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8 January 2021

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·      Malaysia to reimpose lockdown if new cases hit above 100 a day (Straits Times, 27 July 2020)

·      Covid-19 has exposed the inequalities of working from home (FMT, 23 July 2020)

·      Statistics Dept: 2.54 million workers in informal sector last year (Malay Mail, 23 July 2020)

·      All entering Malaysia to serve quarantine at hotels, govt centres (Straits Times, 22 July 2020)

·      Labour shortages slashing Malaysian palm yields (Argus Media, 21 July 2020)

·      Malaysia’s probe into Al Jazeera undermines freedom of speech: CIJ (Coconuts KL, 20 July 2020)

·      Malaysia’s youth face some of the bleakest economic prospects (CNA, 19 July 2020)

·      US Customs issues detention order on imports of goods made by Malaysia's Top Glove (CNA, 16 July 2020)

·      Migrant workers with permits may resume work (Malay Mail, 16 July 2020)

·      Aug 10 target to restart Singapore-Malaysia travel (Business Times, 15 July 2020)

·      Malaysia’s media crackdowns are being driven by an insecure government highly sensitive to criticism (The Conversation, 14 July 2020)

·      Indonesian Embassy rep thanks Malaysia for distributing aid to migrant workers during MCO (Malay Mail, 9 July 2020)

·      Cisco unveils Malaysian financing packages for Covid-19 struck SMEs (Channel Asia, 8 July 2020)

·      Survey: Majority of Malaysians don’t feel skilled enough to stay employed (The Malaysian Reserve, 7 July 2020)

·      Over 10,400 Malaysian students, retrenched workers possibly stranded abroad with no way of coming home (Malay Mail, 6 July 2020)

·      Plantation, manufacturing sectors most affected by foreign workers’ freeze (The Malaysian Reserve, 3 July 2020)

·      IHS Markit: Strong June manufacturing rebound suggests Malaysia in for V-shaped recovery (Malay Mail, 1 July 2020)

·      S'poreans want border with Malaysia to reopen (The Star, 30 June 2020)

·      In fighting Covid-19, Malaysia goes all out against human traffickers (Malay Mail, 29 June 2020)

·      Experts warn of rise in child labour among vulnerable groups (FMT News, 25 June 2020)

·      Malaysian palm oil producers step up perks to retain foreign workers amid pandemic (Reuters, 24 June 2020)

·      Finance minister: Wage Subsidy Programme has saved 2.4 million jobs amid Covid-19 pandemic (Malay Mail, 23 June 2020)

·      In hard times, unions as troubleshooters, not troublemakers (FMT News, 23 June 2020)

·      Freeze on foreign worker intake until year-end (FMT News, 22 June 2020)

·      Migrant workers’ camps are time bombs for infectious diseases (The Malaysian Insight, 21 June 2020)

·      Time to open JB-Singapore border, Putrajaya told (FMT News, 19 June 2020)

·      Banning retrenchment will hurt bosses and workers alike, says lawyer (FMT News, 18 June 2020)

·      No decision yet on ‘travel bubble’ for Malaysia (Malay Mail, 18 June 2020)

·      MTUC: Malaysian Workers Are In Trouble & The Govt Needs To Do Something NOW (TRP, 16 June 2020)

·      Police advise employers to check foreign worker Covid-19 screening documents (Malay Mail, 15 June 2020)

·      Malaysia’s unemployment rate rises to 5% in April as Covid-19 takes toll (FMT News, 15 June 2020)

·      Covid-19: Three out of five workers laid off in Malaysia below 40 years old (Malay Mail, 13 June 2020)

·      How Malaysia airline employees cope with MCO and Covid-19 pandemic (Malay Mail, 11 June 2020)

·      Malaysia holding talks with Singapore to allow Malaysian workers to travel again from Johor (Straits Times, 8 June 2020)

·      Malaysian Employers Federation: RM9b Penjana allocation will help revive employment sector (Malay Mail, 6 June 2020)

·      Malaysia farms face $3.9 billion hit from palm oil worker shortage (Straits Times, 5 June 2020)

·      Report: AirAsia to lay off 250 staff members following Covid-19 downturn (Malay Mail, 4 June 2020)

·      Socso: Job losses in Malaysia increased by 42pc in Q1 due to Covid-19 (Malay Mail, 3 June 2020)

·      New scheme needed for gig workers (The Malaysian Reserve, 1 June 2020)

·      Govt urged to come to aid of hotel workers who lost jobs (Malay Mail, 31 May 2020)

·      Malaysian Employers Soon Required To Give Foreign Workers Proper Accommodation  (TRP, 29 May 2020)

·      Malaysia employers to provide accommodation for foreign workers (hrmasia, 28 May 2020)


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