Daily Archives: 2016-12-13

Singapore and Malaysia signs bilateral agreement on High Speed Rail
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A bilateral agreement on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) has been signed by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan and was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Read More

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Malaysia enthrones new king in lavish customary oath-taking ceremony
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

In a lavish ceremony full of customs and centuries of tradition, the Malaysian 15th king, Sultan Muhammad V (47), dressed in gold-colored traditional Malay formal wear, took the oath of office in the Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur today (13 Dec). The Sultan Read More

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Judge of Appeal: jailed Bangladeshi worker should have been allowed to claim trial
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

High Court has quashed the conviction and sentence of a Bangladeshi construction worker who served a four-week jail term for making a false work-injury claim had both the conviction and sentence quashed on appeal to the High Court. Worker should have been allowed Read More

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Worker’s Party seeks feedback on Redundancy Insurance scheme to help workers made redundant
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Worker’s Party (WP) proposes its Redundancy Insurance (RI) scheme to ease the financial pressure on workers who are made redundant, to provide them with a longer runway to find suitable re-employment and to minimise the toll of unemployment on the health and well-being Read More

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23 months’ jail and 6 cane strokes for police officer impersonator
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The court punished a jobless man for duping and imposing as a police officer to an intellectually disabled woman with 23 months’ jail and six strokes of cane on 13 December. The man, Samad Saptu (47) had posed as police officer and ordered a Read More

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Number of journalists detained worldwide continues to rise
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today releasing its annual worldwide round-up of journalists who are detained, held hostage or missing. The numbers are rising dramatically. A total of 348 journalists are currently detained worldwide – 6% more than were detained at this time Read More

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13,730 workers laid off in first nine months of 2016
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that in the third quarter of 2016 the resident long-term unemployment rate rose from a year ago, with the increase broad-based across age and qualifications In the first nine months of 2016, 13,730 workers were laid off, higher Read More

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MOM: Tripartite Partners to step up help for workers affected by economic situation
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stated that a contraction in total employment, increased redundancy levels, and decreases in job vacancies to unemployed ratio have reflected the current subdued global economic conditions and ongoing economic restructuring. The MOM stated in its press release today Read More

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Significant drop in dengue infection cases compared to the week before
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The number of dengue cases between  from 4 to 10 December, had a significant fall in cases, where there had been 61 cases of dengue infection, which was the lowest figure in the year. The weekly figure came up to be 26 cases Read More

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MOM accepts recommendations of Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Monday that the Government has considered and accepted the recommendations contained in the report of the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) dated December 2016 on the enhancements to the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the cleaning sector. The Read More

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