Association: Crack down on errant meat traders

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  • Friday, 01 Oct 2004

THE Malaysia Hindu Sangam has urged the Government to check on complaints that some unscrupulous traders are passing off beef as mutton, reported Malaysia Nanban

Association president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said the unscrupulous traders had ignored the sensitivities of the people in their bid to make money. 

He said the association had received many complaints on the matter before and had referred it to the relevant authorities for further action. Three errant traders had been penalised as a result. 

Vaithilingam said the association had also received complaints that these traders were passing off buffalo meat as mutton. 

The daily also reported that the Malaysia Indian Hair Salon Operators Association was planning to train locals to overcome the shortage of barbers. 

Association president Pandit T. Mathirajan said the salon operators could not depend on foreign workers to run their business. 

It would be wise to train locals to permanently overcome the problem, he said at the Selangor and Federal Territory Indian Hair Salon Operators Association’s 34th annual general meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. 

Tamil Nesan reported that the Industrial Court in Kulim had ordered an estate management to pay compensation to 47 of its workers who were dismissed without compensation in 1996. 

The court had ordered the estate management to surrender RM52,375, which was the compensation payment, to the court before Oct 20. 

It said the workers lost their job when the management decided to plant oil palm after cutting down their rubber trees.  

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