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Syabas concession agreements: Why so secret?

Syabas concession agreements: Why so secret?

THE federal government has prevailed yet again in keeping secrets from the Malaysian public. On 25 Feb 2011, the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision compelling the disclosure of an audit report and a 2004 water concession agreement. How are the audit report and the agreement significant? And why did the Court of […]

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Talking about retrenchment

Talking about retrenchment

S K WIGNESWARY was an executive at an established media organisation for more than nine years. One Monday, she went to work as usual. By that evening, she was out of a job. “The department head made an announcement at about 4pm that a list of names would be called out and our services would […]

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Who’s protecting workers’ rights?

Who’s protecting workers’ rights?

MALAYSIAN labour law is being reviewed. Why should we care? Because at stake could be the job security of thousands of workers who may not even know what’s in the offing. To date, the proposed government amendments have been classified “secret”, which in itself is problematic. Still, those who have caught wind of the amendments […]

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Rajasekaran validly elected as MTUC sec-gen, court rules

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July 2009: G Rajasekaran was validly elected as the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general for the 2008-2010 term, the High Court here ruled today. Judicial Commissioner Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof dismissed with costs the application by the Peninsular Malaysia Workers Clubs Union and its secretary-general, Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, to challenge […]

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Set up affordable childcare centres: MTUC

PETALING JAYA, 17 June 2009: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today called on the government to set up affordable childcare centres throughout the country as a long-term measure to reduce the dependence of Malaysian families on foreign maids. MTUC women’s section chief Noorlaila Aslah told Bernama that such childcare centres could be set up […]

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MTUC sec-gen appointment invalid: Sivarasa

MTUC sec-gen appointment invalid: Sivarasa

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 June 2009: The appointment of G Rajasekaran as secretary-general of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) was invalid as at least six unqualified delegates had unlawfully participated in the election of the MTUC’s principle office, the High Court here was told today. Sivarasa R Sivarasa, counsel for the plaintiffs, submitted under Rule […]

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