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Community 27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Going by touts’ rules

EXCLUSIVE:Syndicates are taking advantage of the long queues snaking outside Immigration Departments for submission of foreign worker documents, to sell counter numbers.

Metro Biz 28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Headwinds for SMEs

THIS YEAR is expected to be an uncertain one for small and medium-size enterprises, say some entrepreneurs.

Community 31 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

More calls to stop importing workers

SIBU: The government has been urged to re-consider its decision to bring in 12,000 Bangladeshis to work in oil palm plantations in the state.

Community 06 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bosses and businesses must not forsake their fundamental principle

EMPLOYERS and businesses have always drilled into workers and trade unions: “Never kill the goose that lays the golden egg.”

Community 06 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

MTUC calls for tripartite council

KUCHING: A tripartite council comprising representatives from the state government, employers and trade unions should be set up to find long-term solutions to the issues of human resource development and dependence on foreign workers, especially in the plantation sector.

Community 09 Feb 2015 | 5:58 PM

Foreign workers occupying flats meant for poor

Some owners of Selangor People’s Housing Project flats are renting out their units to foreigners

Community 12 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Labour shortage in oil palm plantations

KUCHING: Oil palm plantations in Sarawak have little alternative but to hire foreign workers due to the acute labour shortage for the industry, according to the Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (SOPPOA).

Community 17 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

MTUC says locals willing to work

KUCHING: The row between oil palm estate owners in Sarawak, workers union and government ministers over plans to employ more foreign workers is showing no sign of abating.

Community 21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Demand for foreign labour is low, says minister

KUCHING: Of the huge number of foreign workers the Government has said it could allow into Sarawak to work as labourers, there has only been applications for about 1,000 workers so far.

Community 24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Old shopping malls can remain relevant

THE mushrooming of new malls in the Klang Valley does not mean the older ones will die a natural death, especially when the right changes are made.