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PM: Government mulling insurance scheme for workers who lost jobs

PM: Government mulling insurance scheme for workers who lost jobs

By Ida Lim
May 1, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — The government is considering introducing an insurance scheme to help workers who have lost their jobs, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. He added that the proposed Employment Insurance Scheme (SIP) is aimed to extend the social safety net for workers and will provide them with job counselling, among other measures. “SIP is intended to help workers who had their jobs terminated by helping with their expenses during the period where they are... Read more

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BY SULOK TAWIE

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Cops should have stripped Dr M’s escort privilege ‘long ago’, minister says

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BY KAMLES KUMAR

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After meeting Sultan, PM says Ahmad Razif is still Terengganu MB

By Ida Lim

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BY SULOK TAWIE

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Interfaith child custody tussle resolution requires time, needs Rulers’ input, PM says

By Ida Lim

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By Ida Lim

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Wan Junaidi urges Azmin to study Malaysia Agreement 1963

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Labour Day rally in Kuala Lumpur

  • Participants hold a banner during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Kamles Kumar

    Participants hold a banner during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Kamles Kumar Read More

  • Participants hold banners during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Participants hold banners during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Participants hold a banner during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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  • Participants hold banners during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Participants hold banners during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Participants hold a rainbow flag during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Participants hold a rainbow flag during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • A participant waits for a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day to begin in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    A participant waits for a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day to begin in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • A participant holds a flag as he marches during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    A participant holds a flag as he marches during a rally held in conjunction with Labour Day in Kuala Lumpur May 1, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More