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How Populist Policies Might Jeopardize Women’s Career Opportunities

How Populist Policies Might Jeopardize Women's Career Opportunities

Childbirth is one of the most psychologically and physically demanding human experiences, and the postpartum period is often associated with reduced vitality, increased vulnerability, anxiety, depression and trauma. Caring for a newborn is no walk in the park either. As a mother of two adorable twin boys, I cannot imagine giving up the opportunity to […]

Rebirth of maternity rules – but why abort S44A?

The law has changed for soon-to-be mothers. Maternity leave has been increased to 98 days, up from 60 days previously. Once gazetted, the amendments to the Employment Act 1955 as passed by the Dewan Rakyat on March 21st 2022 will have full effect of the law. Regrettably, this well-intended renaissance of maternity rules is not […]