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Nation 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sign up, Fong tells firms

Legal action will be taken against errant employers who fail to register their companies with Human Resources Development Berhad (HRDB) by Nov 6.

Nation 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Burglars take 66 foreign passports

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

Nation 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tribunal may get greater powers

The tribunal proposed to help resolve the backlog of traffic cases may be allowed to levy jail terms on serious road offenders.

AseanPlus News 18 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

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 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.