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Employee whistleblower protection: an analysis of Malaysian law

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Sardar Baig, Farheen Baig and Ahmed, Kyaw Hla Win @ Md Hassan (2015) Employee whistleblower protection: an analysis of Malaysian law. In: The 8th UUM International Legal Conference 2015, 25th -26th Aug. 2015, Bandung, Indonesia.

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In Malaysia, the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (WPA) provides protection to a person in an organisation who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity that violates the existing laws, among others. For example, alleged fraud, health and safety violations, and corruption, to name but a few. Undeniably, most whistleblowers are internal to an organisation who report misconduct of a fellow employee or superior within their company and they frequently face reprisal at the hands of the organisation which they have accused. In fact, many people do not consider blowing the whistle because of fear of retaliation and losing their relationships at workplace. Although whistleblowers are protected under law from employer retaliation, there have been many cases where punishment for whistle blowing has occurred, such as suspension, demotion, termination, or harsh mistreatment by other employees. Hence, this paper analyses the adequacy of the legal protection available to employees who whistle blow on their employers with reference to the WPA.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 2924/47668
Uncontrolled Keywords: Whistleblower Protection; Employee Whistleblower; Detrimental and Reprisal
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 09:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47668

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