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  1. Malaysia set to blacklist violent employers

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is considering a lifetime ban for employers found guilty of abusing maids, after a woman almost died in a dramatic attempt to escape her abusive ... and hands. 'Why are we so cruel?' asked the front-page headline of the popular Utusan Malaysia daily. In an immediate response, the Immigration Department announced it would impose lifetime ...

  2. Cathay union seeks staff views on strike

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... The Cathay Pacific flight attendants' union is polling members about whether to take industrial action if the airline refuses to drop its new medical scheme. The union will stage another demonstration tomorrow against the plan, which requires staff t ...

  3. Cathay compromises, but strike threat stays

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Cathay Pacific flight attendants have kept open the prospect of a strike that may disrupt air traffic during the Christmas peak season although the airline offered a compromise in the row over their medical benefits. Cathay said yesterday that it would of ...

  4. The case of the disappearing maids

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy A shortage of Indonesian domestic helpers in Malaysia has sparked debate about why nearly 80 per cent of maids leave their jobs within the first month. Malaysians cite ... in Malaysia legally but an estimated 900,000 do not have valid documents, according to the government. Recent calls to increase wages has housewives fuming if they have paid M$6,000 in fees to get ...

  5. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... did particularly well. In China, pretax profit soared 228 per cent to US$706 million, while in India it rose 20 per cent to US$813 million. The other star performers were Indonesia, Malaysia ...

  6. Helpers' groups hit at 'paltry' wage rise

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Domestic Helpers Association, said his group would submit a formal proposal to the government to freeze the minimum wage of foreign domestic helpers. 'Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai do ...

  7. Asian funds tipped to maintain strategy

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Wyatt, says most of the Asian pension funds, such as China's National Social Security Fund, Singapore's Central Provident Fund and Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund, had taken ... Fund, which went to 16th from 22, and Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund moving to 18th from 23. Other sovereign pension funds from Australia, the mainland and Thailand also improved ...

  8. Employees working longer hours for no additional pay

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about using the standards of some European countries, where the maximum working hours are about 35 a week.' China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan all regulate the number ...

  9. Laws, subsidies and wages push cross-border manufacturers to outsource

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... is also building up his sales networks around the mainland and in markets such as Vietnam and Malaysia. The outsourcing options chosen by Mr Lam and Mr Chan deviate from government recommendations ...

  10. Bright outlook for key professionals

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... of years, junior roles were likely to be in shorter supply and various process-driven roles would keep moving offshore to lower-cost locations such as India, Malaysia and the mainland. But skills, ...




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