Daily Archives: 2015-06-12

The upskirt scourge – time for tougher action

In what seems to be an increasing number of such offences, another man has been found guilty of taking upskirt video of a woman and insulting her modesty. Gan Wey Ian, 20, was also charged for possessing more than 1,100 obscene films. He has been sentenced to 15 months supervised probation. According to Channel Newsasia: “On Oct 10, 2014, Gan …

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Causeway jam – separate queues for holiday goers and working people?

My husband travels in and out of Johor, Mondays to Fridays every week. He is working for a Singapore-based company that has a few manufacturing plants in Johore and my husband is heading these plants. Although he is travelling everyday for work, he queues for entry and exit with all others entering Johor, especially holiday goers. The jam is long …

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Shocking findings by NUS – 9 in 10 Bangladeshi workers fed “unhygienic” food

There are “more than 100,000” Bangladeshi male adults workers in Singapore, and that more than nine in ten of them are fed unhygienic food, a National University of Singapore research centre study has found. The survey by the Center For Culture-Centered Approach To Research And Evaluation (CARE), in partnership with non-governmental organisation Healthserve, was conducted over a two year period, …

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Christians to wear white for Pink Dot again

LoveSingapore, a network of about 100 churches, has called on members to turn up for services over the weekend dressed in white, which will also mart the Pink Dot event at Hong Lim Park organised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community in Singapore. Network chairman and Faith Community Baptist Church senior pastor Lawrence Khong was quoted by …

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Actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

He played memorable villains such as Count Dracula in Prince of Darkness, Francisco Scaramanga in James Bond – The Man with the Golden Gun,  Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and Count Dooku in Star Wars, in an acting career that spanned almost 70 years. That came to an end as Sir Christopher Lee was reported …

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TWC2: 59% of foreign domestic workers do not get a weekly day off

By TWC2 Government legislation has helped improve foreign domestic workers’ access to compensation in lieu of a day off, but 59% of foreign domestic workers in Singapore still do not get a weekly day off. To mark International Domestic Workers’ Day (16 June 2015), Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) publishes a new report: ‘The Right to Rest: The effectiveness of …

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Removing the mandatory death penalty as a first step towards full abolition

By Kirsten Han A workshop session at the first Asian Congress of Death Penalty in Kuala Lumpur agreed on Thursday that the mandatory death penalty could be the low-hanging fruit for the abolitionist movement, and that its removal would be a step towards getting rid of capital punishment. Professor Chan Wing Cheong, associate professor at the School of Law at …

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Filipino divers draw laughs but proud of representing country

A video of their dives has gone viral and attracted more than 1.2 million views so far, prompting the Philippines sports authorities to demand explanations from their coach. Filipino divers John David Pahoyo and John Elmerson Fabriga bombed so badly in their 3-metre springboard diving finals during the SEA Games competition on Thursday that they have become the butt of …

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