Daily Archives: 2013-08-10

Inappropriate chinese dance for National Day observance ceremony?

By Terry Xu The above video shows a chinese dance performed during the National Day observance ceremony in Teck Gwee Primary school. This video has been circulating around on social media attracting plenty of comments posted to question the appropriateness of the dance for the ceremony. A netizen posted a videolink on facebook, with the comment, “I came across this disturbing …

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Alternative National Day Celebration at Hong Lim Park

By Terry Xu About 700 people turned up at Hong Lim Park to celebrate National Day’s 48th Birthday in a pretty different way from the official National Day celebrations attended by 30,000 people held not too far away at the Marina Bay floating platform. What is so different? Plenty of speeches from speakers about how they feel about Singapore instead of songs, …

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Relook at placement fees for foreign workers borne by themselves

By William Lim The Philippines is temporarily stopping the deployment of her citizens to Singapore as domestic workers from Sept 2013 due to disagreement to the placement fees foot by the domestic workers themselves. Over the years, local employers has been spoilt for choices for foreign workers without incurring extra cost to hire them (Be it domestic workers or otherwise) as all the …

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Major problems can be traced back to NEA?

By Leong Sze Hian If you are one of the over 60,000 low-wage local cleaners or their family members, I’m sure you will be heartened to read the articles “Government to play bigger role in building fair and just society” and “MPs cheer push to narrow inequality” (Straits Times, Aug 9), on National Day. Department of Cleanliness?  I refer to …

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