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Daily Archives: 2015-04-01

Foreign PMET number up 77% over last 5 years

According to the Ministry of Manpower [Link], the size of the foreign workforce continues to increase. At the end of last year, the total foreign workforce stood at 1.36 million: The total number of work permit holders is approaching 1 million, of which one-third are construction workers: This untramelled increase has forced the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to adopt a …

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Edz Ello’s case still under investigation: Police

The police are still investigating the case of Filipino Ello Ed Mundsel Bello, it said in a reply to a query on the Singapore Police Force Facebook page. Mr Ello had posted on his Facebook page sometime last year derogatory and inflammatory comments about Singapore and Singaporeans. His posts caused such an uproar among the public that his employer, Tan …

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A gay man’s perspective on Lee Kuan Yew

By Ng Yi-Sheng On Wednesday night, along with thousands of other Singaporeans, I lined up to pay my respects to Lee Kuan Yew. I was a little surprised at myself for doing this – after all, I’ve been involved in countless activist events over the years, few of which the man would have approved of: Against censorship, against the Internal …

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Open letter to Archbishop Goh on eulogy to Lee Kuan Yew

By Stephen Chang Archbishop William Goh’s eulogy on Lee Kuan Yew published on the website of the Singapore Catholic Church on 27 March under the title “The Founding Father as a Befitting Title given to Mr Lee Kuan Yew” was written in his capacity as the Archbishop of Singapore. If the eulogy was written in Archbishop Goh’s private personal capacity I …

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Singapore owned YUEN development launches sale of luxe condo in Cambodia’s city of the future

Bookings outperform expectations at 60 percent with Singaporeans and Overseas investors forming bulk of buyers. YUEN Development Co., Ltd, a Singapore-owned property developer, officially launched the sale of its phase one luxury condominium – La Vie Residences. Located in Chroy Changvar – Cambodia’s city of the future and adjunct to the capital city of Phnom Penh, La Vie Residences is …

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The rainbow after the rain

By Carlton Tan Edits by Howard Lee A eulogy has strange powers. It brings the dead back to life as we listen, enthralled by captivating stories about what he did, who he was, and what he aspired towards. For as long as we listened, Mr Lee Kuan Yew lived; time was suspended and we re-lived his life as the founder …

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The storm Amos Yee raised and why it is clouding our judgement

By Howard Lee Anyone one who says that the public outcry over Amos Yee had anything to do with religious insensitivity has clearly not been listening in on the news the past week. The 17 year-old who posted “an insulting video clip online containing remarks about Mr Lee (Kuan Yew) which was intended to be heard and seen by persons …

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