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Business 17 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pushing back the retirement age

THE debate swirling around the Government’s intention to officially set the private sector’s retirement age at 60 raises a number of questions, none of which are new.

Business 05 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Will EPF laws change in tandem with that of the retirement age?

THE idea of raising the retirement age has generally been welcomed by a large number of Malaysians but some do wonder what will happen to their retirement savings.

Business 28 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Retirement plan needed for Malaysians

BESIDES the proposal to increase the retirement age for the private sector, the Government should also come up with measures to overcome the problem of inadequate retirement savings. Among the ideas being talked about is a workable annuity scheme.

Business 10 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Safeguards for the working class

The Government is getting ready to implement minimum wage by year-end. There are reactions for and against the initiative. StarBizWeek contacted some key players in the working sector and analysts for their comments.

Business 10 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Can minimum wage act attract more local talent for low-paying jobs?

Guntur, 39, is an Indonesian national who toils six days a week from 8am to 7pm at a saw mill factory in Kuala Selangor earning RM800 a month.

Business 08 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Mustapa: Provide more support to SMEs

KUALA LUMPUR: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should be given more support, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Business 19 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Locals put off by ‘dirty, demeaning and dangerous’ low-end jobs

EVER walked into a grocery store or a food stall and got greeted by a foreign worker, and then only to be met by a blank stare when you requested for something?

Business 12 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

The scramble for skills

There's a concerted effort to woo and retain talent in Malaysia. Talent Corp Bhd has been set up with this mandate. Its CEO Johan Mahmood Merican talks about the mammoth task ahead.

Business 04 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Coming to grips with an ageing society

WHO says age is just a number? We celebrated Malaysia's 53rd year of independence on Tuesday. On the scale of political history, we are a young nation still, but if we look at our demographics, we are showing more than a touch of grey. While we plan to achieve developed nation status by 2020, that may also be the year when we become an ageing society.

Business 21 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Implementing a minimum wage policy

MORE money in the pocket for low-income workers - that's one of the main ideas driving the implementation of a minimum wage policy for Malaysia.