DELCO HARRIS SERVICES COMPANY FINED FOR OFFENCES UNDER THE TAP LAW
Thursday, 19th April 2018 - The Employee Provident Fund (TAP) in collaboration with the Attorney General's Chambers has prosecuted a case against Delco Harris Services Company for failing to pay employee's contribution to TAP. The mention of the case was held on Thursday, 3 Sya'ban 1439 in correspondence with 19th April 2018 which took place at the Magistrate Court, Kuala Belait.
The case was conducted by Deputy Public Prosecutor from Attorney General's Chambers, Awang Qhairul Azim bin Nayan and appeared with TAP's Prosecuting Officer, Dayang Nurul Siti Diyana binti Abdullah. The company represented by its owner pleaded guilty to the charges for failing to pay its employee's TAP contribution. The court then sentenced the owner of the company to pay a fine of $1,200.00 and 6 months imprisonment in default of payment. In addition, the owner of the company was also ordered to pay to TAP the outstanding contributions together with the dividend due within 3 months.
Under Section 26 of the Employee Trust Act (Chapter 167) and Section 29 of Supplemental Contributory Pension Trust Order, 2009, those employers found guilty in breach of the law are liable to a fine not exceeding $3,000.00 for the first offence, and a fine not exceeding $10,000.00 for the second and subsequent offences.
TAP strongly advice employers to abide by the law and make their TAP and SCP contributions on time before 15th of the preceding month to avoid late charges. This is an effort to safeguard its members' welfare and ensure that employers abide to the Act.
Meanwhile, in the event that employees are not registered or their monthly contributions are not paid to TAP; employees are advised to lodge a complaint by contacting TAP's Call Centre at 2382800 during office hours, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting any of TAP counters bringing along related documents.