Location: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)
Offence: Submitting Fake MCs
MACC has announced that submitting a fake MC is a crime. According to Section 18 under the MACC Act, producing a medical certificate with false information, is no different from producing a fake receipt, invoice or claim. They all have a monetary value. And, if found guilty, an employee can be penalized for this offence under Section 24, which can be imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine.
This falsification act may seem small, but it has a huge impact the Malaysian work landscape. According to the Malaysian Employers Federation’s 2014 report, Malaysian employers suffer a RM2,9 billion loss, through replacement of those workers who are on sick leave.