KUALA LUMPUR: Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd announced its new six-month fully paid maternity policy for its employees effective Jan 1, 2016.
â€œWe are extremely proud to institute the new global six-month standard maternity leave here in Malaysia. It is our goal to attract and retain the best talent, male or female, and we are confident that the revised maternity leave policy will make Digi not only a very attractive place to work, but also a place in which women can build careers, continue to fill the ranks of our leadership and play a key role in supporting their families,â€ said Albern Murty, Digiâ€™s Chief Executive Officer in a statement on Wednesday.
Some 45% of Digiâ€™s employees are women, with representation at senior management and board levels. The companyâ€™s board now comprises 43% female representation, exceeding the Malaysian governmentâ€™s target of 30% women participation in boards of public listed companies.