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Malaysia – Standards – Coverage – Retaliation

Malaysia – Standards – Coverage – Retaliation

“detrimental action” includes-

(a) action causing injury, loss or damage;

(b) intimidation or harassment;

(c) interference with the lawful employment or livelihood of any person, including discrimination, discharge, demotion, suspension, disadvantage, termination or adverse treatment in relation to a person’s employment, career, profession,

trade or business or the taking of disciplinary action;


(d) a threat to take any of the actions referred to in paragraphs

(a) to (c).


10. (5) No person acting or purporting to act on behalf of any public body or private body shall-

(a) terminate a contract;

(b) withhold a payment that is due and payable under a contract; or

(c) refuse to enter into a subsequent contract, solely for the reason that a party to the contract or an employee or employer of a party to the contract has made a disclosure of improper conduct to any enforcement agency relating to the public body or private body.

Referenced Legislation: Whistleblower Protection Act (2010)

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