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Labour DG now authorised to issue licences to job agencies

Kow Gah Chie
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The government has tabled the Private Employment Agencies (Amendment) Bill 2017, which empowers the director-general of the Labour Department to deal with licensing matters of employment agencies.

The bill compels industry players to obtain a valid licence and grants power to the director-general to approve and revoke licences, as well as to impose any condition on licences upon granting new ones or renewing them.

Anyone who operates an employment agency without a valid licence is liable to a maximum of three years' jail sentence or a maximum RM200,000 fine, or both, upon conviction.

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