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A SNIPPET of Leakena’s life is written on a pair of jeans. It marked the high point in a tale of redemption: from being exploited and ostracised to working a steady job making US$250 (RM1,041) jeans for a boutique manufacturer in rural Cambodia, with enough spare time and money to raise two children.
WASHINGTON: Legislation that would toughen money-laundering rules is a priority of Wall Street banks, and lobbyists are busy working to get it passed by Congress even as the rest of Capitol Hill fixates on impeachment and the 2020 elections.
SELF-PROCLAIMED eco-warriors, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found themselves facing a barrage of criticism when news broke out that they took a private jet to southern France just two days after a flight to Ibiza.
A TAX officer went to buy a bicycle for his kid. The seller asked if he would like to get a receipt and pay the tax, which will result in higher price, or buy the bicycle without the receipt and purchase it at a lower price. So, the tax inspector paused and thought for a moment on, “What should I do?”
Money laundering Money is the main cause for people to engage in almost any type of criminal activity. Money-laundering is the process of concealing the source of illicit funds or “dirty money.’’
WASHINGTON: A US law banning slave-made imports has netted only US$6.3mil worth of goods from artificial sweetener to garlic in three years, activists and lawmakers said, urging the government to ramp up its efforts in the global drive to stop forced labour.
MEDAN, Indonesia: Indonesian police found 193 Bangladeshis locked up in a shop house after human traffickers had lured them with the promise of getting them to Malaysia for jobs, an immigration official said on Thursday.
THE management of foreign worker migration processes has long been a contentious issue largely because of many unnecessary layers and costs. Rendered helpless, the biggest victims are often the workers who, based on official data, already number more than a million in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 industry associations and chambers have appealed to the government to extend the legalisation deadline for foreign workers and suspend the on-going raids.
U.S. technology companies have stayed largely exempt from significant government regulation and self-policing of privacy, but that is about to change