WE know that Senator Ezam Mohd Nor was diverting from the real issue when he commented on the story about foreign workers at the new Istana Negara construction site allegedly not being paid their wages. He turned what was really a human rights issue and possible labour law violation into a case of undermining the monarchy. What is more important than Ezam’s rhetoric is that once again, an authority tasked with protecting people, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), is disregarded.
Toll hike postponed indefinitely (Updated 8.20pm)
Updated at 8.20pm PUTRAJAYA, 27 Feb 2009: The Cabinet today decided to postpone indefinitely the toll increase for five expressways that was supposed to take effect on 1 March, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. In a Bernama report, Najib said the new toll rates announced by Works Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Zin […]
Cabinet to reconsider toll hike: PM
PATTAYA, 26 Feb 2009: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he will ask the Cabinet to reconsider the toll increase for five expressways scheduled to be effective on 1 March, because it is presently inappropriate. He said the review would be discussed at the Cabinet’s weekly meeting tomorrow, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri […]