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Federal Court rules RM80mil land in Perak belongs to 217 estate workers
Wednesday, April 21 @ 04:32:49 CDT by sound (1892 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
The Star, Apr 21 2010
PUTRAJAYA: It was a victorious moment for some 217 estate workers who, after a 16-year legal battle with lawyer Gurbachan Singh, have finally been declared as the rightful owners of a piece of land in Perak, now said to be worth about RM80mil.

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Paraquat Poisoning: So easily available
Sunday, May 24 @ 00:12:49 CDT by sound (5570 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
NST, May 24 2009

Plantation workers and others breathed a sigh of relief when paraquat was banned in 2002. But the highly toxic herbicide has made a comeback and this has many quarters worried, writes SHANTI GUNARATNAM

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34 plantation workers down with suspected Chikungunya
Friday, June 27 @ 23:38:07 CDT by sound (2161 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
The Star, June 28, 2008
By NELSON BENJAMINSEGAMAT: Thirty-four plantation workers from a rubber estate here are suspected to be down with Chikungunya fever. While many received outpatient treatment for the mosquitoe-transmitted fever, at least 14 have been warded at the Segamat Hospital since the outbreak was detected about 12 days ago in Bukit Datuk Estate. Many of the workers have been suffering from fever, rashes and joint pains.

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Raise Estate Workers' Wages, Federal Government Told
Sunday, January 13 @ 07:26:06 CST by sound (2682 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Gerakan has asked the federal government to take advantage of the higher rubber and palm oil prices to raise estate workers' wages.

It also proposed a special fund be set up to help children of rubber and oil palm estate workers and former plantation workers.

In making the call, acting Gerakan presiden Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the move was crucial to help plantation workers, particularly the younger set in estates, earn higher income to provide a better life for their families.

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Ethnic Indians Blame Britain for Sorry Plight
Tuesday, September 11 @ 21:00:20 CDT by sound (4235 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 11 (IPS) - As Malaysia marked 50 years as an independent nation on Aug. 31, a team of Malaysian lawyers were in London filing a lawsuit against the British government for abandoning minority Indians to the mercy of majoritarian Malay-Muslim rule while granting independence in 1957.

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Britain faces four trillion dollar suit
Monday, September 10 @ 01:35:09 CDT by sound (2435 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
September 09 2007 AFP
Washington - A Malaysian human rights lawyer has filed a four trillion dollar lawsuit against Britain for alleged atrocities suffered by Indians whose forefathers were brought as indentured labourers to Malaysia during colonial rule.

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M'sian sues UK gov’t for ‘oppression’
Tuesday, September 04 @ 04:22:36 CDT by sound (5116 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
Sep 3, 07 Malaysiakini 
One million pounds sterling for every one of the two million Indian Malaysians - an Ipoh-based lawyer is seeking this staggering sum of compensation from Britain for alleged failure to protect the minority community’s interests during independence talks. 


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New Laws Threaten Workers' Rights
Wednesday, August 22 @ 21:12:49 CDT by sound (2512 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (IPS) - As Malaysia celebrates 50 years as an independent nation, this month, there is little to cheer for some 12 million workers who have been dealt a body blow by a government enchanted with neo-liberal policies that promote businesses over their welfare.

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Migrant Worker's Death Exposes Slave-like Conditions
Tuesday, May 08 @ 09:25:32 CDT by sound (2980 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
Anil Netto

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (IPS) - The shocking torture and death of an Indian national allegedly at the hands of his employers here has highlighted the lack of protection and support networks for migrant workers in this country.

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Indian Labour
Sunday, April 29 @ 12:36:13 CDT by sound (3783 reads)
Plantation WorkersAnonymous writes "
RAMYA SIVARAJ , The Hindu , 29/04/07

The abolition of slavery in the West, 200 years ago, coincided with the beginning of the use of indentured labour from India in sugar plantations across the world. The story of this colonial labour diaspora is also one of remarkable human endeavour.

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