnt allow 90 days leave/

    Private sector employers can be investigated and prosecuted if they dismiss female staff taking 90 days maternity leave

  11. Simon Siah

    February 7, 2018
    Reply

    There are many misleading article that employer can be investigate and sue if they dismiss female staff taking 90 days maternity leave.

    Refer below:
    http://www.worldofbuzz.com/pregnant-msians-can-sue-bosses-dont-approve-90-days-maternity-leave/

    HRSifu had confirmed with Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Semenanjung Malaysia JTKSM / Malaysia Labour Department that 90 days maternity leave is not mandatory at the moments.

    Refer below:
    https://www.hrsifu.com/90-days-maternity-leave-private-sector-malaysia/

  12. Nar

    February 23, 2018
    Reply

    Is it finalize from 60 days to 90 days ?

  13. Geetha

    February 28, 2018
    Reply

    Is it the maternity leave finalized from 60 days to 90 days?
    Need confirmation as according to my HR it's only 60 days as not implement yet.
    It's only left 2 weeks for my due.
    Please confirm the maternity leave entitlement.

  14. V

    April 13, 2018
    Reply

    Hi, what is the latest info for this topic now ? Public sector to increase from 60 days to 90 days???
    one of my staffs is going on maternity soon. Please advise. So we can plan ahead.

    • William Beh

      April 21, 2018
      Reply

      It's up to your company policy. As in this article, https://www.hrsifu.com/90-days-maternity-leave-private-sector-malaysia/, will have to wait until the government confirm. But they encourage companies to provide 90 days maternity.

  15. Mariam

    May 19, 2018
    Reply

    Is the 90 days maternity leave already mandatory in sarawak ? We are Private Sector.

    • Simon Siah

      May 19, 2018
      Reply

      Nope, it is still 60 days.

  16. Sam

    June 20, 2018
    Reply

    Hi maternity leave has been increase 90 days?please advise

    • William Beh

      June 20, 2018
      Reply

      Nope. It is still 60 days.

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