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Daily Archives: 2011-06-28

HDB: Why not so easy to downgrade

Leong Sze Hian/ Over the last few weeks, we have encountered more than 10 cases of Singaporeans with HDB housing problems and homelessness. There was a Singaporean divorcee in her mid 40s, who works as a security guard for $1,300 a month, who downgraded to homelessness.  When we asked her where is she staying now?  She said “Most of the …

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HOME’s Bridget Lew mentioned in Hillary Clinton’s speech

Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) founder and President Bridget Lew Tan was mentioned in a speech by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the release of the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP). In her speech, Clinton said: Our TIP – our TIP heroes today show us that individual action can lead to some astounding results. For example, …

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Harder truths about Security Bond

Sophia Tsang/ In a letter to Today, MOM made a declaration regarding the Security Bond. ("Truth about the Security Bond" June 25 2011 ): It is aimed at ensuring that employers remain responsible for the proper upkeep and maintenance, as well as prompt salary payment to foreign workers It also prevents illegal deployment and ensures the timely repatriation of foreign workers. …

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