HR minister stresses that the overall objective of Socso is to cover all working Malaysians.
UPDATED 8.08PM | But chairperson Lim Wee Chai admits that a small number of workers have exceeded overtime limit.
PARLIAMENT | Minister explains that Harapan is currently hampered by the problem insufficient manpower.
Minister says he will ensure local workers do not get less than what they are getting now.
As there is no particular body with power or authority to monitor temples nationwide, the minister says.
HR minister Kulasegaran says 30pct deduction from the levy contributed by employers will cease this month.
UPDATED 4.20PM | Kulasegaran says this was done without the knowledge of the fund's board of directors.
Director of UKM's Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation did not explicitly explain why the forum title was changed.
Umno lawmaker also wants the abolition bill discussed in the current sitting of Parliament.
Minister says Socso and Transport Ministry have discussed measures to be taken should they fail to do so.
India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has agreed to consider the request, says M Kulasegaran.
PARLIAMENT | Kula says the 1966 act was amended to bring it into line with international conventions.
Minister M Kulasegaran says it will be headed by former Court of Appeal judge and G25 spokesperson.
COMMENT | TVET restructuring and amendments to a host of labour laws are in the works.
LETTER | I don’t understand how the PLWS is going to provide incentives to workers to come back to the country.
Minister says those with PLKS permits and have been employed for over 10 years can apply for extensions.
The paper on the proposal has been submitted to the cabinet and will be deliberated soon, says minister.
The ministry plans to add eight new provisions to reflect the current employment situation in the country.
The decision to grant citizenship status is for all races, said the human resource minister.
The minister says the rate will be standardised between the Peninsula and East M'sia.
YOURSAY | ‘Leave the barking on race and religion to Umno, just focus on your job.’
COMMENT | Does the average Malay even care what Kula said?
Minister must accept responsibility and resign, says the Umno Youth chief.
UPDATED 11.30AM | Kula says he has never been a controversialist on race and religion.
LETTER | 'If the unpaid workers are indeed foreigners, were they documented? If not, where are they now?'
FACT CHECK | Malaysiakini analyses video excerpt to determine what the minister actually said.
UPDATED 5PM | Minister says the Utusan article quoting him as saying so is a 'falsehood and a lie'.