PETALING JAYA: About 20 residents living in Kampung Baru Ampang were shocked when they found out that the land they have been legally occupying for decades had been claimed by third parties. MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said they had been occupying the land on leasehold titles or temporary occupation licence (TOL). "Many of … [Read more...] about Twenty Kg Baru Ampang residents shocked to discover land acquired by third parties
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Having a newborn baby is a momentous occasion but for some fathers, the joy and excitement are sometimes lost in the flurry to get things done in the short amount of time granted through paternity leave allotted by companies. IT executive Nur Danial Ibrahim, who welcomed his first child – a baby girl – on April 14, said a seven-day paternity leave allotment for the private … [Read more...] about Dads welcome more paternity leave days
PETALING JAYA: A wife needs a husband more than ever after giving birth. And this comes from the horse’s mouth!Rizwana Bashir Ahmad, 34, said she was lucky to have her husband with her in the first two weeks after giving birth to their first child. However, she said the situation turned out to be challenging when her husband returned to work. “I had my baby through a … [Read more...] about Husband’s support after childbirth crucial
COMING from a family of teachers, Alina Ali, 15, used to dream of becoming a teacher too. But as she gets older, she feels that it might just be a lot of hard work with not much reward. “When I was in primary school, I wanted to be like my mum, who teaches in secondary school. But now, looking at how stressed she is from all the work, I’m not so sure I want to follow in her … [Read more...] about Who wants to be a teacher?
PETALING JAYA: Seven days of paternity leave is just not good enough, say experts. They said the acceptable period would be at least two weeks, with one even calling for unpaid leave to be mandated. Marriage and family therapist Charis Wong said the seven-day paternity leave under the latest revision to the Employment Act is inadequate as mothers need more support. “To … [Read more...] about Longer leave moulds better family relations for long-term benefits