Monthly Archives: September 2017

UN Human Rights Council puts Cambodia under scrutiny ahead of 2018 elections
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

(Bangkok/Geneva, 29 September 2017) In passing its biannual resolution on Cambodia today, the UN Human Rights Council took the additional step of authorising the UN to prepare a report on the country in the next six months, ahead of the July 2018 elections. Read More

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Dr Chee Soon Juan: Mr Tharman, please don’t lecture us about character and integrity
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan wrote an article in which he asked Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam to stop lecture Singaporeans about character and integrity. Dr Chee wrote that nothing is beneath Read More

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DPM Tharman ignores question on non-Chinese Prime Minister
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Nabil is a Public Policy and Global Affairs undergraduate at NTU, whose photo (above) was posted by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in his clarification about gutter politics. Nabil clarified that he did not ask the question about gutter politics but had asked Read More

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A Seismic Loss of Faith
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by Lim Tean When the Prime Minister and his two Deputy Prime Ministers have talked on an almost daily basis about the just concluded shambolic reserved Presidency, you know things must be bad for the People’s Action Party! Internal surveys have probably indicated Read More

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FDW owed 10 months of salary, sent back home after Ministry of Manpower said she must return
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

  On 18 September this year, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) published a post about Listi (*not her real name), a domestic workers from Indonesia, who had 10 months, or more than $5,000 withheld by employer. She had no rest days, and Read More

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IN TIME TO COME: a film that sets you thinking
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

IN TIME TO COME, an adventurous film produced by local director, Tan Pin Pin is showing exclusively at Filmgarde Bugis+ for a short run from Thursday to Sunday. The film’s official write up goes like this, “As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 Read More

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Owner of employment agency with demerit points from MOM, re-opens another company to operate at same location
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A member of public wrote in to The Online Citizen stating the below, “Happen to know that an Employment Agency, Reliable Link Services , a firm opened by PRC specialising in getting S Passes and Employment Passes numbering about 150 for the past Read More

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A Foreign Domestic Worker’s Open Letter to Her Employer: What Your Helper Wants you to Know
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Bhing has been a domestic worker in Singapore for 22 years. On her day off, Bhing volunteers at the helpdesk of HOME, giving advice to fellow domestic workers when they have trouble with their work. Unlike many others, Bhing has had good employers throughout her time Read More

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CPF changes methodology to measure CPF investment made by members but how transparent is the measurement?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

The CPF board has just changed the methodology it uses to measure performance of members’ investments made through Ordinary Account savings so as to have a more rounded view of how they are performing. Besides excluding members with no investments in CPFIS, the new formula Read More

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Part 3 of “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”: Rise of the Single-Person Household
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by Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty and Shannon Aw Qian Tong, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, a three part series on “The Big Singapore Market Upgrade of 2017?”. Previously, in part one and part two of this series, we discussed Read More

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