Event Details

Earlier this year, the Malaysian government introduced new requirements in minimum housing standards for workers under the Workers' Minimum Standards of Housing, Accommodation and Amenities Act 1990, effective 1 June 2020.

Requirements are now set out for the provision of basic amenities such as beds and mattresses according to prescribed minimum sizes, individual lockable cupboards, as well as a minimum floor space for bedrooms and sleeping areas.

These new parameters are intended to ensure that accommodation for workers are conducive for their welfare, occupational safety and health, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, to curb the spread of infectious diseases.

To help our members better understand these new standards, we will be hosting an exclusive in-depth briefing session conducted by the Labour Department, followed by a Q&A session to provide further clarity to any questions you may have.


Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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This event is free to all AMCHAM members and staff of member companies; however, registration is still required for access to this webinar.


  • Please note only REGISTERED participants will receive access to the scheduled session. Please check your registered email address for further instructions.
  • Kindly lookout for a Pre-Event Information email which will be sent from our Events team via events@amcham.com.my 24 hours before the event.
  • If you are registering on behalf of a colleague, kindly ensure their email address is correctly captured to ensure they receive all necessary updates.

For more information, please contact us at events@amcham.com.my


  • SURAIYA CH’NG ABDULLAH (Head of Legal Unit at Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia)


    Head of Legal Unit at Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia

    Ms Suraiya is the Head of the Legal Unit at the Department of Labour for Peninsular Malaysia with a breathtaking 27 years of working experience with the Department under the Ministry of Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Southeast Asia Studies from the University of Malaya and is a Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) certified trainer. Prior to serving in Putrajaya, she served as the Labour Department's State Director in Melaka, and as the Counsellor of Labour in the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore.

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