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July 20, 2018 6:32 AM Job vacancies drop 12.7% in Q4 2017: Statistics Department

PETALING JAYA: Job vacancies registered a negative growth of 12.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017) to 206,000, compared with 236,000 in the previous corresponding quarter, according to Department of Statistics (Dos). The jobs created also declined by 8.5% to 30,000 in Q4 2017 from 33,000 in the same period a year ago, it said in its maiden 5

July 19, 2018 2:45 PM Bus plunges into Indian gorge, 14 dead

DEHRADUN, India: A bus plunged into a gorge in a Himalayan state of northern India on Thursday, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others, a disaster official said. The driver lost control of the vehicle as he tried to negotiate a narrow bend in the picturesque Tehri district. "Thirty-one people had boarded the bus. Rescue workers have pulled out 14 bodies 5

July 18, 2018 12:08 AM Two dead in building collapse outside Indian capital (Updated)

NEW DELHI: At least two people were killed and more are feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed onto a residential complex outside Delhi, officials said Wednesday. Emergency workers sifting through piles of iron and concrete overnight pulled out two bodies Wednesday morning from the site in Greater Noida, a satellite town east of the Indian 3

July 14, 2018 2:18 AM Two workers die in operations at construction site

KUALA LUMPUR: Work at the construction site at Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, here was stopped immediately after an incident that killed two workers early on Thursday morning. The Human Resource Ministry said in a statement last night that six workers were carrying out concrete works on the 15th floor of the building concerned when the concrete slabs and formwork 15

July 12, 2018 2:37 AM 24-hour childcare centre in Pekan Hospital

PEKAN: Finding the right childcare centre has become a major concern for parents, especially those working on shift or having to be on standby. However employees of Pekan Hospital can consider themselves lucky because the best childcare centre for their children is in their workplace premises and operating round the clock. Pahang Health Director Dr Sha'ari 5

July 11, 2018 4:47 AM Legalise foreign workers already employed in construction industry: MBAM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) is hoping for the government to legalise those foreign workers already employed by the construction industry, but repatriate others running their own illegal businesses. In a statement today, President Foo Chek Lee (pix) said the industry needs to address the issue of illegals already employed 7

July 9, 2018 2:03 PM Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

MOSCOW: A leading Russian rights activist went on trial in Chechnya on Monday, charged with drug possession in a case that has sparked concern from Western officials and rights groups. Oyub Titiyev, 60, heads a branch of Russia's top rights group Memorial, the last such body to remain active in the North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by strongman 7

July 9, 2018 11:10 AM 711 workers killed at workplace last year: DOSH

SEREMBAN: The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has recorded 711 deaths at the workplace last year, said its director-general Omar Mat Piah. He said of the total, 187 people were reported killed at construction sites. "The fatality rate at the construction site is alarming compared to other workplaces. A total of 6,125 accidents have been recorded 6

July 9, 2018 8:00 AM Malaysia Rail Link affirms work on ECRL suspended, despite reports otherwise

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL), the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project owner, has reaffirmed that the project is currently suspended and that no other works to progress the project will take place during the suspension period. In a statement today, the company said the recent news reports that suggest the construction works of the project 5

July 2, 2018 6:35 AM Daily struggle for M’sian who travels to S’pore for work

LIVING in Johor Baru and commuting to Singapore on very workday take a lot out of anyone. Muhammad Khairul, a Malaysian who travels to Singapore for work, knows that. He has shared the struggle of his daily hustle. His day starts at 4.30am when he quickly refreshes himself before preparing to join the army of other Malaysian workers on the Causeway at 5 am. His journey 17