Surprisingly in 2008 there was reported a total of 2.06 million foreign workers registered in the country but here the statistics just show some 50% of that reported numbers. Well… this is despite the fact that Subsection 26 (1) of Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952, having direct that all employers of foreign workers must ensure that the workers are insured all of their foreign workers within the Foreign Workers’ Compensation Scheme designated by the Human Resources Minister. The Subsection 26 (1) of Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952 specifically states that failure to do so is an offence and if convicted, the employer would be fined not more than RM20,000, or jailed for not more than two years or both.
Of FRANGKI DIGITAL and DIGITAL FRANKING…. INSURANCE GUARANTEE and INSURANCE POLICY
A few months ago numerous insurance companies wrote to the Stamping Office of the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board (IRB) requesting that the stamping requirement for insurance bond or guarantee issued to cover foreign workers be simplified or to allow self-franking by the insurance companies themselves. Of course the original intention was to complain against certain companies and shame them (in public) over the manner the “Stamp Duty Paid” mark was placed onto their Foreign Workers Insurance Guarantee (FWIG) policy. At that time the public understanding was that any documents falling under BOND or GUARANTEE must be stamped at the Stamp Office and not to be handled by any third party.