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28 Apr 2021

How does COVID-19 affect workers

Back in Malaysia, with the restricted movement order in place, many employees are working from home. Employees who can’t perform their jobs remotely – or working in sectors badly affected by the virus outbreak – have been asked (or forced) to take unpaid leave. However, the Humans Resources Ministry has announced that workers are entitled to their salaries throughout the restriction movement order.The prime minister also announced a RM600 monthly cash assistance (up to six months) to help workers who are forced to take unpaid leave.

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