Twenty one people were arrested during a peaceful Workers' Day gathering in KL. Not the best way for the government to observe this day in honour of ordinary workers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJlH_cIcqjw?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Among those arrested are Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar...
How would you like to be paid millions for 11 months work? That's what ousted Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheke pocketed. Check out this Wall Street Journal blog report. A more recent WSJ report here. That package is all...
1212: Some 120 Jerit cyclists are now in Parliament, where they will be having lunch and handing over their memorandums to a rep from the BN and the Opposition. It's mission accomplished! Congratulations to the Jerit team. 1145:...
This is a revealing graph that shows that while US corporate profits (purple) (as a percentage of GDP) are soaring, workers' income (blue) is falling and small business income (green) is also faltering. What is happening in Malaysia? Is...
Both the United States and its trade rival, the European Union (EU), have been forced to modify their strategy in South-east Asia in pursuit of their 'free trade' and 'liberalisation' agenda. The Malaysia-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is effectively dead;...
Something seems to be brewing at the EPF, probably the largest 'kitty' in the country. Much talk about the age limit for withdrawals. But so far, nothing decided, it would seem. Meanwhile ntv7 reports about the possibility of...
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...
The Catholic church in Butterworth has reached an out-of-court settlement with Bernadette, the sacristan whose services were terminated last year. Bernadette had lodged a complaint with the Labour Department. Yesterday, she received an undisclosed amount from the Butterworth church....
Housing prices in Penang and the rest of Malaysia are soaring beyond the reach of many Malaysians. While many property developers and speculators are laughing their way to the bank, many ordinary workers are struggling to buy their first...
The economic tsunami has reached our shores. Regionally, the numbers look dismal: Singapore is experiencing its worst downturn in post-war years, Korea down over 5 per cent of GDP, Japan exports down 35 per cent, China growth down to...

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