Wait for statement on shorter working hours next week, says Saravanan

KAJANG: A special announcement on the reduction of weekly working hours from 48 to 45 will be made next week, says Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M.Saravanan.

“Please be patient for another week. I’ll make a special announcement.

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“There are a number of things to be announced in terms of working hours, days off, the ministry’s role and enforcement agencies and others,” he told a press conference after the National Professors Council’s (MPN) Minda Profesor programme here on Friday (Aug 19).

Saravanan was commenting on a Sin Chew Daily report that the enforcement of shorter working hours could be deferred.

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The report, quoting sources, said Saravanan had promised not to implement the new ruling on Sept 1, during a recent meeting with industry representatives.

The government had announced that amendments to the Employment Act, which will see weekly working hours reduced from 48 to 45 hours, will be enforced from Sept 1.

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