Daily Archives: 2017-02-27

HOME: Migrant worker wins salary dispute in Singapore’s High Court
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

by: Jamie Tan, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) Wu Jianhua first came to Singapore to work in 2008, from his hometown Taizhou in Jiangsu Province in China. In March 2015, he took on a new job at a local construction company, laying Read More

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UN expert urges action to protect Rohingya population in Myanmar
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

GENEVA (27 February) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar is calling for urgent action by the Government there to end the suffering of the Rohingya population in the country. Speaking at the end of a four-day visit Read More

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LAMC Productions flamed for shoddy management by Guns N’ Roses concertgoers
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Facebook page of LAMC Productions was filled with complaints from Guns N’ Roses concertgoers after attending the rock band’s sold-out concert on Saturday (25 February) which was held at Changi Exhibition Centre. LAMC Productions wrote on its Facebook post, “We’re so proud to have brought Read More

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Singaporean wife of British man allegedly deported by UK govt to prevent legal action
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A 52-year-old Singaporean grandmother has been deported to Singapore with just £12 (S$20) in her pocket, after fighting for her right to stay with her family in Britain for more than 20 years. Irene Clennell, who is married to a British man and has Read More

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MAS establishes council to review Singapore’s Code of Corporate Governance
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Monday (27 Feb), that it has set up a Corporate Governance Council to review the Code of Corporate Governance (CG Code). The Council will be chaired by Mr Chew Choon Seng, former Chairman of the Read More

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DPM Teo Chee Hean makes official visit to Beijing with govt officials from 26 to 28 February
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean is making an official visit to Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, from 26 to 28 February 2017 at the invitation of Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau Read More

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SPH signs joint venture agreement with China’s ZBJ Network to develop B2B bilingual online creative services
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) signed a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with ZBJ Network, Inc., China’s largest online creative services platform on Sunday (26 February). SPH said that under the JVA, both companies will develop the first of its kind B2B (Business to Business) Read More

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Police arrest 11 men and 5 women suspected in fake bank loans applications
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Sixteen people; eleven men and five women, were arrested last week for their suspected involvement in fake bank loans applications, defrauding a bank of more than S$189,000. . Police said on 27 Feb that it had received a report in early February from a Read More

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LawSoc: $2.8m scheme to support law firms adopt technology in law practices
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A new Government scheme to support lawyers to adopt technology in law practices is launched today (27 Feb). A joint statement from the MinLaw, the Law Society of Singapore (LawSoc) and Spring Singapore, said the 2.8 million Tech Start for Law program will Read More

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Racism in Singapore? What it feels like to be an Indian girl in NUS Business School
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

An Indian girl shares her experience of alleged racism in the Business School in National University of Singapore (NUS) on her blog. In her blog, she wrote that she had had the unpleasant happenings all through her childhood of being a minority person Read More

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