Malaysia committed to ILO’s green initiative — Riot

Malaysia committed to ILO’s green initiative — Riot
Borneo Post Online : 16/06/2017 KUCHING: Malaysia is committed to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) green initiative and is focusing its efforts on four levels.
While addressing delegates of the 106th session of the ILO Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Richard Riot named the four broad areas as global level, national level, sectors and enterprises level, and ILO policies and practices level.
He said at the global level, Malaysia would seek to boost the ILO’s standing as the global centre of excellence on current and future implications for the world of work, climate change, and the transition to a greener economy. At the national level, he said Malaysia would strive to enable countries to adopt and implement employment and social policies on climate change.
He said at the sectors and enterprises level, Malaysia intends to incorporate ILO’s core values and practical approaches in industry policy frameworks for environmental sustainability.
Riot further elaborated that at the ILO policies and practices level, Malaysia would seek to increase the understanding and use of recommendations contained in a joint study conducted by his ministry and the ILO on employment, social protection and human resources manpower requirement for green technology in Malaysia.
“Malaysia sees the need for this joint study to be conducted in view of the need to raise the capacity of the government and social partners for a clearer understanding of the prevalence of green jobs across the country as well as to identify entry points for further green jobs creation. “My ministry took a positive view of the outcomes of the joint study and is committed to ensuring that discussions on issues of green job mapping, construction of database, capacity development and developing the occupational standards on green skills can take on a more positive shape in the forthcoming years,” Riot said.
He said in order to accelerate efforts towards greater economic use of green technology, Malaysia pledges “cooperation with ILO in respect of green jobs”.
The ILO conference on Sunday to Tuesday (June 11-13) themed ‘Work in a Changing Climate: The Green Initiative’, brought together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing labour-related issues.


Malaysia shares TN50 on labour at international labour conference

Malaysia shares TN50 on labour at international labour conference
Bernama Online (AM): 13/06/2017

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has shared its 2050 National Transformation (TN50) aspiration which offers opportunities to build decent work and stronger labour rights within a universal paradigm of sustainable development at the recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) related conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Human Resources Ministry, in a statement, today said that Malaysia made an intervention during the Asia Pacific Group of the ILO (ASPAG) meeting, making reference to TN50.
The ASPAG met on the sidelines of the 106th session of International Labour Conference (ILC) to discuss on Decent Work for Sustainable Development.
"TN50 has been derived from the basic essence of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal, which is poised to transform Malaysia's economy and enhance the citizen's well-being regardless of race, colour and creed," said the ministry's statement. Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot, when delivering a statement at the plenary of 106th session of ILC, shared Malaysia's vision on green technology that accelerates the national economy and promotes sustainable development through the National Green Technology Policy. The ministry said Riot touched on the Green Policy that had been enshrined in the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, 2016-2020, highlighting the notable developments that had taken place between Malaysia and ILO on issues of green job mapping, construction of database, capacity development and developing the occupational standards on green skills.
The ILC conference from June 11 to 13 themed, "Work In A Changing Climate: The Green Initiative", brought over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing labour related issues facing the world today. — Bernama

Malaysia Aims To Emerge Victorious In 2016 ASEAN Skills Competition – Riot

Bernama Online(AM): 22/09/2016

SERDANG, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Malaysia hopes to win 15 gold medals at the 2016 ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) in the fields of engineering, car manufacturing, hospitality and culinary skills.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said Malaysia as host of the 2016 ASC would use its expertise in these areas to emerge as the champion in the competition.

In the 2014 ASC held in Hanoi, Vietnam, Malaysia brought home of nine gold, four silver and four bronze medals, he said.

Riot said the skills competition, held concurrently with the National Skills Exposition and Carnival (KEKK) will be organised at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang from Sept 19 to 28, and is expected to attract 100,000 visitors.

"Both programmes are aimed at strengthening the country's skilled manpower which is currently at 28 per cent to 35 per cent by 2020, he said during a press conference, here today.

He said the competition would feature 276 participants aged 25 and below from 10 ASEAN countries and contest in 25 skills.

Riot said, Malaysia chose the tiger as the competition mascot, which is themed 'Skills For A Brighter Future' to inform the public that there are vast skills present with a bright future.

Talking about KEKK, Riot said visitors will get to see various attractive events including record-breaking attempts like servicing the most motorcycles, providing the most haircuts and largest beading for entry into the Malaysia Book of Records.

