Most companies in Malaysia offers the standard 60-day paid maternity leave for their female workers, but there are some who are offering longer benefits.
According to The Star Online, telecommunications company Digi announced that it has adopted a six-month paid maternity leave in an effort to become a leading workplace for families.
In a statement, Telenor Group president and CEO Sigve Brekke said the decision is about strengthening the company’s competitiveness by attracting the best talent.
He said that by instituting minimum six-month paid maternity leave, he hopes to “attract, retain and develop female leadership talent”.
On the other hand, Celcom Malaysia also recently changed its paid maternity leave period to 75 days with the option to choose unpaid leave for up to six months.