Monthly Archives: October 2012

    A Messy End to a Poorly Implemented Vision
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    Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:50 pmBy Chua Suntong – On 30 September 2012, Minister of Manpower former Brigadier-General (BG) Tan Chuan Jin updated the state of foreign non-resident employment situation in Singapore. The big increase in the non-resident employment originated Read More

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    Amy Cheong & the controversial Foreign Talent policy
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    By Chua Suntong – On Sunday 7 October 2012, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Assistant Director for Membership  Ms Amy Cheong publicly expressed unhappiness on the actions of a certain communal group. The following day, on Monday 8 October 2012 the NTUC leadership Read More

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    A Caring MP for The Residents – Chen Show Mao delivers mobility aids to Paya Lebar residents
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    By Qiyu Jaslyin –   On 6 October 2012, in a joint effort between the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and volunteers from Paya Lebar Division in Aljunied GRC, various forms of mobility aids were distributed to elderly residents living along Hougang Avenue Read More

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    Anti-discrimination laws ought to be put in place
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    By Ghui – The verdict is out on Amy Cheong – she is currently the most vilified woman on the World Wide Web. In 24 hours, she has lost her job and fled Singapore. It has even been unearthed by eager journalists and Read More

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    NCMP Lina Chiam's question discovers more new citizens last year?
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    By Leong Sze Hian – NCMP Mrs Lina Chiam asked the following question in Parliament in May this year:- PERSONS GRANTED SINGAPORE CITIZENSHIP (BREAKDOWN IN FIGURES FOR PRS AND FOREIGNERS)   Mrs Lina Chiam asked the Prime Minister of the number of persons Read More

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    Are NTUC/PCF childcare operators really ‘non-profit’ entities?
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    By TR EMERITUS – Last month, NCMP Yee Jenn Jong of The Workers’ Party outlined an alternative proposal for affordable and good quality childcare by involving all existing operators in a contestable public good model for childcare. He argued that the proposal will Read More

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    ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Forum 13 Oct 2012
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    Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:50 pmPRESS RELEASE The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) is going to be a very important human rights document for the people in ASEAN. Civil Society is engaged, giving feedback. Yet there are questions on whether Read More

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    A Possible Indirect Admission of a Strategic Policy Failure
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    By Chua Suntong – On 25 September 2012, the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) released a 23 page occasional paper on Population & Economy. The report might be categorized into 3 parts. Part 1 from Pages 1 to 9 presented the importance Read More

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    HDB and GIRO deductions
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    By Zephyr Mansor – Letter to the Editor I would like to share my experience with HDB which I hope you would share with the other TOC readers. Last night, I found out that 2/3 of my salary was deducted from my bank Read More

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    TOC’s Response to MOM Statement on Panasonic Singapore foreign workers
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    Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pmBy TOC Team – TOC notes the Ministry of Manpower’s response to our article of 9 October 2012 entitled “Secret tape exposes Panasonic Singapore’s Employement Agent practices” on 10 October 2012 at 7.32 p.m.. TOC Read More

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