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Malaysia extends invalidity scheme to foreign workers in the country

Malaysia extends invalidity scheme to foreign workers in the country

The scheme aims to provide 24-hour coverage for invalidity or death due to any cause, and not related to employment.

Malaysia is extending its invalidity scheme to foreign workers in the country to ensure they are covered by the scheme's benefits.

The scheme, as cited in Bernama, aims to provide 24-hour coverage for invalidity or death due to any cause, and not related to employment. This would include invalidity pension, invalidity grant, and funeral benefit. 

As further cited, this extension was agreed upon during a joint committee meeting on the management of foreign workers, chaired by Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. Minister Sim of Human Resources Steven Sim affirmed that this decision is in line with the Employees' Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4).

Prior to this, Act 4 covered local workers by the employment injury scheme and the invalidity scheme. Foreign workers only had the employment injury scheme. 


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