Daily Archives: 2015-06-23

Shoes washed in food stall sink – Kopitiam sacks worker

Foodcourt chain, Kopitiam, has dismissed the worker whose act of washing her shoes in a kitchen basin at a food stall went viral online. In a post on its Facebook page on Tuesday, Kopitiam apologised for the incident. “With regard to the incident in our food court located at NUH, we would like to apologize for this unpleasant encounter. Please …

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SMRT CEO paid $2.2m to $2.5m – a multifold jump in three years?

The pay of the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) may have increased by as much as five-folds since 2012. In its latest annual report (2015), SMRT reports that Mr Desmond Kuek, who became the company’s president and CEO in October 2012, receives a remuneration package which range between $2,250,000 and $2,499,999. This compares with …

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Amos in remand – a mother’s perspective

By Kirsten Han Supporters and journalists who showed up at the State Courts early Tuesday morning expecting a sentence and closure to the Amos Yee saga found themselves bitterly disappointed. There was a two-hour wait with little to do but watch both the prosecution and the defence go in and out of chambers to speak with the judge. There were …

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Singapore: Exonerate 16-year-old blogger

Singapore authorities should exonerate a 16-year-old convicted for a blog and video post about the death of Singapore’s founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, Human Rights Watch said today. Amos Yee Pang Sang has a sentencing hearing on June 23, 2015, and faces up to three years in prison or 18 months in a juvenile detention center. On May 12 …

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Food stall worker washes shoes in basin at stall

IN a short clip of what appears to be the desserts and fruits stall at Kopitiam at the National University of Singapore (NUH), a staff member of the stall is seen washing her shoes with a brush in the basin which presumably is for washing dishes or vegetables and fruits. After scrubbing her shoes, the staff member later placed the …

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Kidney failure, diabetes, cancer all up – S’pore getting more sick

In the last one and half months, three sets of statistics make for grim reading – as far as the nation’s health is concerned. In May, there was this headline: According to the Straits Times’ report, every five hours, one person in Singapore needs a transplant or has to start dialysis. “Last year, about 1,730 people lost the use of …

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