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Daily Archives: 2013-11-10

From Harrying Long-Haired Men to Embracing Casinos

By Singapore Armchair Critic In 1984, Japanese musician Kitaro canceled his two sold-out shows in Singapore one day before the scheduled date. Defying Singapore immigration’s order to chop off his tresses as a condition for entering the country, Kitaro coolly hopped on the next flight back to Narita with his entourage of band and crew in tow. Recalled the New Age musician, …

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600 employers caught in 1 year – not a single one prosecuted?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “600 employers denied workers basic rights: MOM” (Channel NewsAsia, Nov 9). 600 employers caught cheating? The report states that workers of some 600 employers was denied  of their basic employment rights in the past year — such as not being paid for overtime work, or not being given medical leave. More than …

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MediShield Life panel: Video on healthcare issues

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “MediShield Life: Panel to examine key issues” (Sunday Times, Nov 10). It states that “It’s important for us to discuss this very thoroughly and very carefully so that we can address all the issues and look into all the concerns of Singaporeans,” he (Health Minister) said.” In this connection, you may …

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