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World 15 Mar 2018 | 10:56 PM

Merkel heads to Paris for euro reform talks with Macron

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Paris on Friday enthusiastic about talks with French President Emmanuel Macron but at odds with him over the pace and scope of reforms to the euro zone project they both cherish.

Views 19 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cheap labour not the answer

LAST week, a local daily had a front-page story that the Human Resources Ministry was trying to source Cambodian workers for the oil palm industry in Sarawak.

Views 29 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Road projects lacking safety

Union yes - By Andrew Lo I AM really sad that another person has lost his life in an accident related to construction activities on public roads. According to the state traffic investigation and enforcement deputy chief, an investigation revealed that around 4am on Dec 26, a 28-year-old motorcyclist skidded and fell into a hole in the middle of the road at the ongoing flood mitigation project at Padang Merdeka. Further investigation revealed that the warning signs were placed too close to the construction hole.

Metro News 24 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Traffic markings must be painted as soon as road is resurfaced

I AM writing this from Jakarta. I arrived on Wednesday to attend an Asia-Pacific conference on the finance sector.

Metro News 17 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Missing provision a huge blow for workers’ rights

AS MOST of us are aware, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement signed by 12 countries on Feb 4, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, is not yet in force. On Jan 23, 2017, United States president Donald Trump withdrew the US from TPP.

Views 20 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Orang asli cannot get back their land according to Federal Court ruling

NATIVE customary rights (NCR) land cannot be returned to native owners once it has been converted to lease of state land, the Federal Court ruled last week.

Views 13 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Music fest and all that jazz

Union yes by Andrew Lo
I AM an avid fan of live music and I make it a point to attend concerts whenever I have the chance and can afford it.

Views 08 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Talking ourselves into things

Union Yes - by Andrew Lo I WAS writing this article on Tuesday evening when I was rudely interrupted by some very loud noises that sounded like cannon shots.

Views 25 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

EIS aims to help retrenched workers in vulnerable situation

THE Government has announced that the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Bill is going back to Parliament in October.

Views 11 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

No need to overreact

Union yes by Andrew Lo
I AM exasperated by employers’ antics in getting the Government to defer the second reading of the Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS) Bill in Parliament, supposedly to obtain more discussion and feedback.