PUTRAJAYA: The newly-introduced compulsory levy payment by employers under the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC) has been deferred for a year to give them time to adjust to it, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic). “Taking into consideration the views of the stakeholders, we have found it wise to delay the implementation of the levy payment by employers to next year. He said the EMC policy was introduced by the Government to ease the recruitment of foreign workers. Yesterday, Liow said the EMC gave employers full control of their foreign workers, without the need to go through middlemen. On another issue, Liow hit out at companies that allowed foreign workers to drive commercial vehicles, which is illegal.
Source: The Star January 11, 2017 23:27 UTC