Mahathir’s advice that laws should not be easily amended sounds a bit rich coming from someone who did not hesitate to amend laws when he was in charge, observes Francis Loh.
Anil Netto reports on the MTUC’s nationwide picket against amendments to the Employment Act last month.
Workers are being squeezed as proposed labour law amendments do little to remedy long-standing injustices for employees, points out Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud.
It is clear that it is the corporate agenda – and not the needs or welfare of the workers – that is driving the proposed amendments to labour laws, asserts S Arutchelvan.
Parti Sosialis Malaysia and Jerit are not amused by the continuous flip-flop and gymnastics surrounding the Minimum Wage Act and the proposed amendments to labour laws.
The Malaysian Bar is concerned that the amendments being proposed to various labour laws will be detrimental to workers at large, and will give employers an unbridled hand to dismiss employees with impunity.
As we go out to vote, all eyes will be on the Election Commission and how it handles polling day and deters phantom voters. In the original Merdeka Constitution, an
impartial Election Commission (SPR) was put into place. Since then,
various Constitutional amendments have transformed the SPR into a shell
of its original self.