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World 01 Sep 2013 | 10:46 PM

In sweatshops, the 'Brazilian dream' goes awry

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Margot Alarconciles woke up one morning last year and found her son sick with what appeared to be a cold, there was little she could do but wrap him in an extra blanket, walk down the hallway and start her workday: sewing clothes for up to 11 hours a day, six days a week.

Community 02 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

RM8bil in investments targeted

THE Selangor government has set a target of RM8bil in total investments for 2013.

Community 14 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

State-level Wesak Day celebration to be held at Wisma MBSA auditorium

The Selangor state government in collaboration with various organisations will be holding its 2013 Wesak Day celebration this Sunday.

Community 01 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Creating a city for the future

South-east Puchong project features apartments, office block, shops and hotel.

Nation 31 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Fulfil pledges, Selangor exco told

KLANG: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has reminded Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and the newly-appointed state executive councillors to fulfil all promises made in the Pakatan Rakyat election manifesto.

Nation 30 May 2013 | 3:39 PM

Hannah Yeoh appointed first woman speaker

SHAH ALAM: Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh has been appointed Speaker for the Selangor state assembly while Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad is the deputy.

Nation 29 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

All eyes on Selangor exco ‘squad’

KLANG: The swearing-in ceremony of the new Selangor executive council is just 24 hours away but Pakatan Rakyat is nowhere near finalising the line-up, according to sources.

Community 21 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

945 successful applications for land conversion

THE state assembly was told that a total of 945 successful applications for land conversion had taken place under the states programme for legalising illegal factories, said new village development and illegal factory settlement committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah.

Community 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Selangor govt imposes new scheme on landowners

THE Selangor government will introduce a new scheme to legalise illegal factories in the state by charging a premium to landowners.

Community 24 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

The forgotten village

THE Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh new village has always been known for its large number of factories and industrial companies but beneath the facade of a booming industry lies debts, anger and resentment