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Business 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Stemming the tide and keeping our talent

Every now and then, we hear of friends and relatives leaving for greener pastures abroad. While we are happy that they are moving on, their leaving also leaves a lump in our throats. Last month, the issue of our people leaving was brought up again when about 300,000 left, double that of the previous year. Do we, as a nation, have the will power to stem the outflow of skills and talent, the building blocks of our country?

Nation 18 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Thumbs up for fuel cap

PETALING JAYA: Consumer associations welcome the Government's plan to cap the amount of subsidised petrol a car owner can buy monthly.

Nation 24 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Call to safeguard pension fund investments

PETALING JAYA: Several groups have called on the Government to ensure that private pension funds are properly regulated with no room for abuse.

Nation 25 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Teachers will get full wages

PETALING JAYA: Teachers and other civil servants who are under home quarantine due to the influenza A (H1N1) outbreak will not have their annual leave or wages deducted.

Nation 25 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Hold induction courses here, say employers

PETALING JAYA: Employers want induction courses for foreign workers to be held in Malaysia rather than to let them be run by trainers in the countries of origin.

Nation 11 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Employers 'allergic' to minimum wage

Employers are allergic to the minimum wage issue and strongly oppose the proposal to have a RM900 minimum pay across the board for all private sector employees.

Business 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

MEF calls for fee waiver for employees in skill programme

The Government should waive the RM300 fee per employee that employers or employees themselves must pay to enrol in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) programme, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said.

Nation 23 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Thumbs-up to lifting of conditions for investors

PETALING JAYA: There was all-round support for the move to lift the 30% bumiputra equity on 27 service sub-sectors.

Nation 17 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Workers to bear levy

KUALA LUMPUR: Good news for employers. They are now allowed to deduct the levy from the wages of their foreign workers until the expiry of their present visas.

Nation 16 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Employers can deduct levy from wages, again

Employers are now allowed, again, to deduct the cost of the levy from the wages of the their foreign workers until the expiry of their present visas, Labour Director-General Datuk Ismail Abdul Rahim said Thursday.