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AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Foreign maids protest against HK levy, pay cut

HONG KONG: Thousands of foreign workers poured onto the streets of downtown Hong Kong yesterday in the largest protest so far against government plans to levy a new tax and cut wages for foreign nationals working as maids.

Nation 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Grouping needs to reinvent itself, say leaders

THE role of NAM's chairman must be strengthened so that he has the authority to lead the movement to be a strong influence on global matters.

AseanPlus News 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

HK slashes minimum wage of foreign maids

B>HONG KONG:/BThe government said yesterday it will slash the minimum wage for foreign maids by HK$400 (RM193) per month, drawing criticism from Filipino activists who warned the 'heartless'' local officials will end up hurting their own economy.

AseanPlus News 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Angry maids protest against wage cut, levy

B>HONG KONG:/BAbout 400 foreign maids yesterday marched to protest against the Hong Kong government's decision to slash their minimum monthly wage by HK$400 (RM193).

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Filipinos banned from working as maids

B>HONG KONG:/BThe Philippines temporarily banned its nationals from taking jobs as domestic helpers in Hong Kong yesterday after the Government here effectively cut the minimum wage for foreign maids.

Nation 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Door-to-door checks for illegal maids

The crackdown against illegal immigrants in Sabah will be stepped up with house-to-house checks on foreign maids who are hired without any documents, said state Immigration Department director Abdullah Sani.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Indian workers claim breach of job contract

Thirty-nine Indian nationals have sought help from the Legal Aid Bureau here, claiming that their employer, a rubber factory in Jasin, had breached the contract of employment by not paying them their full salary.

Nation 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Funding for Indon workers a win-win deal

A Malaysian company has secured about RM50mil in funding from Indonesian financial institutions to pay for the pre-recruitment costs of sending Indonesian workers through legal means to Malaysia in a new package to ease the labour shortage, especially in the construction industry.

AseanPlus News 18 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Aid package for SARS-hit businesses

B>SINGAPORE:/BSingapore announced yesterday a S$230mil (RM492.12mil) aid package to help businesses hit by the SARS outbreak, and cut its 2003 economic growth target to 0.5%-2.%.

Nation 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Burglars take 66 foreign passports

Burglars stole 66 foreign passports in a break-in at the Penang Immigration headquarters in Seberang Jaya last week.