Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Malaysia right to get rid of the 'middleman' in employment relationship to kill corruption and reduce 'cost of doing business' - the contractor for labour

Factory needs workers - workers need work = Direct employment relationship between factory and workers - NO need for the middleman, the contractor for labour

This would certainly be good for businesses - and certainly will cut the cost of doing business, and ensure that Factories(principals), being the one's with work needing workers, will regain full control and supervision of all their workers as employees. This would certainly create a JUST working environment, where there will be no discrimination in terms of wages, treatment and 'relationships at the workplace between principal and their workers'. It also restores direct employment relationship - without having to deal with a third party, the middleman contractor for labour.

In 2011, 115 groups said 'NO' to labour law amendments ..and the protest continues

Kill middleman to kill corruption, shoots Low
2:33PM Sep 23, 2013  
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Paul Low is training his guns on middlemen in his crusade against graft in the government sector.

NONEAcknowledging that corruption exists in all areas, he said middlemen unnecessarily increased the cost of doing business as they get a cut or commission while adding no value to the business.

"It's an example of corruption which the government is greatly concerned about," he was quoted as saying by Bernama.

Low said although the issue was quite complex, the government would definitely look again at the issue to ensure businesses and the delivery system were undertaken in a transparent manner.

"The government will holistically look at the issue and act righteously according to the rules and criteria.

"Corruption has been practised in almost all areas in Malaysia. The construction sector would be the first the government would tackle.

"This is in line with the government's intention to further improve its monitoring framework for mega projects," he added.
Monitoring of selected projects

Selected projects valued above RM500 million and considered as high risk in terms of governance, he said, would be subject to monitoring by a supervisory team, which would include representatives from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the auditor-general.

"Next, we will look at the healthcare sector and the town councils," he said, adding that almost all associations have agreed to participate in fighting corruption.

Low also urged the public to play their part by whistleblowing on corrupt practices to the Prime Minister's Department through the Public Complaints Bureau or to other key enforcement agencies.

For decades, the ruling coalition had been struggling to battle the perception of being a corrupt regime and efforts taken by the administration to tackle graft are often met with scepticism.

Furthermore, political rivals have also accused the MACC of being under the thumb of ruling politicians, allegedly dragging its feet on numerous reports filed against BN leaders.

To enhance his administration’s image, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who himself had been accused of corruption, appointed Low as a senator and minister in charge of integrity following the last general election.

Low, the former Transparency International-Malaysia chairperson, however was dismissed by critics as mere window-dressing in Putrajaya. He however denies this claim.- Malaysiakini, 23/9/2013, Kill middleman to kill corruption, shoots Low

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