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Daily Archives: 2017-02-27

HOME: Migrant worker wins salary dispute in Singapore’s High Court

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 tiles in HDB flats. He soon realized that his new company’s salary payment schedule was erratic and …

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UN expert urges action to protect Rohingya population in Myanmar

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 to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar Yanghee Lee said: “the magnitude of violence that these families have witnessed …

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LAMC Productions flamed for shoddy management by Guns N’ Roses concertgoers

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 Singapore’s largest rock show to our shores this evening,” Complaints were mainly about the RFID credits, where …

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MAS establishes council to review Singapore’s Code of Corporate Governance

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 Singapore Exchange (SGX), who also was chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board and chief executive of Singapore …

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SPH signs joint venture agreement with China’s ZBJ Network to develop B2B bilingual online creative services

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) bilingual online creative services platform targeted at Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, Malaysia and other …

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Police arrest 11 men and 5 women suspected in fake bank loans applications

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 bank concerning several individuals loan applications which had given false information on their annual income. After the …

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LawSoc: $2.8m scheme to support law firms adopt technology in law practices

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 fund up to 70 percent of the first-year’s cost for technology products in practice management, online research, …

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