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Why exclude EPF, Socso deductions from the RM200 pay rise for estate workers?

Japan eyes global nuclear compensation treaty - Nikkei

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japan is considering joining a U.S.-led global nuclear compensation treaty in a bid to fend off excessive overseas damage claims related to nuclear accidents, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday, without citing sources.

Bird’s nest tracking system to prevent fakes in the market

LABIS: The Government has come up with a swiftlet nest tracking system to prevent fake, adulterated or substandard bird's nest products from being distributed in the market.

Texas Governor Perry launches 2012 presidential bid

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Rick Perry, the conservative governor of Texas, declared himself a candidate for U.S. president on Saturday, shaking up the race for the Republican nomination to face Democratic President Barack Obama in 2012.

Perak abolishes arrears in unpaid premium for partially-aided schools

IPOH: The Perak government has abolished arrears in unpaid land premium, totalling RM10mil, by 278 partially-aided schools in the state, State Executive Councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said.

The manufacturing imperative

Dani Rodrik stresses on the importance of a manufacturing industry in creating jobs and promoting a balanced development.

Pushing for Vision 2020

From RUEBEN DUDLEY, Former United Nations/ILO, Regional Advisor on Population, Employment Development.

Crop jumps on lower harvest forecast; gold falls

NEW YORK: Crop prices closed higher Thursday after the Department of Agriculture cut its forecast for the size of this year's harvest.

Dry days for farmers

MALACCA: Farmer Saad Madom is facing a bleak festive season as a poor irrigation system had caused his rice fields at Pulau Gadong to dry up.

Famine squeezes life out of southern Somalia

DHOBLEY, Somalia (Reuters) - The semi-arid lands surrounding the frontier town of Dhobley in southern Somalia have become a dust-bowl, the thorny scrub stripped of all vegetation as famine grips the region and an exodus of the starving empties its villages.