Daily Archives: 2014-03-24

Lesson from MH370: “Go easy on the anti-foreigner” rhetoric, says ST editor

In his piece for the Straits Times over the weekend, Warren Fernandez made a pitch for Singaporeans to “go easy” on the “anti-foreigner ‘Singaporean first’ rhetoric” which he says “has become so popular these days.” Fernandez was writing his views about the Malaysian government’s handling of the disappearance of Malaysia Airline flight MH370, which has captured the world’s attention – …

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Five notes from The Malayan Forum

By Sudhir Thomas Vadeketh Sudhir is the authour of the book “Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore” an was an editor of the Economist Intelligence Unit. He is currently working on his second book, tentatively titled “From Kerala to Shaolin”. This post first appeared on his blog, and we thank Sudhir for allowing us to republish it here. …

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Manpower director makes incredible claims about how well migrant workers are treated by ministry

On 18 March 2014, Mr Kevin Teoh, the Divisional director of MOM’s foreign manpower management division, testified at the Committee of Inquiry into the riot in Little India in December. Mr Teoh made four basic claims in his testimony, namely: 1.  There are no abandoned foreign workers; 2.  Out-of-work foreign workers can seek alternative employment (subject to permission); 3.  MOM …

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