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  • PENGARAH TANAH DAN GALIAN SELANGOR & ANOR v. PNSB ACMAR SDN BHD & ANOR [CA]
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  • MOHD NAJIB HJ ABD RAZAK v. GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA & ANOTHER APPEAL [2023] 10 CLJ 329 [FC]
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MINISTRY MUST IMPROVE LIVELIHOOD OF GOVT HEALTHCARE WORKERS OR RISK LOSING THEM

Malaysia's public healthcare sector risks losing even more professionals if the Health Ministry refuses to take immediate measures to improve their livelihoods. Government healthcare workers, upset with the ministry's decision to reject the proposal to increase on-call allowances, told the New Straits Times that they were overworked and severely underpaid. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one medical officer (MO) said they were bogged down with work, going as far as describing the workload as "crazy". "I've never experienced an increase in allowances ever since I was a houseman in 2016.

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SARAWAK TO CREATE 1.5 MLN JOBS BY 2030, UGGAH TELLS STUDENTS TO PREPARE THEMSELVES

Some 1.5 million jobs are expected to be created in Sarawak up to the year 2030, said Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

He said these jobs will be generated by the many programmes and plans of the state’s Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030, of which one of its objectives is to increase the people’s income.

“Out of the total (1.5 million jobs), about 200,000 would be in the technical or skill sector. I have been told that Petros, as the third largest oil and gas company in the country, will need 20,000 technicians or skilled workers.

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CANADA PRESENTS SUSTAINABLE JOBS BILL FOR GREEN TRANSITION

The Canadian government has presented a sustainable jobs bill intended to prepare workers for a transition to a lower-carbon economy following years of consultation and opposition from Alberta, Canada’s main fossil-fuel producing province.

Canada, the world’s fourth-largest oil producer and sixth-largest natural gas producer, has aimed for a 40 percent to 45 percent reduction in emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050.

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OVER FOUR MILLION M’SIANS LIKELY TO LOSE JOBS BY 2030 IF THEY LACK SKILLS

As many as 4.5 million Malaysians are likely to lose their jobs by 2030, if they do not improve their skills or attend reskilling and upskilling programmes with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI).

Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said this is based on the 2020 World Economic Forum warning that AI could cause a recession in the job market as it is already being used to automate tasks in various industries including manufacturing, healthcare and customer service.

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EPF EXPLAINS MONTHLY DRAWDOWN APPROACH

The Employees Provident Fund yesterday explained that the pension-fund like approach of a monthly drawdown ,still under works, is for a portion of member's savings, up to a certain limit, to be converted into a monthly income.

The remaining portion can be withdrawn lump-sum.

EPF said this is needed to prevent old-age poverty and for consumption smoothing during retirement.

The process of formalising the proposed monthly withdrawal mechanism is still being studied and will take into account the ability and readiness of members to make such transition.

The EPF has been encouraging members to voluntarily shift to regular monthly payout rather than lump-sum withdrawals.

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