Maid’s escape from high-rise leads to crackdown on agencies in Malaysia

Friday, June 22, 2007 Following the dramatic escape of an Indonesian housemaid from a 15th-floor apartment in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian government has suspended the licences of 19 housemaid agencies, following complaints of abuse and unpaid wages. The move by the Home Ministry yesterday comes after an Indonesian woman named Ceriyati Dapin climbed from a 15th-floor Sentul apartment on a makeshift cloth rope to escape an employer she said was

Fa Qs About Estates Answered By An Estate Law Attorney In Bel Air Md

More On This Topic: Custom Flatpack Kitchen byAlma Abell There are statistics that show that only about 45 percent of Americans have put a will or estate plan in place. This means that an alarming 55 percent are unprepared and usually leave for their loved ones a legal mess. The estate refers to the assets and essentially the net worth of a person, dead or alive. It is very important

Retired U.S. vets sue Donald Rumsfeld for excessive service cutbacks

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 One thousand residents of the Defense Department-managed Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. filed a class-action lawsuit on May 24, asserting that the cut-backs in medical and dental services imposed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are illegal. The operating budget for the home was reduced from $63 million in 2004 to $58 million for 2005. The residents cite cuts in on-site X-ray, electrocardiogram, physical

Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year. What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps the year that Obama became US president? Or the year Heath Ledger died? Let’s take

Toronto Rhinoplasty The Best Way To Improve The Appearance Of The Nose

More On This Topic: Best Nose Job Surgeon Connecticut Toronto Rhinoplasty- The Best Way To Improve The Appearance Of The Nose by Barry Bowen Nose surgery is one of the trendiest plastic surgery measures practiced worldwide. The nose, is the most projected part of the face and is noticed first when one looks at your face. The process is a medical procedure that reshapes the nose for reconstructive purposes. The

Wikinews interviews Frank Moore, independent candidate for US President

Saturday, March 1, 2008 While nearly all coverage of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms. Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. We now interview independent Presidential candidate Frank Moore,

News briefs:January 04, 2008

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House approves Senate amended economic stimulus package

Friday, February 8, 2008 The United States House of Representatives has passed the bipartisan US$152 billion economic stimulus package that gives one-time rebates to United States citizens, US$600 for individuals or US$1,200 for couples plus US$300 for each child. US$300 checks would be sent to people on low-income including retirees on Social Security which was not included in the original bill backed by President George W. Bush. The plan would

Drawbacks And Benefits Of New York City Condos

More On This Topic: Cafe Signage Design Artist byadmin If you are like many, you want the comforts of home with all the amenities that can be found with condos in New York City. However, condo living isn’t for everyone, so it’s important that you go through all the drawbacks and benefits before making a decision. That way, you’ll know what means the most to you and whether or not

Indonesian anti-corruption chief convicted of murder

Friday, February 12, 2010 An Indonesian court has convicted the former head of the country’s anti-corruption agency of murder. The prosecution of Antasari Azhar and three others has been controversial, with some fearing the so-called “Judicial Mafia” played a role. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) already saw a proven plot to discredit it and frame its senior members. Shortly after Azhar’s arrest in May last year police came to take