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Letters 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Work permit system will benefit all

B>SEOUL:/BA few weeks ago, I met a foreign industrial trainee from an African country. I mentioned that for seven years in the 1980s, I taught many African students at a university in Washington, DC. They found it hard to adjust to life in the United States.

Nation 15 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Regulations on safety, health to be simplified

The Human Resources Ministry wants to simplify all regulations and requirements on safety and health at workplaces so that workers can easily understand them.

AseanPlus News 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Death ‘zone’ ‘gas well ‘capped

B>CHONGQING:/BEmergency teams capped a ruptured gas well with tonnes of sealant Friday, cutting off toxic fumes that killed at least 198 people and forced 41,000 to flee a remote, mountainous area in southwest China, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

AseanPlus News 18 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

China's chlorine gas leak under control

Firemen worked overnight cleaning up a toxic chlorine gas leak and appeared to have the situation under control after the disaster forced the evacuation of 150,000 people in southwest China, officials said Saturday.

Nation 30 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

237 skills training centres found unfit

The Human Resources Ministry has withdrawn the accreditation given to 237 private colleges and institutes to run skills training courses under the National Vocational Training Council (MLVK) after audits by the ministry found them to be unfit, its minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn said.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Firm fined over workers' deaths

CHEM-SOLV Technologies, which collects and treats waste chemicals, was fined S$225,000 (RM495,000) on Thursday over an industrial accident two years ago which killed three workers and caused five others to be hospitalised.

AseanPlus News 20 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Two workers fall to their death

A Singaporean and an Indian fell 16 storeys to their deaths yesterday in Singapore's bustling business district after a scaffolding they were working on gave way, officials said.

Business 11 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Impact of growth on quality of life

EVEN with the crisis, Malaysia has recorded an impressive economic growth track record during the 1990s.

Nation 16 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fewer industrial accidents encouraging

The Government wants the number of industrial accidents to be reduced to fewer than three cases per 1,000 workers, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn.

AseanPlus News 10 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Leon’s hearse visits school to fulfill his last wish

SCHOOL prefect, cub scout leader and caring friend, Leon Gomez, 12, lost his seven-month battle with cancer around midnight on Monday.