Daily Archives: 2016-04-12

HOME rescued two migrant workers from forced repatriation within just one night
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

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 Read More

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Strong yen pressures Nikkei, weak dollar boosts commodities
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Experiences of war at Singapore’s largest cemetery detailed in new book WWII @ Bukit Brown
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

WWII @ Bukit Brown features a multitude of stories, essays and poems on a vital part of Singapore’s history, with individual and familial points of view on the Japanese Occupation in the Second World War with a focus on those who were interred Read More

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A firefighter’s passion to provide education for thousands of Pakistan’s poor
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

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 Read More

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Ho Ching apologises on Facebook for her “monkey post”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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