Insight and analysis on paternity leave based on media intelligence methodology.
While mothers in the private sector currently enjoy a 60-day time off after pregnancy, fathers in Malaysia who work in the same sector are not legally entitled to any paternity leave.
However, the idea of granting paid leave to fathers are not completely ignored by the Malaysian government. The trend of ‘paternity leave’ had a spike in June, with over 40 articles covering on the topic.
In early June, the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia proposed a 3-day paternity leave for fathers working in private companies.