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Malaysian Gets Costly Lesson on Proper Wages

May 15, 2009

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Malaysia’s The Star daily today featured a report on a restaurant owner who has been fined by the Melbourne Magistrate’s court for underpaying his employees. Hong Poh Meng, owner of Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar Ltd which operates a restaurant here, Kayu@Boxhill, was fined A$180,000 for breaching 11 Australian work place laws. These include paying a […]

A Small But Significant Insight Into The Malaysian Labour Scene

January 27, 2007

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Yesterday, we posted an article titled ‘Mandarin-speaking Shop Assistants: Is This Racial Discrimination?’ where we questioned the validity of modern, culturally-neutral fashion outlets demanding Chinese-speaking shop assistants, amidst an urban, contemporary Malaysian society where most, if not all Malaysians, are assumed to be able to speak at least conversational Malay or English. We were surprised, […]

Mandarin-Speaking Shop Assistants: Is This Racial Discrimination?

January 26, 2007

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Not too long ago, we spotted job vacancies demanding Chinese-speaking shop assistants, in what are otherwise modern, culturally-odourless fashion outlets, in shopping malls scattered throughout the Klang Valley. This requirement presents an unnecessary barrier to workers of other races from getting paid employment and being part of a multiracial workforce. Although we are strong advocates […]