$1,400 fine for TAP offence

THE Employees Trust Fund (TAP) in collaboration with the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) recently prosecuted a case against a company that did not comply with the Tabung Amanah Pekerja Board Order, 2016 by failing to pay employee’s contribution.

The case was presented by TAP Prosecuting Officer and Compliance Senior Manager Linda binti Arman Michael Anniah. The company, represented by its owner, pleaded guilty to the charges.

The Bandar Magistrate’s Court imposed a $1,400 fine on the company’s owner, who was also ordered to pay the outstanding contributions together with the dividend due.

Under Section 26 of the Employee Trust Act (Chapter 167) and Section 29 of Supplemental Contributory Pension Trust Order, 2009, employers found guilty in breach of the law are liable to a fine not exceeding $3,000 for the first offence, and a fine not exceeding $10,000 for the second and subsequent offences.

TAP advice employers to make their TAP and SCP contributions on time before 15th of the preceding month to avoid late charges.

This is to safeguard its members’ welfare and ensure that employers abide to the Act.

Meanwhile, employees are advised to lodge a complaint to the TAP call centre at 2382800 in the event they are not registered or their monthly contributions are not paid for to TAP.