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Letters 03 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Travel plans whitewashed by winter storms

Grinning from ear to ear, many visitors to the Chinese capital dived for their cameras excitedly to seize the picture opportunity in the snow.

World 01 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

U.S., EU bolster dubious democracies - rights group

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and European Union are undermining human rights worldwide by letting states with dubious elections like Pakistan and Kenya pose as real democracies, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Letters 09 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Act of hope for foreign workers

The Government's recent announcement of a new Act for foreign workers signals a commitment to address the plight of these workers here.

Nation 28 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Bar Council’s conference scores double firsts

The Bar Council's biennial Malaysian Law Conference has struck two firsts: a ruler who is a former head of the judiciary himself, and the head of government will attend the conference Monday.

Travel 01 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Historical Tanjong Pagar

First-time travellers into Singapore who decide to take the train there from Malaysia can be forgiven if they get their bearings wrong as soon as they step into the Tanjong Pagar railway station.

Nation 13 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Groups want model work contract for foreign workers

The Bar Council and Tenaganita have called for greater protection of migrant workers, especially those recruited through the outsourcing system.

Letters 12 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Stop treating migrant workers badly

From Dr Chris Anthony of Butterworth

Nation 24 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Common basket of currencies proposed

The Network of East Asian Think-Tanks (NEAT) has recommended to leaders of the Asean+3 countries to look into establishing a common basket of currencies, which will minimise problems arising from a peg on the US dollar.

Nation 11 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sultan: Treat illegals humanely

The repatriation of illegal or undocumented foreign workers has to be handled humanely and according to civilised standards of treatment, said Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak.

Nation 11 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Conference on migrant labour law

Mobility of labour in the Asia-Pacific region has created several legal and social problems, especially among migrants.