A voice from the factories

By Andy Ooi

January 2010 A DAY IN THE LIFE
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Penang has been one of Malaysia's major industrial centres since the 1970s. It is not strange therefore that so many Penangites, male and female, on both the island and mainland, are or have been factory workers. This is the story of  one of them.Top: Mat heading off to work. Above: Mat tends to his garden during the weekends. 42 . Penang Economic Monthly . Jan 2010THANKS TO THE Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone (FTZ), Penang has been the major industrial...

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Andy Ooi

was formerly a teacher and is presently involved in the electronics industry in Bayan Baru.