Daily Archives: 2011-05-19

Give domestic helpers their dignity

Justin Tan Maids are a large group of employees who play a vital role in supporting the modern Singaporean. Yet, there is little dignity given to them. Maids are not treated with much respect and often, the relationship between these maids and their employers resemble that of a master-servant. While there are many reasons for the lack of dignity, one …

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RP & SDP respond to Cabinet reshuffle

PRESS RELEASE: SDP’s statement on the cabinet appointments The question that Singaporeans must ask is not who is appointed to which ministry but rather what policies will emanate from these new ministries. If there is a lesson in this elections for the PAP it is that the people are fed-up with the it’s policies on the cost of living, foreign …

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TOC Editorial: Bold Cabinet line-up, now for the follow through

TOC Editorial / Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described his new Cabinet as “a fresh start…a radical change”. TOC agrees. The removal of Messers Mah Bow Tan, Wong Kan Seng and Raymond Lim and the demotion of Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is a decisive response to the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) worst election …

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MK resident files complaint against alleged Cooling-off Day violation

Jewel Philemon, Elliot Aruldoss On 6 May 2011, the eve of Polling Day which is Cooling-off Day, a resident living in Moulmein-Kallang constituency filed a police report about ongoing election activity in the area. According to the Singapore Elections website, under the Parliamentary Elections Act: “The eve of Polling Day is designated as Cooling-off Day, a day when election campaigning …

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