Monday, August 8, 2016

MTUC urges Putrajaya intercession against union busting in Sabah

Putrajaya’s involvement is needed to stop a timber firm in Sabah from continually using legal action to allegedly frustrate a decades-old attempt by employees to unionise, the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) said today.
MTUC secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam said Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) has so effectively used the court system to block the formation of the union that it has been dubbed the “judicial review king”.
“The latest proceeding comes on July 22 when SFI filed an appeal against the Sabah High Court’s dismissal of its third judicial review.

Nepalese workers in Malaysia send home RM5bil yearly

KATHMANDU: Nepal received the highest amount of remittance from Malaysia, the most popular destination among Nepali migrant workers.
According to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), Nepali migrant workers in the Southeast Asian country sent home 132.75bil rupees (RM5bil) in the first 11 months of the last fiscal year. The amount represents 22 per cent of the total remittance received by the country.  In the first 11 months of the last fiscal year, the country received 598bil rupees in remittance.