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Letters 17 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Summit’s global implications larger than imagined

The recent Fifth Developing Eight (D8) summit in Bali has been underrated and generally misunderstood for at least two reasons.

AseanPlus News 02 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Migrant workers face exploitation

THE 200 million rural migrant labourers now working in Chinese cities, need to be taken good care of their rights by the government and the society, experts said.

Letters 08 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

A wish list for Thailand

All journalists torn from their usual haunts and thrown into a strange new world become instant experts on that world's socio-political system. Honest. Just ask any foreign journalist writes A ASOHAN.

Letters 15 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Finding their niche overseas

Working abroad can no longer be considered glamorous as many Malaysians seek greener pastures, a better quality of life for their family or sometimes just a new challenge. Through e-mail, some Malaysians working in other countries share their experience with K.S. USHA DEVI.

Letters 09 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

There's no need to bite the hand of friendship

The reaction in Indonesia has been extreme. Three Indonesian dailies carried the story of illegal workers in Malaysia not being paid their salaries on their front pages. SUHAINI AZNAM writes.

Nation 09 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

There's no need to bite the hand of friendship

The reaction in Indonesia has been extreme. Three Indonesian dailies carried the story of illegal workers in Malaysia not being paid their salaries on their front pages. SUHAINI AZNAM writes.

Lifestyle 12 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Saga of migrant labour

Muthammal Palanisamy has come close though. I>Shore to Shore/Iis an autobiographical account of her family's experiences as Indian indentured labourers. It starts with her father setting sail for Malaya, sometime between 1912 and 1913.

Letters 29 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Juggling rights and the media

The recent attempt by the National Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) to focus on media activity and complaints against the media has met with a cautious and sceptical response. A review of the circumstances around the issue may help to explain this general lack of enthusiasm writes BUNN NAGARA.

Letters 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

High price of foreign labour

From P. TOH, Penang

Nation 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Temporary Indon ban on women working abroad

Indonesia has decided to temporarily stop sending women workers to work abroad as domestic helpers, baby-sitters and elderly care-givers from this month, saying that it is to increase training facilities prior to reopening the immigration gates.