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Letters 09 Jan 2020 | 7:00 AM

Right of workers to decent working hours

From DR J. V. ANANDAN, Associate professor (retired) Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, Wayne State University, Detroit, United States.

World 16 May 2018 | 11:05 PM

Philippines' Duterte orders lifting of labour deployment ban to Kuwait

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Wednesday the "total" lifting of a ban on Filipinos working in Kuwait after the two countries agreed on measures to regulate employment following a diplomatic row over alleged abuse of workers.

World 25 Apr 2018 | 11:18 PM

Kuwait orders Philippines ambassador to leave over domestic workers row

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the Philippines ambassador to leave within a week and recalled its own envoy for consultations after embassy staff tried to "rescue" Filipino domestic workers amid reports of abuse.

Nation 13 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Move to postpone EMC levy welcomed

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet’s decision to postpone the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC) levy has been welcomed by bosses although an economist says conti­nuing to be dependent on foreign labour could stunt Malaysia’s growth.

Nation 03 Jan 2017 | 9:27 AM

Ramon: Time for Malaysia to cut dependence on cheap foreign labour

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy is having a cold now, but it can turn into full-blown pneumonia if the country does not wean itself off its dependence on foreign workers, said prominent Malaysian economist Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam.

Letters 20 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Have a need-based approach to hiring

From DARSHAN SINGH DHILLON, President of Malaysia Consumers Movement

Letters 04 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Levy hike good for unemployed graduates and school-leavers

From MICHAEL HEAH of Penang

World 28 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Qatar's union ban linked to migrant deaths, labour leaders say

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's refusal to allow migrant workers to unionise is linked to a high rate of workplace deaths and violates global standards as the wealthy Gulf state prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, labour unions said.

Nation 13 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ministry to find jobs for 100,000

BUTTERWORTH: The Human Resources Ministry hopes to find job placements for 100,000 people by the end of the year.