Malaysia’s Deputy PM receives memo for Gig Economy Commission establishment

A memorandum on the institution of the GIG Economy Commission of Malaysia (SEGiM) was offered to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, marking a major step towards safeguarding the well-being of gig workers in the nation. The memorandum was submitted by representatives from three workers’ organisations, together with the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), Malaysian P-Hailing Riders’ Association (Penghantar), and Malaysian eHailing Coalition (GEM).
Ahmad Zahid, who can also be the president of Umno Malaysia, expressed his commitment to championing the reason for gig employees throughout the nation. The memorandum was not only submitted to Umno Malaysia, but also to non-governmental organisations and MTUC, who’ve been advocating for the safety of gig workers’ well-being.
In Big on the Umno General Assembly 2023, Ahmad Zahid proposed the creation of SEGiM to control the gig business ecosystem in Malaysia. He emphasised the want to safeguard the welfare of the whole economic chain of the business, from service suppliers and suppliers to employees and shoppers.
MTUC president Mohd Effendy Abdul Ghani expressed his optimism that SEGiM would profit gig economic system staff, whose welfare has not been adequately addressed in recent times. He stated, “I think MTUC has been combating for this for almost four years, and at last it has turn into a actuality following Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s proposal.”
Mohd Effendy added that the establishment of SEGiM is a manifestation of compassion, and he is assured that it will be realised, given its endorsement by the Umno president. He also highlighted the potential for SEGiM to enhance the gig financial system landscape through collaboration with the government..

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