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Daily Archives: 2012-02-06

Construction workers strike at Tampines

Over a hundred mostly Bangladeshi workers went on strike today at a construction site in Tampines Industrial Street 62, over a dispute of unpaid salaries. Sunway Concrete Products (S) Pte Ltd are the main contractors, and Techcom Construction & Trading Pte Ltd is the sub-contractor of the construction site for HDB flats. On Monday, 6 February 2012 at 8am, instead …

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SOS Bukit Brown – sorry to hear Tan Chuan-Jin's priorities

The following is a media release by SOS Bukit Brown in response to Minister of State Tan Chuan-Jin’s note 'Bukit Brown...work in progress': In response to Minister of State, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin’s note posted on Friday, 3 February 2012 at 17:42. SOS Bukit Brown stand by the position of our petition and we reiterate the need for a fundamental review and open …

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Construction workers strike at Tampines

~by: Cheong Yaoming UPDATE: The following is a response from Ministry of Manpower on this case: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) was alerted by the Police this morning of an incident involving around 200 work permit holders employed by Sunway Concrete Products (S) Pte Ltd and Techcom Construction & Trading Pte Ltd over unpaid salaries since November 2011. MOM’s officers …

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Remembering Dr Toh Chin Chye

~by: Dr Wong Wee Nam~ I cannot forget his kind gesture. It was the morning after the 1997 General Election. I had come back at 2 am after the results had been announced that my team had lost. I went straight to bed. At 8 am, the phone rang and woke me up. At the other end was the familiar …

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Toh Chin Chye and Lee Kuan Yew were cut from the same cloth

~by: Ravi Philemon~ With the passing away of Dr Toh Chin Chye, many have come forward to express gratitude for his immense contribution to the country. Some from the opposition and the civil society also have expressed their admiration for him. Mr Chiam See Tong for example paid tribute to him saying, "I admire Dr Toh for how he fought …

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