Malaysia Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill, the Star Reports

Malaysia’s parliament passed a bill to enact laws to protect both men and women against sexual harassment. When enacted into law, offenders may end up paying their victims up to 250,000 ringgit ($56,154) in compensation or in default, serve a two-year jail term, the report said. The penalty on companies who fail to manage incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace has been increased to 50,000 ringgit from 10,000 ringgit.

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