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Malaysia Childcare and Paternity


Dear HR Professionals,

Recently I took over Malaysia office and reviewing their employee handbook. At the moment the company only offers 1-day paternity leave and nothing further. I think this is outdated. Please share your current leave entitlement for paternity and childcare.

Thank you.




Reply 1

We do not provide paternity and childcare leaves to our employees in Malaysia as it is not a legal requirement there. This is also in line with our practice in Singapore whereby foreign employees are not entitled to paternity leave as it is not a legal benefit. However, childcare leave is provided to all eligible employees as it is a legal benefit.




Reply 2

Probably would recommend checking the Malaysia labour law on this matter.




Reply 3

Malaysian Employment Act 1955 does not provide for mandatory paid paternity and childcare leave.