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Nation 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Socso to raise wage limit for benefits

Workers earning up to RM3,000 a month will be eligible to claims under an amended Social Security Organisation (Socso) law which will be tabled in Cabinet soon.

Nation 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Views sought on coverage for self-employed

The Human Resources Ministry is turning to various European nations and South Korea in its bid to get social security coverage for self-employed people.

Nation 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Designed for work safety

More visits are being planned to offices throughout the country this year to emphasise the need for ergonomic designs at the workplace, said Department of Occupational Safety and Health director-general Dr Johari Basri.

Letters 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Socso should rethink proposal on widowers

THE Social Security Organisation (Socso) plans to amend its Act to provide more benefits to its members. Under the proposals, the beneficiaries will be the widows and widowers. The proposed amendment will also encourage the disabled members to be productive again, writes V.K. Chin.

Nation 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Socso rise 'will not burden employers'

The increase in Socso payments will not burden employers as statistics reveal that labour costs, especially in the manufacturing sector, have decreased over the past few years.

Business 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

White knight for Long Huat

FINANCIALLY-TROUBLED Long Huat Group Bhd has found a white knight that would transform the timber-based company into a manufacturer of laminated foams and mattresses under a comprehensive debt-restructuring programme.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Life is a risk, weigh the odds


Nation 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Association out to help working women

A group of women trade unionists have set up an association to be a catalyst to help solve unsettled problems affecting working women.

Nation 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘Women suffer more at workplace’

More female than male administrative workers suffer from health problems related to poorly designed office furniture and workstations in the country, a recent study revealed.

Health 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Going for insurance

In the second part of the report on Building an Innovative Healthcare System: Options for Malaysia by LOH FOON FONG, who received the World Health Organisation Journalism Fellowship recently and visited Switzerland and Sweden to study their healthcare systems, she writes on the issues involved in a national health insurance scheme.