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Indonesian helpers earn only RM300 to RM500 monthly

Indonesian helpers earn only RM300 to RM500 monthly

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2009: Malaysians are not keen to become domestic helpers because of the low wages, the Human Resources Ministry said today. A recent ministry study found that “more than 70% of employers are only willing to offer monthly wages of between RM300 and RM500 for domestic help,” Deputy Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad […]

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Ministry probe into Jaya supermart collapse

PENANG, 2 June 2009: The Human Resources Ministry, in collaboration with several other agencies, has launched an investigation into the collapse of the former Jaya supermarket in Section 14, Petaling Jaya, which killed seven Indonesian workers on 28 May 2009. Human Resources Minister Datuk S Subramaniam said officers from the Department of Occupational Safety and […]

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Cabinet approves union for electronic sector employees

SHAH ALAM, 28 May 2009: The long-standing proposal to set up a union for the electronic sector has been approved by the cabinet yesterday, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam said today. The cabinet, however, decided that the union would be established at the regional level, namely for the northern, southern, central and eastern […]

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Employers can deduct levy from wages

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 April 2009: There is good news for employers — they are once again allowed to deduct the levy from the wages of their foreign workers until the expiry of their present visas, Labour Director-General Datuk Ismail Abdul Rahim said today. They had earlier been directed by the department to stop such deduction, […]

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M’sia, Bangladesh reach accord on workers

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 March 2009: Malaysia and Bangladesh today reached an understanding to tighten legislation to ensure that Bangladeshi workers for the Malaysian manufacturing and plantation sectors are not recruited without jobs being available for them. Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam said Bangladesh had given the assurance that it would enforce legislation strictly […]

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Employers can apply to let go foreign workers early

LANGKAWI, 3 Feb 2009: Companies with foreign workers and are facing the economic crunch can now apply to let go these workers even if their service contracts have yet to expire, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam.  “I have discussed this with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and it is to […]

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