Daily Archives: 2017-10-03

Local​ ​NGOs​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​joint​ ​report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​UN about​ ​gender​ ​inequalities​ ​in​ ​Singapore

In an unprecedented move, 13 local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have joined forces to submit a report to a United Nations committee about the continuing gender inequalities in Singapore. This follows news reports last week that some women’s organisations were not supporting the coalition report to the UN CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. …

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What is really the Truth?

by Tan Jee Yong I will just like to offer my five cents worth of contribution to all those discussions about the uncertainty that the entire world is facing now. In recent times, it is noticeable that the number of suicide bombings and senseless killings of human beings by terrorists seems to be on the rise. So far it seems that …

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Rehabilitation and reintegrating of long-term stayers at IMH into society

by Apolitical Finally! I am really happy someone is addressing the issue of Long-term Stayers: reintegrating them into society. They are so out of touch with reality! Dr Alex Su, vice-chairman of the medical board at the Institute of Mental Health said some have been staying for 10, 20 years or longer. He said these stayers lead very simple lifestyle …

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Singapore employers look for alternatives to balance rising medical inflation and need for competitive benefits, Mercer

According to the 2017 Singapore Employee Health and Benefits Study conducted by Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB), a partnership between global professional services firms, Mercer and Marsh, employers continue to look for ways of balancing rising healthcare costs with the need to provide competitive benefit packages to attract, engage and retain employees. With the onset of medical inflation, Singapore hospital room rates continue to increase year by …

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