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Malaysia's Deputy HR Minister addresses case involving unpaid wages to security guards at Sabah hospital

Malaysia's Deputy HR Minister addresses case involving unpaid wages to security guards at Sabah hospital

The employer has been ordered to pay the affected employees within 30 days from the date of hearing.

Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Human Resources, Mustapha Sakmud, has issued a statement addressing a case involving unpaid wages to security guards at Beaufort Hospital in Sabah. 

In the statement, released on Wednesday (6 September 2023), Deputy Minister Mustapha noted that following an investigation by the Labour Department (JTK) in Sabah, which came after reports by Sabah News Today, 14 security guards from Seven Force had failed to receive claims that were previously ordered by the Labour Court. The claims comprised RM217,917.72 worth of minimum wage arrears, and RM64,072 worth of overtime claims, amounting to RM281,989.72 in total. 

As shared by the Deputy Minister, the employer has been ordered to pay the affected employees within 30 days from the date of hearing.

"I will ensure that the employees' claims will be resolved promptly and [am] very confident that JTK Sabah will ensure the rights of workers which is enshrined under the labour law is protected," he affirmed.


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