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Daily Archives: 2011-06-03

Maid’s death – unequal rules for FTs?

G Hui I read with dismay that an Indonesian maid has attempted suicide because she was unable to pass an English test. According to news reports, Ms Sulastri Wardoyo, 26, was discovered hanging from a shower head in a toilet at a maid hostel on May 30. (Asiaone) First of all, few would be aware that maids had to pass …

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PAP and PAY

Dr Wong Wee Nam / In 1996, when the formula for the ministerial pay was introduced, my friend Dr Patrick and I wrote a letter to the Forum Page of The Straits Times. In it, we said: “It is indeed very disturbing that our success, material progress and prosperity have driven our present leaders to resort to using financial incentives …

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