· Non-payment of salaries: No coercive action against employers for violating MHA order till June 12, says Supreme Court →
The Secretary (Labour & Employment) had also written to chief secretaries of states to advise employers not to terminate employees from job or reduce their wages amid the challenging situation of the pandemic.
· Video appears to show officers hitting cyclist on Manhattan street →
The mayor of Seattle ended a city-wide 9 p.m. curfew that was in place amid massive demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd.
· ‘Pakatan Plus’ meets amid Putrajaya takeover rumours, but PKR and Anwar absent yet again →
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held a meeting with top leaders from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Parti Warisan Sabah today, amid intensifying rumours that the pact is on the way to achieving majority in the Dewan Rakyat.
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· Philippine Dissenters May Face Terrorist Designation →
Just protest against not receiving aid amid the pandemic, and they can charge you with ‘inciting.’”
· Report: AirAsia to lay off 250 staff members following Covid-19 downturn →
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — Low-cost carrier AirAsia Group Bhd is expected to retrench over 250 staff and personnel amid its efforts to downsize operations, Astro Awani reported today, quoting anonymous sources.
· U.K.'s Prince Charles warns of link between biodiversity loss and pandemics →
The GOP-controlled Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that seeks to fix the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides direct relief to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
· Boateng calls on white sportspeople to add voices to Floyd protests →
His death has sparked eight days of protests in US cities, some of which have turned violent amid accusations of further police brutality used against demonstrators.
· Coronavirus solves one problem for US employers: finding workers →
Many larger firms – like such as Uber, Airbnb and Glassdoor – have used the economic downturn to cut back workers while, others – like Caterpillar and Levi Strauss – have used the downturn to lay off employees amid suspended or curtailed operations.