Daily Archives: 2016-04-12

HOME rescued two migrant workers from forced repatriation within just one night

On 7 April, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Organisation for Migrant Economics (HOME), Jolovan Wham was faced with two foreign workers being sent back to their homelands without receiving their salary from their respective employers. Founded in 2014, HOME is a non-profit organisation committed to providing aid for migrant workers in Singapore, especially those who are abused or exploited. HOME …

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Strong yen pressures Nikkei, weak dollar boosts commodities

By Margaret Yang, CMC Market Equities –Asian markets were mixed yesterday. The Topix was down 0.61% as the yen re-tested its 17-month low of 107.64 and then finished the day at 107.95 against the greenback. A stronger yen is putting pressure on company earnings in a market that is dominated by exporters. This, together with rising doubts about Abenomics which …

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A firefighter’s passion to provide education for thousands of Pakistan’s poor

Featured by Aljazeera in its video, the international media outlet tells the story of how firefighter Mohammed Ayub takes on a second role as a teacher for children from the slums. In Pakistan’s capital Islamabad After work each day, Mohammed Ayub or affectionally known as “Master Ayub” cycles to a park near the Pakistan Parliament, which doubles as a classroom, to …

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Ho Ching apologises on Facebook for her “monkey post”

While some were calling for restraint and some calling for more popcorns in yesterday’s drama between the two descendants of Singapore’s much revered politician, late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Dr Lee Wei Ling and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, (read more) an unexpected post came from Mr Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching. In the same late afternoon that PM Lee …

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