The federal government's recently announced minimum monthly wage of RM800 for Sabah and Sarawak falls below the poverty line of the two states, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has pointed out. During the recent Workers' Day celebration in...
A private company based in Kuala Lumpur is conducting an interesting training programme in Johor called "Character and Attitude Training". The programme is targeted at 1,500 Malaysians - graduates, unemployed, retrenched workers and existing employees, according to the firm's website....
Thousands of bank employees have staged a large protest near outlets of leading banks along Jalan Tun Perak in KL today. The picket, organised by the National Union of Bank Employees, targeted government-linked banks, Maybank and CIMB, as the...
Over 200 people turned up to bid farewell to the late Karpal Singh's personal assistant, Michael Cornelius Jayakrishnan, who perished in the road accident along with his employer. A sizeable crowd had gathered near the new Forensics section at...
Today I was chatting with someone who owns a few stationery shops in Penang and I was told that "business is down" because prices have gone up. Later in the evening I chatted with the cashier at a petrol...
Today, I dropped by to check out the Migrants Sunday celebrations organised by the Migrant Workers Support Centre on mainland Penang. As I looked around at the gathering of workers from Burma, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, I couldn't help...
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...
Between 500 and 1000 workers have marched from Central Market to Dataran Maybank to mark Workers' Day. Many are disappointed that Najib's newly introduced minimum wage of RM900 for the peninsula and RM800 for Sabah and Sarawak falls...
Irene's funeral mass at the Church of Divine Mercy in Shah Alam yesterday was celebrated by Penang Archbishop Sebastian Francis, Archbishop Emeritus Soter Fernandez and Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam along with a dozen priests. Bishop Sebastian paid tribute to...
Back from a rejuvenating day at Penang Forum 2, where 170 concerned individuals, including representatives from 35 Penang-based NGOs, grappled with the question, 'Has anything changed after two years?' The participants passed two resolutions: they supported the Penang state government's...

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