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Cambodia Country Report

Cambodia Country and Technical Report. Download country and technical report here.
Report summary: While Cambodia’s labor laws do provide for maternity leave and some related benefits, Cambodia scored poorly for Sub-Index A due to the absence of provisions for paternity leave, dependent care leave and flexible work arrangements. Cambodia’s domestic workers are explicitly excluded from the country’s labor laws but owing to new regulations aimed at protecting some of their working conditions, the country scored better on Sub-Index B. Cambodia is rated as “Emerging,” with a total score of 3.71.

Cambodia’s law leaves domestic workers unseen and unprotected

The most recent estimates suggest that over 240,000 individuals are employed as domestic workers in Cambodia. Yet despite their number, domestic workers remain unprotected by most Cambodian labor laws. In an article published on December 3rd 2021, Dr Anju Mary Paul and Dolphie Bou evaluate Cambodia’s domestic work industry, and expose the limitations of existing legislation regulating the sector. Read the full article published in The Southeast Asia Globe here.

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).