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.
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Moving ParliamentBy Ding Jo-Ann
IS Parliament moving? Is it being renovated? Do our ministers know what they’re talking about when they make public announcements? Find out in Found in Quotation.
Keeping secrets over Bukit AntarabangsaBy Ding Jo-Ann
“We hope the Bukit Antarabangsa residents will know the truth now that the full report has been released.” Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim announcing that the Public Works Department (JKR)’s investigation report on the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide would be declassified by the Selangor government. The report was released to the Ampang Jaya Municipal […]
PWD to investigate other bldgs in Terengganu
KUALA TERENGGANU, 3 June 2009: Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to check on new buildings in the state to avoid a similar incident like the one at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, near here, where part of the roof collapsed yesterday morning. He said the PWD […]
Mosquito mayhemBy Hafidz Baharom
SPEND 10 minutes every week cleaning your house to avoid dengue and Chikungunya. Right. Ten minutes a week — a total of 520 minutes per household — could apparently have been enough to stop 108 people from dying of dengue, and 4,132 cases of Chikungunya in 2008. I first saw that public service ticker announcement […]
Gua Musang-Lojing road still closed
GUA MUSANG, 9 Jan 2009: Jalan Gua Musang-Lojing remained closed to all vehicles at Km 65 following Sunday’s landslide. Kelantan Public Works Department director Ednan Ibrahim said repair works would take some time as the landslide was quite serious. “We will inform motorists once the repair is completed,” he said when contacted. — Bernama
Landslide site closed after Public Works Dept warning
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Dec 2008: The landslide site at Taman Bukit Mewah, Bukit Antarabangsa, was closed immediately after the Public Works Department (PWD) issued a warning that the area was not safe and very dangerous. Selangor chief police officer, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, said the warning was issued at noon today. “Results of a PWD […]