This is a hugely significant case that has not received enough attention and on which hinges the very definition of the employer-employee relationship.A Japanese multinational firm based in Malaysia, Asahi Kosei, has slapped a lawsuit on human rights...
A Workers' Day gathering is scheduled to begin at 10.00am in Butterworth. Workers are expected to register their opposition to the impending Goods and Services Tax. I hope to bring you some live updates.Tweets by @anilnetto ...
So how can low-income workers afford to buy homes?There is real shortfall of affordable housing in Penang, especially on the island.On the other hand, developers have been falling over themselves to build high-end condos and houses for the upper-middle...
It's been a tough couple of months for Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj.First, he was arrested on 25 June 2011 and kept in solitary confinement. He was released a week later - only to be re-arrested under the Emergency Ordinance...
Here's more evidence to show that a minimum wage can actually keep the economy purring.This time, we go to the United States.San Francisco-based journalist, Dick Meister, a specialist on labour issues, is actually calling on the US administration to...
More and more people are working longer hours these days to carve out a decent living. But there was wisdom in the struggle for an 8-hour work day, which now seems largely forgotten.How many people nowadays are leaving the...
So much time has been spent discussion the legacy of the three premiers we have had since 1981. But in many ways, it is a pointless exercise, especially when it comes to discussing Najib and Abdullah.Not when Mahathir...
There are a number of reasons for the higher household debt. One of them is that we have lost the art of living within our means even as our wages have been suppressed.Perhaps one reason...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA-w5FdZoI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0][youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqGMSoUNxlQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]President Obama has lashed out at Wall Street for taking huge bonuses totalling over US$18 billion last year while their firms were being bailed out by taxpayers. That is the height of irresponsibility. It is shameful, and part...
The Jerit cycling team have again be stopped, this time at a police road-block in Penang.They were them that they would not be allowed to do any cycling in Penang and could be arrested if they did. A...

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