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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 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.

Letters 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Conduct check-ups here

From CPL, Penang

Letters 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

One good test will do the job well enough

TWO weeks after she arrived in Malaysia to work, a 23-year-old Indonesian maid was found to be afflicted with typhoid fever. It was further discovered that she had been ill before she even left Indonesia.

Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Typhoid fever


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.

Letters 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt must act fast to protect health of Malaysians


Nation 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Papa welcomes second test for foreign workers

The Malaysian Foreign Maid Agency Association (Papa) has welcome the Cabinet's decision to make medical screening compulsory for all foreign workers entering the country but urged the Government not to restrict the check-ups to clinics appointed by Fomema Sdn Bhd.

Lifestyle 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enter the Devil

EVER heard of Daredevil? Ask the common man on the street and you#8217;ll possibly get a #8220;Duh-devil who#8221; reply? Ask an Image-generation comic fan, and you#8217;ll hear #8220;he#8217;s the B-grade Spidey#8221; reply.

Lifestyle 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kenya hear the call of the wild?

Growing up on a diet of wildlife documentaries, movies and TV fare set in Africa, b>N.H. Petra/bmade up her mind that one day, she would go and see the real thing. When she finally did, it was in grand style: a custom-made safari with three children in tow. In this exciting, humourous two part story, she recounts the sights, sounds and smells of camping in Kenya.