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Nation 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drug agency targets middle class

The National Drug Agency has identified middle income earners as a high risk group for drug abuse and will come up with programmes to combat drug dependency among them.

Nation 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Socso rise 'will not burden employers'

The increase in Socso payments will not burden employers as statistics reveal that labour costs, especially in the manufacturing sector, have decreased over the past few years.

Nation 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dept: Racial polarisation at workplace worrying

Racial polarisation at the workplace is becoming a worrying trend, said National Unity Department director-general Datuk Abdul Rashid Sahad.

Nation 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Group wants law on sexual harassment

The Malaysian Association of Working Women (Perwanis) wants the Government to make the Code of Practice for the prevention of sexual harassment at workplaces part of the Labour Law to better protect the interest of the 4.23 million women workers nationwide.

Lifestyle 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Working wives

B>A/BDECADE ago, at the height of the boom, her husband often worked through the night on the assembly line, spooling coils of cable for the electronics giant that gave the town of Hitachi its name. He worked and she stayed home, taking care of the two children, tidying up and preparing his lunch box.

Nation 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Apathy blamed for rise in dengue

ELEVEN deaths were recorded from 3,410 confirmed cases of dengue fever until Feb 23, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Nation 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Buy insurance for maids, agencies urged

Maid agencies should purchase insurance policies for their foreign maids as a safeguard against abuse by employers.

Nation 10 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dept to brief factory workers

Officers from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) will visit industrial zones nationwide from today to explain how their managers and workers can help to contain and prevent the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Lifestyle 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Want to join the Rotary Club?

B>H/B>AVING been a member of the Rotary Club for close to 20 years, I am still amazed that many people have the impression that Rotarians are people with lots of money and time on their hands.

Letters 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Low childbirth alarm goes off

SEOUL: Korea's population grew by 0.63% over the past year, but demographers predict a net decline beginning in the next decade at the earliest. Seeing a red warning light flashing, social welfare officials are already working on high-fertility incentives, and other measures, to encourage childbirth.