Malaysia to adopt anti HIV/AIDS discrimination in workplace policy for companies to abide
Author: Karen Arukesamy, The Sun Daily, Published on: 14 October 2017
"New regulation to eliminate discrimination against people with HIV and at workplace soon", 13 October 2017
Works are underway to legislate the HIV and AIDS in Workplace Policy by 2020, a vision pushed forth by the Malaysian Aids Foundation (MAF).
…Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said the ministry is working closely with MAF on a long term plan to legislate the policy.
…The government will study the guidelines and code of practice related to employees with HIV and AIDS to make it a regulation for all corporate companies to abide.
…The long term plan to legislate the HIV and AIDS in Workplace Policy by 2020, Riot said will proactive measure to address the epidemic.
…Riot said the ministry will engage with MAF and other stakeholders to review the code according to international standards.
MAF trustee and MAC president Bakhtiar Talhah said...people living in HIV continue to be affected by policies and practices that stigmatise and discriminate against them.