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Analysis

Non-Malay mood softens for Tok Mat

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan may have broken through the racial barrier in Rantau as he wins back the hearts of Indian and Chinese voters while commanding overwhelming Malay support.

World

U.S. labour unions say NAFTA replacement does not go far enough for workers

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labour officials on Tuesday pressed lawmakers to strengthen enforcement of the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intended to protect workers, the latest sign that the trade deal could face hurdles to passage in the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

AseanPlus News

Plight of Hong Kong’s foreign maids

HONG KONG: The case of a Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong who was sacked after being diagnosed with cervical cancer – leaving her without healthcare – shines a light on the exploitation of tens of thousands of foreign women who toil as maids in the wealthy city.

Nation

Don’t get conned, Malaysians warned

PETALING JAYA: From “interviews” in coffeeshops to being persuaded to work in war-torn countries with lucrative salaries, Malaysians are being increasingly conned into travelling to work overseas, only to run into trouble.

AseanPlus News

Trump touts prosperity, but is that what Kim wants?

HANOI: President Donald Trump’s message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been simple and clear: give up your nuclear weapons and a flood of wealth will soon be yours for the taking.

World

U.S. Democrats seek ways to counter Trump's economic message

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic state governors say their party needs to challenge President Donald Trump's record on the economy as he seeks re-election next year, by focussing on middle-class Americans who have not seen the benefits of economic growth.

Business

Agribusiness is the problem, not the solution

KUALA LUMPUR: For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would exhaust resources, especially those needed for food production. Exponential population growth would outstrip food output.

Business

Quick take: Karex dips on negative news flow

KUALA LUMPUR: Karex Bhd opened lower in the red on Friday following media report that the company provided poor living conditions for its foreign workers.

Business

Inhumane conditions for Karex workers exaggerated, says CIMB Research

KUALA LUMPUR: News reports in the UK about condom manufacturer Karex providing inhumane living conditions for its workers have been exaggerated, says CIMB Equities Research.

World

Bangladesh garment manufacturers raise workers' pay amid further protests

(This January 13 story has been refiled to add dropped words in paragraph 8)