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Nation 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cops seeking family of dead Indon

Police here have appealed to employers of foreign workers or relatives to claim the body of an Indonesian man who was found near a lake in Precinct 19 here two weeks ago from the Putrajaya hospital.

AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mamasans and girls are in hot demand

THEY are usually attired in skin-tight dresses with a bit of cleavage and a lot of leg showing. Made-up faces lit up by smiles, they totter on high heels around customers who enter a karaoke lounge.

Nation 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bogus cop held for extortion

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for impersonating a policeman to extort money from foreign workers.

AseanPlus News 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK maids oppose proposed wage cut, tax

B>HONG KONG:/BThousands of foreign workers staged a rally yesterday to denounce a government plan to impose a new tax on foreign domestic helpers and possible cut to their minimum wage salaries.

Nation 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Probe into maids with health problems

The Health Ministry has ordered an investigation into complaints of Indonesian maids who have been certified medically fit back home but arrive here with contagious diseases and other health problems, its parliamentary secretary S. Sothinathan said.

Nation 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Faster government response to woo investors

The Government is beefing up measures to make Malaysia more attractive and competitive for investors, including giving faster public sector service and standardising the issuance of licenses.

Nation 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Immigration: Have second medical check

The Immigration Department has suggested that the Government introduce mandatory medical screening on foreign workers at entry points to ascertain they are free from contagious diseases.

Nation 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Some diseases manifest even after screening

The screening of foreign workers on arrival here might reduce the danger of importing diseases but the risk cannot be totally eliminated, said Health Ministry deputy director-general (public health) Datuk Dr Tee Ah Sian.

Nation 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Compulsory tests to weed out sick foreign workers

All foreign workers will have to undergo compulsory medical check-ups the moment they enter the country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri AbdullahAhmad Badawi said the move was being intro-duced with immediate effect to prevent peoplefrom being infected by foreign workers suffering from communicable diseases.

Nation 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pak Lah: Quit offer sincere

The sincerity of Umno leaders who offered to resign from their posts should not be questioned, said the party's deputy president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.