Daily Archives: 2016-11-15

Open letter from AWARE to Sanggar Mustika about its “Bridal Bootcamp” video

AWARE wrote an open letter to Sanggar Mustika and Ustadzah Su’aidah regarding a “Bridal Bootcamp” video that addresses a group of women (presumably about to get married) about the “dos and don’ts” of being a wife. Sanggar Mustika is a wedding planning service company, catering largely to the Malay community. The video shows the rules emphasised female subservience and male …

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Trial for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening to be held in three public hospitals from 2017

The National University Hospital (NUH) will be leading the trial of Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) to identify chromosomal abnormalities in embryos created through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) which will start next year. This was stated by Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor during the Parliament last week that the Government has given its approval. There will be three public hospitals which will …

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Singaporean businesswoman found dead at hotel in Hong Kong

A Singaporean businesswoman, Ms Linda Koh (36), who was respected and well-liked among the community, was found unconscious in her hotel room in Hong Kong on Saturday (12 Nov) and later declared dead in the Queen Mary hospital. Shin Min Daily News reported that Ms Koh had arrived in Hong Kong on Wednesday (9 Nov) and was scheduled to fly back …

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MOE: Various measures to better prepare SPED students for employment

Ministry of Education (MOE) has put in place various measures to better prepare students in Special Education (SPED) schools for employment, said Mr Ng Chee Meng, the (then) Acting Minister for Education (Schools) in the Thirteenth Parliament session, in response to MP (Tampines GRC) Mr Desmond Choo’ question. Mr Desmond Choo has asked the Acting Minister for Education (Schools): What …

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How do you survive a major pay cut in Singapore?

By SingSaver.com.sg If your salary takes a hit in 2016, follow these steps to survive a drastic pay cut in Singapore. First published on 30 March 2016. Updated on 10 November 2016. Everyone wants to get a raise, and there are some indicators that pay raises will happen in 2016. But with layoffs on the rise, some experienced and highly trained …

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No change in number of dengue infected cases for three weeks

National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that there were a slightly hike in numbers on dengue cases this week which saw 86 patients diagnosed. This weekly figure is only a case higher than last week. As of 3 pm on 14 November, it said that another 16 cases were reported. The total people infected with dengue have reached 12,625 cases. …

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