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Ministry will not stop anyone from opposing proposed Amendment to APP 1967

10 Dec 2019 / 20:02 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Human Resources will not prevent any party from opposing the proposed amendment to the Industrial Relations Act (APP) 1967, according to Minister M. Kula Segaran.

“It’s their opinion. If anyone disagrees with what we are doing, they can go to the Parliament,“ he told reporters after handing over special financial assistance to 190 staff who are from bottom 40% household income group, here today.

Recently, the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) had urged the Dewan Negara to reject all eight amendments to the Act passed by the Dewan Rakyat, saying that the amendments were “rushed”.

Kula Segaran said there were 15.5 million workers in the country but only 5% belonged to any union.

Meanwhile, he said the ministry would recommend to the Palace to consider giving awards of appreciation to menial workers in the country. - Bernama

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