The Bayan Mutiara developer will have to build affordable houses, schools and places of worship as well, says Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. Housing is a crucial issue in Penang, and as such, the state government should insist on...
Syed Shahir and his team have been defeated in the MTUC elections today. I spoke to a veteran unionist to find out the implications of the result. "It's a black day for the workers' movement," he lamented. He described the...
The global recession is already creeping up on us with the spectre of job losses looming. Already, we hear multinational corporations here slowing down production, asking workers to take annual leave and going for planned shutdowns. No bonus, no...
For many state planners, the diversification to the services sector from manufacturing makes sound economic sense - but does it necessarily mean that workers will be much better off? The recent amendments to the Employment Act to entrench the...
Blog reader Michael wrote this in response to the drive to open up Penang to Big Business from foreign shores. Michael writes: It is interesting what politicians will say to a foreign audience and not to a local audience. “We are...