Daily Archives: 2010-04-28

Certain ethnic groups marginalised by government policies, UN expert says

Singapore needs to better protect the human rights of low-skilled migrant workers and review policies that marginalise certain ethnic groups, a United Nations racism expert said Wednesday. “I would strongly urged the government to act swiftly to ensure the protection of migrant workers’ human rights, as this is one area where the situation is quite dire,” UN Special Rapporteur on …

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Never mind what the people think

In an article for Petir, Mr Sin Boon Ann, MP for Tampines GRC, expressed his difficulties of doing what is “right” and doing what is “popular”; to illustrate his point, Mr Sin recounted his encounters with his constituents after HDB decided to build a block of rental flats in his ward. The Housing and Development Board announced, through a sign on a hoarding, …

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