Malaysia - Social Security For Foreign Workers Effective 1 January 2019.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Malaysia - Labour & Employment

30 November, 2018


The Cabinet announced that with effect from 1 January 2019, all foreign workers will be under the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO). As it stands, SOCSO only applies to Malaysian citizens and does not extend to foreign workers.


With effect from 1 January 2019, all employers who employ foreign workers with valid documents shall have to register the employees with SOCSO and make the necessary statutory contributions under SOCSO.




For further information, please contact:


Reena Enbasegaram, Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co​

[email protected]