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Daily Archives: 2015-12-14

Domestic worker lost 20kgs after being starved for 15 months

A Singaporean couple is on trial for allegedly starving their Filipina domestic worker while employed under the two. Ms Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, had worked for the couple for almost 1.5 years before she escaped from the condominium. She lost 20kgs from her intital weight of 49kg in January 2013 to 29kg. when she escaped from the condominium she worked …

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Dengue fever cluster persist in Tampines Ave 4 over a month

From Outbreak.SGcharts.SG A dengue cluster along Tampines Ave 4 have persisted over a month since 9 November with a total of 109 cases, of which 25 were reported in the last 2 weeks. A dengue cluster indicates a locality with active transmission where intervention is targeted.  It is formed when two or more cases have onset within 14 days and are …

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Talent galore at the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition

Two Bangladeshi migrant workers and an Indonesian domestic worker nabbed the top three prizes at the finals of the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition held at the National Library on Sunday. 38-year-old Zakir Hossain Khokon won the top spot, an honour he had also received in 2014 at the inaugural Migrant Worker Poetry Competition. His poem, entitled "I am sorry", dealt …

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