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Community 16 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Restaurateur has no qualms about paying his Indonesian maid RM800 a month

KUCHING: While the Malaysian Maid Employers Association (Mama) is protesting against the rising salaries of Indonesian maids, some feel it is only fair to grant them the minimum wage, which is RM800 in Sabah and Sarawak.

Letters 16 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Help! Do we need somebody?

Getting good domestic help is hard. And it is going to get harder. So, maybe we should do things the good old way — by ourselves.

Nation 15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Maid agencies: Fees are too low

PETALING JAYA: Maid agencies are adamant that the RM4,511 fee imposed by the Government for Indonesian maids is too low, as the actual cost to recruit a maid is double the amount.

World 15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Obama says tax hike has to come first in "fiscal cliff" deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Republicans would have to agree to raise taxes on the wealthy as the first step in a budget deal that would prevent a dysfunctional Washington from pushing the economy into recession.

Nation 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Mama against maid pay hike

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Maid Employers Association (Mama) has shot down a suggestion by the Indonesian embassy that the salary of Indonesian domestic workers be increased “much more” than the agreed RM700 to attract them to work here.

World 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Obama says tax hike will have to come first in "fiscal cliff" deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Republicans would have to agree to raise taxes on the wealthy as the first step in a budget deal that would prevent a dysfunctional Washington from pushing the economy into recession.

World 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Petraeus, Allen supported Florida woman's sister in child custody spat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus and the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, both recently intervened in a child custody battle on behalf of the twin sister of the Florida woman at the centre of a scandal that has engulfed both men, court documents show.

World 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Petraeus, Allen supported Florida woman's sister in child custody spat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus and the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, both recently intervened in a child custody battle on behalf of the twin sister of the Florida woman at the centre of a scandal that has engulfed both men, court documents show.

Letters 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Engage maids directly

From B. J. FERNANDEZ, Shah Alam.

Letters 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Working towards a safe community

From AN OPTIMIST, Malacca.