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Daily Archives: 2014-06-11

Roy Ngerng’s termination: “Sub judice” and “due process”?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) statement on the termination of Roy Ngerng’s contract of employment. It states that “In particular, they cannot defame someone else without basis, which essentially means knowingly stating a falsehood to the public”. Don’t you find these remarks rather puzzling? How did or could TTSH have come to the …

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M Ravi: Regrettable for MOH to issue public statement in support of dismissal

Lawyer M Ravi, representing blogger Roy Ngerng has issued a public statement expressing regret in response to the media statements made by Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and the Ministry of Health (MOH). M Ravi states that his client is currently being privately sued for defamation by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and said, “pending a final judgement of the Singapore Courts …

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Singapore assumes chairmanship of ASEAN SME working group

Singapore has assumed the chairmanship of the ASEAN SME Working Group (ASEAN SMEWG), taking over from Myanmar. The chairmanship lasts for a year, from June 2014 to June 2015. SPRING Singapore’s Deputy Chief Executive, Mr Ted Tan, is Singapore’s representative on the body. This appointment comes at a crucial time as the ASEAN member states gear up for the realisation …

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Singapore agrees to facilitate trade among WTO members

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has announced that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been notified that Singapore will implement all the operational provisions of the WTO’s Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF) immediately when the ATF comes into force. The ATF is an agreement among WTO Members that aims to reduce redtape in cross-border trade by simplifying the customs and …

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Citizen-centric productivity thoughts from abroad

By Douglas Chow, Empower Advisory Pte Ltd As a former team leader with the Ministry of Trade and Industry tasked with cutting business red tape in Singapore, I have great passion in making things better and easier, always keeping in mind a way to strike a meaningful balance between the interests of all stakeholders. Our government has been urgently encouraging small …

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Roy Ngerng’s sacking – “politically motivated”?

The employer of blogger Roy Ngerng, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) announced on 10 June that it has terminated Mr Roy Ngerng’s contract with immediate effect. TTSH claimed that this was due to Ngerng’s conduct which it deemed “incompatible with the values and standards expected of employees”, and for misusing resources at work to pursue “personal and non-job-related interests”. Ngerng …

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LTA contract awardee charged for breach of Employment Act

By Howard Lee Last month, the Ministry of Manpower issued a media release to identify five companies in the construction sector that have been charged under the Employment Act (EA), one of which has been awarded a S$368 million contract by the Land Transport Authority. The announcement by MOM, issued on 5 May 2014, indicated that: “These cases came to light …

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