Daily Archives: 2015-03-09

Were PAP town councils overpaying their managing agents by up to 100%?

By Andrew Loh Some interesting information has emerged from a reply by the Minister of National Development (MND) to a question by Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP), Sylvia Lim, last week. Ms Lim, who is also the chairman of the WP-run Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC), had asked Minister Khaw Boon Wan for the managing agents (MA) for …

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HOME – Less than half of foreign domestic workers given weekly days off

Around one quarter of foreign domestic workers surveyed have poor mental health: HOME – Less than half are given weekly days off More than 2 out of every 10 foreign domestic workers (24%) who were surveyed in a new research by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) suffer from poor mental health. This is more severe than earlier findings …

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Beware of Parliament

By Teo Soh Lung Re-reading the press release of the Law Society of Singapore on the Newspaper and Printing Presses Amendment Bill 1986 brought back many memories. Its president, Francis Seow was the first and last president to have the gumption to comment in public about an unreasonable law that gravely affected freedom of speech and expression. ( Read here …

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