Two-thousand kids with no birth certs

A total of 2,000 primary school students in six states in the country are without birth certificates, says Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.

However, he says, efforts were being made by the ministry, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education, to resolve the problem, adding that the number was obtained from reports from Perlis, Kedah, Pahang, Johor, Sarawak and Sabah.

“We will look for their parents to find out why their children do not have birth certificates and will look into ways of solving the problem,” he told reporters at a 1Malaysia Community programme at SRJK (T) Puchong, Batu 14, Puchong, yesterday.

On the enforcement of the minimum wage for security guards, Dr Subramaniam says action would be taken against employers who failed to adhere to the ruling by June this year. He says that the Manpower Department is tasked to look into the matter.

The new wage, ranging from RM500 to RM700, took effect on Feb 15 this year.

– Bernama