Supply Chain Innovation

Malaysia Changes the Minimum Standards for Worker Housing and Amenities

Publication date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Malaysia hosts more than two million migrant workers in sectors including apparel, electronics, construction, and agriculture. Recently the Government of Malaysia amended the relevant laws to require improvements in living conditions for migrant workers. The amendments to the Workers Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act (Act 446) came into force on September 1, 2020. The changes apply to employers in any sector employing migrant workers, including manufacturing and agriculture.

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