Malaysia will introduce the option for Employment Pass holders to renew their permits electronically from December 1, 2022.
Thailand has increased the daily minimum wage rates across all its provinces by an average of five percent.
Cambodia has opened the foreign employee quota application for businesses for 2023.
Malaysia has recently launched a new social visit pass named PLS@XPATS, which allows social visit pass holders to work in the country for up to 30 days.
Cambodia has increased the monthly minimum wage to US$200 from the current US$194.
Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower provides a range of employment permits for professional expatriates planning to work in the country.
Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has mandated that all work pass holders must be fully vaccinated when applying for a new work pass.
Malaysia has issued a special work permit specifically for digital nomads called De Rantau. The program aims to attract foreign and local digital professionals.
The proposed amendments to Malaysia’s Employment Act hopes to bring the act to international standards as required by the ILO and others.
Among the new changes is the introduction of the Overseas Network & Expertise Pass, which allows high-earners and achievers to live in Singapore without the need to secure employment first.