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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.

Nation 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

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 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

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 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New road tax rates a boon to lorrymen

The road tax reduction of up to 50% for about 70,000 trailer and articulated semi-trailer lorries currently registered in the country will be fully implemented from Wednesday.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Address HIV/AIDS issue’, urges ambassador

With 3,000 of its citizens dying from HIV/ AIDS related diseases weekly, Zimbabwe feels that the issue should be confronted by NAM members and be included in the KL Declaration.

Nation 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Be ready for war, bosses told

Employers have been urged to make contingency plans to ensure that workers' welfare are looked into in case a war breaks out between the US and Iraq.

AseanPlus News 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore push for skilled workers

SINGAPORE: The unskilled foreign worker will be a rare sight at construction sites in Singapore from next year.

AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreigners still needed for late shifts

WALK into any factory in Singapore today, and you will see only foreigners manning the graveyard shift.