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Relevant Law

The minimum retirement age for private sector employees in Malaysia is governed by the Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012. The act stipulates that the minimum retirement age of an employee is 60 years, although it allows early retirement under certain considerations. Additionally, the law specifies who the minimum retirement age applies to, what employers must do to comply and what employees can do if they are forced to retire before the age of 60.

Click the links below to access the relevant laws and orders.

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Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 [Act 753] Download
Federal Government Gazette – Appointment of Date of Coming into Operation (28 December 2012) Download
Minimum Retirement Age (Exemption) Order 2013 [P.U. (A) 186/2013] Download
Minimum Retirement Age (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2013 [P.U. (A) 200/2013] Download
Employment Act 1955 Download
Industrial Relations Act 1967 [Act 177] Download
Sabah Labour Ordinance [Chapter 67] Download
Sarawak Labour Ordinance [Chapter 76] Download
Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia Act 1995 [Act 533] Download
Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 [Act 4] Download
Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 Download