Saturday, April 17, 2021

workers quarters

Foreign workers escape quarters fire

DARO: Sixteen foreign plantation workers had a rude awakening when their quarters at Ladang Tutus, caught fire in the wee hours today (April 2). Upon receiving an emergency call at 1.49am, firemen from Daro had to take a 45km journey to the scene. By the time they arrived, the flames had already destroyed the seven-unit workers quarters. The Indonesian plantation workers managed to get out to safety before the fire engulfed their quarters. One of them sustained minor burns to the arm and was taken to Daro Hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Workers’ living quarters found to be dirty and smelly

MUKAH: The Sarawak Labour Department inspected employees’ living quarters provided by employers here today (Mar 30). The inspection was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (Mukah branch). The living quarters were...

Afternoon fire razes workers’ living quarters

MIRI: Fire razed three blocks of workers’ living quarters at a construction site in Jalan Pujut 7, here today (Feb 18). There were no reports of casualties as all 20 residents living in the quarters managed to escape the blaze...

Aid lifts burden of 197 fire victims

KUCHING: A total of 197 made homeless in a fire incident that totally destroyed their living quarters today received help from The Salvation Army. Comprising construction workers and families, the victims also lost all their important personal documents and possessions...

Workers quarters razed in predawn fire

KUCHING: Seven blocks of workers' quarters at Bormill Estate, Jalan Keretapi here were destroyed by fire this morning (Jan 27). According to the State Fire and Rescue Department operations centre, three emergency calls through MERS 999 were received regarding the...

Fire destroys workers’ home

SPAOH: A swiftlet nest workers' house was destroyed in a fire at Jalan Spaoh here today. State Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre said a distress call on the incident was received at 9.59am. "Upon firemen’s arrival, the 24x24 square...

Workers’ accommodations to be inspected

KUCHING: The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will assess workers’ accommodations at plantations, factories and construction sites. SDMC chairman, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, said that the decision was made after the increase in the number of positive cases in...

High time to enforce amended housing law

KUCHING: It is high time for amendments to the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446) to be enforced nationwide, said Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak chairman Mohammad Ibrahim Hamid. He said the conditions for...

Three detained for mischief

MIRI: Police detained three local men for allegedly hurling firecrackers into a workers’ quarters in Riam early Wednesday morning. According to Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, the trio, aged 29, 33 and 37 years were detained during an...

Blaze destroys workers’ quarters

KUCHING: A workers' quarters at Jalan Stutong here was completely razed in a fire on Thursday. State Fire and Rescue Department said a distress call on the incident was received at 4.41pm. Firefighters from Batu Lintang and Tabun Jaya fire...
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