Cabinet agrees to postpone new levy ruling to next year

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The cabinet has agreed to postpone a move requiring employers to pay their foreign workers' levy, to next year.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the cabinet agreed on this matter today after a presentation by Minister in the Prime Minsiter' Department Paul Low who gave an overall picture about the plan under the Employers Mandatory Commitment (EMC).

"It is not just on levy, but on the rights of the employer to have direct access towards the workers, rather than going through a middle man, how to cut down bureaucracy procedures and how to have fast employment of foreign workers.

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