"We will also prepare seven pavilions and 57 exhibition booths that will display an array of products and skills training services from government agencies and the private sector from Sept 24 to 26, including job opportunities from 33 participating companies," he said.

In conjunction with KEKK, Riot said 890 trainees from the Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST) will receive their diplomas from Sept 23 to 26, and an international Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) conference involving 200 delegates from ASEAN countries would be held on Sept 25 and 26.

He said other activities include a cultural show performance from famous artists, a flash mob, auto show, children colouring contest, rubix cube demo as well as video and traditional games.

He added that special bus services would also be provided to facilitate the needs of visitors.


Youths told not to be too dependent on govt for jobs

Youths told not to be too dependent on govt for jobs
Borneo Post (Online) : 21/05/2017

KUCHING: Young diploma and degree graduates are encouraged to take up entrepreneur studies or technical skills training in order to get a competitive advantage in the job market.
Minister of Human Resources said youths today should not be too dependent on the government for jobs, given there are already 1.6 million civil servants in the country.
However, the government was working hard to bring down the unemployment rate among youths, especially graduates, in the country by helping them to find jobs in the appropriate sectors, he added.

At the same time, he advised young graduates to also look beyond just being employed as they can also become entrepreneurs.
“That is why the government had asked local universities and colleges to include the syllabus whereby students, upon graduation, can also become entrepreneurs,” he told a press conference after a walkabout around the Job Fair at Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here yesterday.
Riot said young academic graduates should also seriously consider taking up vocational skills training by participating in the Vocational and Technical Education Transformation (TVET).
He said the TVET programmes were aimed at providing technical and vocational education to youth at an affordable price, apart from offering a guarantee of employment upon completion of the course.

He also said although there are about 150,000 unemployed graduates in Malaysia now, the unemployment rate in the country, which is 3.5 per cent, was still manageable.
Riot stressed that Malaysia must have at least 35 per cent of its workforce highly-skilled in order for the country to become a developed nation.
He lamented that as at the end of last year only 31 per cent of the Malaysian workforce was highly-skilled compared to 28 percent in 2015.
“The government has set a target of having the proportion of highly-skilled workers at 35 per cent by 2020.
“To achieve the target, my ministry will strive to attract more youths to participate in TVET,” he said.
Riot said currently there were 1.8 million foreign workers in the country, down from 2.1 million previously, and the foreign workers were mostly labourers in 3D (dangerous, dirty and difficult) sectors, the jobs which were not taken up by Malaysians.

He said the foreign workers made up about 15 per cent of the total workforce in the country, which is still below the maximum of 17 per cent.
“We cannot have more than 17 per cent of our total workforce foreigners and we will make sure that we will not go above that,” he said.
Also present at the press conference were Ministry of Human Resources secretary-general Datuk Seri Adenan Abdul Rahman and state Labour Department director Jack Meredu Ko.

Malaysia Proposes Skills Training Institutions To Foster Stronger Asean Cooperation

Bernama Online(AM): 23/09/2016 PUTRAJAYA, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has proposed to the relevant bodies to form a network of skills training institutions in the ASEAN region to foster strong cooperation in the area of skills development.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said the institutions would play a role to enhance collaboration and engagement in the capacity building for trainers, vocational training and enhancing the development of skills curriculum across the region.

He said it would also cater ideas, views and experiences exchange among ASEAN members to remain relevant and attuned to the technological changes and skills sets required by the industries.

"As ASEAN enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the need to continuously upgrade the skills of the workforce to keep pace with the advancement of technologies becomes more critical," he said.

Riot said this when delivering his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 11th ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) 2016 here today.

In addition, Riot stressed that the government must continuously adapt to this fast changing transformation through collaboration with stakeholders and industries to ensure the future workforce is equipped with the relevant skills sets needed by the future job market.

"With the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community last year, the ten-member bloc will face challenges related to skills development, wages and productivity, labour migration and social protection system.

"In addressing these challenges, further collaboration and engagement among the relevant bodies in the ASEAN member states are vital," he said.

Themed 'Skills for a Brighter Future', Riot said the skills competition reflects the important role of skilled workforce for are sustainable development of ASEAN.

The competition will see 276 participants, aged 25 and below, from 10 ASEAN countries contesting in 25 skill areas.

The skills competition, held concurrently with the National Skills Exposition and Carnival (KEKK) will be organised at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang from Sept 19 to 28.




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