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Nation 29 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia to go slow on labour MoU

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia says it will go slow on signing an MoU with other countries on foreign labour until the issue involving illegal foreign workers is resolved.

Nation 10 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

India seeks general pardon for workers

NEW DELHI: India has sought an amnesty for its illegal workers in Malaysia so that they can either regularise their stay or return home, Human Resources Minister M. Kulase­garan said.

AseanPlus News 04 Oct 2018 | 6:41 AM

Extortion and abuse: Myanmar workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

Yangon (Myanmar) (AFP) - A "mafia" of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom's notoriously shadowy job market, activists and workers say.

Business 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Planters surprised by govt decision to freeze oil palm acreage expansion

LOCAL planters have been taken by surprise by the Government’s latest decision to stop increasing the planted area for oil palm.

AseanPlus News 02 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kuwait extends olive branch to Philippines over labour row

Manila: The Philippines welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait in a migrant labour row, days after its President Rodrigo Duterte announced a permanent ban on workers going to the Gulf state.

AseanPlus News 31 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bus fire kills 20 Myanmar migrants in Thailand

Bangkok: Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died as a fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok, officials said.

Letters 07 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Challenge for voters to elect visionary leaders

A letter from RUEBEN DUDLEY , Petaling Jaya

Nation 19 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Human trafficking under watch

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s efforts in tackling human trafficking will come under scrutiny again as the United States prepares to take another global look at the scourge.

World 19 Jan 2018 | 4:56 PM

Former South African "homeland" leader Mangope dies

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lucas Mangope, a leader of one of South Africa's tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid, died on Thursday at the age of 94, local media reported on Friday.

Business 02 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Alibaba may be big, but it still bows to Beijing

US tech companies fought for dreamers, but their Chinese counterparts haven’t protested in support of migrants being evicted in Beijing.