Many Malaysians are struggling to make ends meet. Malaysian Institute of Economic Research data reportedly shows that, in 2010, 34 per cent of private sector workers earn less than RM800 per month and 43 per cent less than RM900....
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...
Burma's pro-democracy leader has arrived in Geneva to address an international labour conference. This is her speech in Geneva: [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/49657779" params="show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Here is Suu Kyi arriving in Geneva some hours ago: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-Ee498bfA?rel=0&w=470&h=264] But her first visit outside...
Singapore holds a much-watched by-election tomorrow for the Hougang seat, a Workers Party stronghold. In the 2011 general election, the Workers' Party polled 64.8 per cent of the votes to win by a 6787-vote majority. And the contrasting turnouts...
A memorial vigil for Mey Sichan, a Cambodian domestic worker found starved to death, was harassed by a few hecklers at Speakers' Square in Penang yesterday evening. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVNQOmT6-w4?rel=0&w=470&h=269] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doa4wldQfkI?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Her employers are being charged with murder. This is...
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...
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...
There was much ado in the press here about Indonesia flexing its muscles over the tasks that domestic workers have to perform in Malaysia. Could it be that, with the poverty rate in Indonesia reportedly falling, there is less...
During a ceramah at a Felda scheme in Temerloh, Pahang on Friday evening, Anwar vowed that Pakatan would implement a minimum wage if it came to power. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C48LrGF8xM?rel=0&w=470&h=269] But I couldn't make out the amount. Did he say if...
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...

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