Daily Archives: 2013-12-14

Foreign Workers Paid Only $2.25 an Hour!

By Han Hui Hui, Leong Sze Hian and Roy Ngerng Yesterday, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam had visited a foreign workers’ dormitory in Yishun and had said that the foreign workers “have no complaints about working conditions, about salaries, about their employers”. It was also reported that, “he also urged the foreign workers to voice …

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 7)

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “Fewer job seekers, more job openings in third quarter of 2013” (Straits Times, Dec 14) and “Slight increase in long-term unemployment rate from 2012” (Today, Dec 14). A world of difference? What a world of difference between the above 2 reports which came out on the same day about the same …

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 6)

By Leong Sze Hian The “big” news – DPS or MRA? I refer to the article “CPF Board to distribute S$29m of surplus from DPS” (Channel NewsAsia, Dec 13). MRA increased to $40,500 It states that “The board also said the Medisave Required Amount (MRA) will be S$40,500 from 1 January 2014, up from the current S$38,500. MRA merged into …

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Some reflections on the Little India riot

By Donald Low In the aftermath of the Little India riot, I have been asked by several people about my views on it. I have resisted writing about the riot as I didn’t think I could add much more to what’s already been said by various more informed commentators. I’m also not particularly familiar with issues related to the welfare …

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