Steven Sim reminds new Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Rohani Abdul Karim that a lot of hope is placed on her to improve the lives not only of Penans but also of Malaysian women in general.
2Khoo looks at the big debate about migration and the brain drain. We suffer the worst of both worlds: at the low end, we have plenty of low-skilled workers despite official policy to reduce the number; and at the high end, we are unable to retain our own highly qualified people nor attract those from foreign sources.
Aliran member and rights advocate Charles Hector recently highlighted rights violations involving 31 Myanmar migrant workers allegedly committed by a Japanese multinational firm in Malaysia. Before he knew it, he was slapped with a lawsuit. Malaysian Digest caught up with Hector recently to find out more.
KUALA LUMPUR, 8 March 2010: A hundred years after the world recognised the role of women in society, women are still robbed of their rights. On the occasion of the 100th year anniversary of International Women’s Day, CARAM Asia calls upon governments in both sending and receiving countries to protect the rights of migrant women who constitute more than half of the migrant population in the world today.