On 30 July, the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) master-plan was launched with much fanfare. Among other goals, the blueprint aims to transform agriculture in the rice-bowl region of Malaysia.The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project...
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...
Just heard from Abdul Razak Abdul Hamid, the chairman of MTUC Penang, that some 1,800 workers turned up for the MTUC picket near the Prai Industrial Estate, adding their voices to the call for a RM900 minimum wage and...
The MTUC resumes its nation-wide picketing calling for a minimum wage at 5 pm today. I dropped by to check out the demo in Prai during the last picket on 25 June 2007. The turnout - a vocal crowd...
As we all know, the two main prongs of the New Economic Policy are to wipe out poverty across the board and to restructure society so that no one ethnic group is stereotyped with a particular occupation - which...