Daily Archives: 2013-12-13

Riots and Wages in Singapore: Part 1

By Roy Ngerng and Leong Sze Hian Last Sunday night, a riot took place in Singapore for the first time in 44 years. According to Charan Bal, a university lecturer who recently completed a PhD on migrant labour politics in Singapore, Tensions have been brewing for quite a while, and I believe these were sparked off by this bus accident. There …

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Temporary ban of alcohol and stoppage of ferry service at Little India

By Terry Xu This weekend, there will be an alcohol ban in Little India this weekend and suspension of 25 private bus services which ferry workers back and forth from their dormitories and Little India. Within the area shown in the map below, the Public Order (Preservation) Act will allow police officers to take action against anyone consuming alcohol in …

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Why visit workers during their free time?

By Gangasudhan Over the past two days Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs, K Shanmugam, has been making special visits to a handful of dormitories to speak to some foreign workers who hail from Tamil Nadu, India, to supposedly allay their fears regarding possible repercussion with regard to their employment status and length of stay here in Singapore. While this …

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