Sabah labour ordinance to be amended, says deputy minister

THE Sabah Labour Ordinance (Chapter 67) will be amended so that employees in the state get the same benefits as workers in Peninsular Malaysia, Deputy Human Resources Minister Mustapha Sakmud said.

In his response to the case of a man from Sabah whose wife died after giving birth, where the man was only given leave for two days by his employer, he said the provision of seven days of paternity leave for fathers in the Peninsula has not yet been enforced in Sabah.