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.
|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|