fbpx

Daily Archives: 2017-11-28

Veteran Singapore social worker charged with public order offenses

Statement issued by Community Action Network Veteran Singapore human rights defender, Jolovan Wham, was today detained by the Singapore police. The prominent social worker, educated at Singapore’s National University, was the founding Executive Director of HOME, a Singaporean NGO dealing with low-waged migrant labour issues. Wham attended at Central Police Station this morning and was detained then. He was released …

Read More »

Plea for information of missing woman with suicidal intention

A Facebook user, Ling Law, wrote on her Facebook post pleaded for any information regarding her missing friend Ms Charmaine Teo Xiu Hui who has been missing since 21 November 2017 about 9.30 pm. