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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. Foreign workers face pay setback

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A plan to slash the retirement income of 2 million foreign workers in Malaysia will be tabled in Parliament this week, adding to a list of grievances ... workers. 'This change is wholly discriminatory and against local and international labour conventions. Malaysia is a signatory of International Labour Organisation conventions that ban ...

  7. Boom time for Macau real estate workers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... with New Zealand and the mainland was third in the poll of 1,226 real-estate professionals, which also included Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Average annual salaries in Macau were ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Domestic workers to get legal recognition of rights

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... This makes such jobs even more desirable than a contract in the Middle East or Malaysia, where the rate is a low US$150 a month. Unlike in the past, the proposed law is being received favourably. ...




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