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SEKATAN TERHADAP TOP GLOVE BOLEH DICEGAH, LEBIH BANYAK SEKATAN LAIN

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Saya merujuk kepada laporan bahawa Jabatan Kastam dan Perlindungan Sempadan AS (CBP) telah mengarahkan pegawainya untuk merampas semua sarung tangan pakai buang yang dihasilkan oleh Top Glove Corporation Bhd.  Ingin saya tekankan bahawa ianya tidak berlaku tanpa sebarang amaran terhadap syarikat yang diakui merupakan pengeluar sarung tangan terbesar di dunia itu.  Selepas ini, kemungkinan lebih banyak negara turut mengenakan sekatan yang sama seperti yang telah diambil oleh CBP.  Lebih parah, jika perkara ini tidak diselesaikan dengan baik, ia boleh berjangkit kepada syarikat-syarikat lain seterusnya indutri lain boleh terjejas sama.  Dalam perkara ini, Kementerian Dalam Negeri sangat mengecewakan.  Ketika berkhidmat sebagai Menteri Sumber Manusia, saya memulakan jawatankuasa bebas khas berkenaan pengurusan pekerja asing yang diketuai oleh bekas hakim Mahkamah Rayuan, Hishamuddin Yunus.  Jawatankuasa ini telah menghasilkan laporan yang mengandungi 40 cadangan yang kemudiannya saya bent

The Seizure of Top Glove Products Could Have Been Prevented, More Sanctions Likely

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I refer to the report that the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have directed personnel at all US ports of entry to begin seizing disposable gloves produced by Top Glove Corporation Bhd. I want to stress that although it is unfortunate that the biggest glove producer in the world has been sanctioned, it did not come without warning. The possibility of more countries applying the same sanctions similar to that of the US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) is likely.  Worse still, if left unresolved, it could spread to other companies and later other industries.  The real let down here is the Home Ministry.  During my tenure as Human Resources Minister, I initiated a special independent committee on foreign worker management led by former Court of Appeal judge Hishammudin Yunus. This committee had produced a report comprising 40 recommendations which I then presented to the Cabinet for discussion. I promised the people that after that this report will be made public. After prese

Repot Polis berkenaan wujudnya kartel dan amalan rasuah dalam PDRM

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Kenyataan Media Kenyataan Ketua Polis Negara , Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador berkenaan wujudnya kartel dan amalan rasuah dalam PDRM adalah sangat serius dan mampu memberi tanggapan negatif terhadap institusi penguatkuasaan undang-undang tersebut. Saya berpendapat, PDRM seharusnya menjadi badan yang bebas daripada pengaruh luar dan politik wang supaya kepercayaan orang awam terhadap badan itu tidak terhakis. Kita tidak boleh berkompromi langsung dengan golongan yang korup seperti kumpulan kartel yang dipetik tersebut kerana memberikan imej buruk terhadap PDRM sendiri. Saya bercadang agar sebuah jawatankuasa bebas ditubuhkan dengan segera untuk menyiasat dakwaan yang membimbangkan ini. Hasil siasatan jawatankuasa ini nanti kemudiannya mesti didedahkan kepada umum bagi mengelak sebarang ketirisan dalam proses sisasatan tersebut. Saya membuat laporan polis dengan tujuan mendesak pihak berkuasa segera mengambil tindakan terhadap "kartel" ini dan kertas siasatan terhadap pegawai-pegawa

International Women’s Day 2021

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  As I ponder on the International Women’s Day 2021 I feel that significant initiatives  have been left undone to bring meaningful change to Malaysian women folks . Before we celebrate this year’s International Women's Day, can we ask ourselves, how much are we doing for working Mothers? The race to eradicate the inequality that exists seems to have taken a step back after the fall of the Pakatan Harapan government last year. Working mothers are a crucial segment of the national workforce, yet we seem to have forgotten their contribution and immense role they play in our society. I can fairly say, the responsibilities women face at home to keep their families functional and intact while striving to prove themselves at the workplace, is not an easy feat.  So what can we do for the working mothers that we know? During my stint as the Minister of Human Resources, I championed women centric initiatives to try to level out the inequality that has existed for far too long. I proposed to

KENYATAAN MEDIA BERSAMA 34 AHLI PARLIMEN PEMBANGKANG BERTARIKH 10 FEBRUARI 2021

Kerajaan perlu menarik balik perintah kuarantin 3 hari bagi Menteri Kabinet kerana tidak berasaskan faktor saintifik serta tidak adil untuk rakyat 1. Menteri Kesihatan Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba telah berturut-turut mengeluarkan kenyataan yang mengelirukan tentang perintah kuarantin bagi mereka yang pulang dari luar negara. 2. Pada 8 Februari 2021, beliau menyatakan Menteri yang pulang daripada lawatan rasmi luar negara hanya perlu menjalani kuarantin selama 3 hari sedangkan tempoh kuarantin bagi rakyat biasa adalah 10 hari. Kenyataannya menimbulkan kritikan serius daripada pelbagai pihak termasuk pakar penyakit berjangkit seperti Profesor Dato Adeeba Kamarulzaman dan Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Dato Profesor Dr Rosmawati Mohamed yang turut mempertikaikan pengurangan tempoh kuarantin ini. 3. Pada 9 Februari 2021 pula, beliau mempertahankan keputusannya memberi dalih bahawa kuarantin 3 hari tersebut hanya diberikan kepada Menteri yang benar-benar mengikut "gelembung program perjala

Decouple the Home Ministry from the recruitment of foreign workers — DAP task force on jobs & labour policy

Friday, 08 Jan 2021 12:35 PM MYT JANUARY 8 — The current Covid-19 crisis that triggered inspections at foreign workers’ dormitories that revealed poor hygienic conditions and cramped accommodation should not be merely seen in isolation as an employer negligence, but could be related to a deep-rooted systemic negligence over the years in giving the powerful Home Ministry the control in the influx of foreign workers. These conditions created the possibility of giving unqualified employers certain privileges in the recruitment of foreign workers. One could assume the possibility of systemic corruption, cronyism and abuse of power due to vested interest in the management of foreign workers within the Government and the private sector that has jeopardised the interest of Malaysian workers.  The recent findings of the PAC report that indicates gross abuse of power on activities related to control of foreign workers should be a wake-up call for Malaysians to demand acc

The Malaysian Insight :- Corporate leaders must embrace sustainable development

THE Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought about a rethinking of business strategies in Malaysia should lead into something far more concrete that would integrate business models with the wellbeing of community rather than with merely accountability to the shareholders. The pandemic, which has its roots in the careless destruction of nature, has had a big impact on populations and businesses as well as governments, causing unemployment and loss of revenue around the world. It has thrown economies into chaos and it will require the collective effort of the government, the corporate world and citizens at large to restore order. This requires a vision of wholeness instead of demarcation of corporate and workers’ interests or economic growth and environmental preservation. The new world merging from the crisis would need to embrace sustainable practices in business that would reduce the cost of business by adapting to circular economy, focus on human development and environmental protection