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Nation 22 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Govt considering steps to allow refugees to work

Absorbing refugees into the local workforce will help ease the labour shortage and prevent them from contributing to social problems.

World 25 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia tsunami victims to get homes in 2 yrs - U.N.

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless in Indonesia by last December's tsunami will be moved to semi-permanent or permanent houses in two years, the United Nations said on Saturday.

Nation 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Poor response from foreign workers

Only 1,780 foreign workers repatriated under the amnesty programme have taken up the Government's one-month ended June 30 to come back here to work using tourist visas.

Nation 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR refugees to be allowed to work here

The Government has decided to absorb some 40,000 refugees recognised by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) into the foreign labour workforce.

Nation 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Maid agency fees capped

From Aug 1 maid recruitment agencies cannot charge more than RM2,500 for each foreign maid that they offer.

Nation 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

One-stop centre to issue approval letter in a day

From next month, employers can complete the application process for foreign workers at the Home Ministry's new one-stop centre, which will cut the processing period to one day - from a couple of weeks previously.

Nation 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

New ruling on maids will hurt them, say maid agencies

Employers stand to lose out with the ruling that foreign maids should be paid from their first month of employment, said the Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies.

Nation 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR lauds labour policy

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is ready to help the Government implement its move to absorb refugees into the foreign labour workforce.

Nation 10 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Maid agencies can still charge same rates

Maid agencies can continue to charge employers the market rates for service fees pending the completion of a study on the implications of the recently announced RM2,500 cap.

Education 14 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

The art of war

In conjunction with Geneva Conventions Day and International Youth Day, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Kuala Lumpur Regional Delegation organised the first I>Humanity in War/Iart design competition in Malaysia.