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Commodities 04 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

New foreign worker levy rule weighs on manufacturers

PETALING JAYA: Rubber gloves and manufacturing players are expecting a hit to their earnings following a ruling that they are now fully accountable for their foreign workers’ levy.

Nation 11 Jul 2019 | 8:05 AM

Tourism Ministry wants departure levy deferred to after VMY 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry wants to defer the implementation of the departure levy – supposed to be on Sept 1 this year – to after Visit Malaysia 2020.

Nation 24 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Wee: Govt should standardise levy at RM2,000

PETALING JAYA: The government should standardise the levy fees for the extension of foreign workers who have worked in the country for more than a decade at RM2,000 for all sectors, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Nation 05 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

‘Include departure levy in airfare’

PETALING JAYA: The departure levy for outbound travellers should be incorporated in the airfare, say a travel association and travellers alike.

Nation 27 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Employers want levy policy review

PETALING JAYA: Employers are making a last-minute appeal to the Government to review the policy of shifting levy payment to the bosses beginning Jan 1.

Business 03 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Contractors face 15% cost hike on new levy for foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: The new foreign worker levy structure is expected to cause an average of 11% to 15% rise in cost for contractors.

Nation 22 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Employers: Levy will be a strain on companies

PETALING JAYA: Requiring employers to pay the levy for their foreign workers beginning Jan 1 will add RM3bil to RM4bil in extra operating costs per year, said bosses.

Nation 23 Mar 2016 | 9:24 AM

Home Ministry says no discrepancy in foreign worker levy figures

PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry says there is no discrepancy in the foreign worker levy figures it gave in two parliamentary replies last week, as the replies were meant for two different questions.

Nation 27 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bosses willing to pay RM10k for three-year levy

PETALING JAYA: Industries will be more receptive to a government levy of RM10,000 for three years instead of paying it annually so that employers can maintain skilled foreign workers and groom new skilled workers at the same time, says the Federation of Malay­­sian Manufacturers.

Nation 05 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Multi-tier levy system will push up costs, say employers

KUALA LUMPUR: An employer group and industry players have strongly opposed the multi-tier levy system, saying it would push up the cost of doing business.