Not bound by law, but S’pore shopowner will let M’sian staff return to vote GE14 | Ngo Hea Ong will give his M’sian staff two days off and travel allowance to attend to the polls. 2018-04-11 08:29:00 by Wong Kai Hui

GE14 | Malaysian employers have come out in support for their staff to vote after a weekday was announced as the polling day for the 14th general election – but the same cannot be said for those in Singapore.

While employers in Malaysia are compelled to give time to their workers to vote, the law does not extend to Singaporean firms with Malaysian employees.

However, businessperson Ngo Hea Ong, who runs a jewellery business in Singapore, hopes to help Malaysians fulfil their electoral duty, despite not being required to do so by law…

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