Malaysia Country Report

Malaysia Country Report and Technical Report. Overall score: 3.65. Download country and technical report here.

Report summary: Malaysia‌ ‌scored‌ ‌poorly‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌GCPI,‌ ‌with‌ ‌very‌ ‌limited‌ ‌protections‌ ‌for‌ ‌Family‌ ‌Caregivers‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌Domestic‌ ‌Workers.‌ ‌In‌ ‌particular,‌ ‌Malaysia’s‌ ‌main‌ ‌employment‌ ‌act‌ ‌has‌ ‌poor‌ ‌coverage,‌ ‌lacks‌ ‌paternity‌ ‌and‌ ‌dependent‌ ‌care‌ ‌leave‌ ‌policies,‌ ‌and‌ ‌actively‌ ‌excludes‌ ‌DWs‌ ‌from‌ ‌several‌ ‌sections‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌employment‌ ‌act‌ ‌that‌ ‌govern‌ ‌important‌ ‌employment‌ ‌policies‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌wages‌ ‌and‌ ‌sick‌ ‌leave.‌ ‌Its‌ ‌overall‌ ‌score‌ ‌of‌ ‌3.65‌ ‌falls‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌middle‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ Emerging”‌ ‌band‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌GCPI.‌

Singapore Country Report

Singapore Country Report and Technical Report. Overall score: 5.48. Download country and technical report here.

Report summary: Singapore’s Employment Act and social security provisions offer benefits
for Singaporean families with childcare responsibilities, however the country lacks family-friendly workplace policies. Meanwhile, paid domestic workers (who are a support pillar for many Singapore households) face less favorable working and living conditions.
As such, Singapore’s policy regime for caregivers and careworkers is rated on the low end of the “Maturing” band under the Global Care Policy Index (GCPI).