INSURANCE FOR FOREIGN

WORKER

Under Section 26(2) of the Amended Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952, it is mandatory for every employer to insure all foreign workers employed by him under an approved insurance scheme in respect of any liability that he may incur under the said Act.

Any employer who fails to insure the foreign workers under the said scheme shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding RM20,000.00 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.

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