The Micah Mandate: Older Updates

I missed last week’s updates.  Let me quickly catch up first… before putting up the next one.

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Commentary
Recruitment System of Foreign Workers needs to be Urgently Revamped Press Statement by CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES
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There is a great deal of confusion presently about the management of foreign workers, the appointment of agents, renewal of permits and licenses and role of enforcement agencies. This is a poor reflection of a country intending to achieve developed-nation status. The Centre calls for a thorough and intensive revamping of the present system that would clarify matters for employers (both local and foreign) and instill greater public and investor confidence. The need to address this problem is important, as it would counter the perception as indicated by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) that the government is against unionization of foreign workers. A more transparently efficient system is urgently needed to enhance the integrity of the Immigration Department and various government agencies in managing foreign labour in the country.

Reflection
Idealism by Tricia Yeoh
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Idealism is a value that is under-appreciated, but one that sparks all initiatives for change. As young graduates who leave for the employment field always experience, older and more experienced people tend to chastise them for being dreamers without their feet on the ground – but one has to dream first – and this is what I have done in my work.

Reflection
NINETY YEAR OLD SHOWS THE WAY by Goh Keat Peng
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Out of his ninety years, twenty-seven were spent in prison. Yet he emerged as leader of his people who were themselves collectively imprisoned in their own country for forty-six years.

“In my country we go to prison first and then become President.”

What was the likelihood of this happening? Yet it did happen this way. And the world could only watch in wonder and admiration which lingers till this present day. Individuals and countries draw hope and courage from this amazing story of one human being’s “LONG WALK TO FREEDOM”.

Commentary
Do Not Add (up) by TK Tan
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And it seems that after all the numerous episodes of CSI, we now believe that truth can be easily ascertained: just do a DNA test lah. Isn’t it incredible that so many government leaders think that all the case needs now is a little DNA sample?

Reflection
SUFFICIENCY & SAFETY – SUFFERING: TWO SIDES OF THE COIN By Peter Young
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Reflection
6 OUT FROM THE SILENCE By Koichi Ohtawa
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Commentary
CREATING A WORLD-CLASS PARLIAMENT By Raja Aziz Addruse and Andrew Khoo Chin Hock
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Commentary
Weekly News Monitor: 21 July, 2008
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Reflection
MICAH MANDATE’S WEEKLY BIBLICAL CHALLENGE (updated weekly) By Peter Young

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