Almost 98% of production firms hiring young actors don't pay EPF, Stats Dept finds

PETALING JAYA: A total of 97.78% of production companies that hire child and youth actors do not pay Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributions, says the Statistics Department.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said data from its survey on child and youth actors in films and dramas revealed that only 2.22% of production companies did so.

He said 73.13% of these companies also did not know that they needed to get a public entertainment licence from the Labour Department, while 22.71% were unsure of this requirement.

Mohd Uzir also said 52.91% of production companies have never applied for the licence, while 47.09 were unsure they had to do so.

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