Cabinet postpones unemployment benefits bill

The cabinet has postponed the passage of the Employment Insurance Scheme Bill 2017 (EIS) in order to engage with stakeholders.

According to sources, several ministers raised concerns expressed by stakeholders when the cabinet met today.

When contacted, Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani confirmed that the second reading of the bill would be postponed to the next Parliament session in October.

The bill was tabled on Aug 1 and listed as the second item on the Order Paper, it was scheduled to be debated next week…

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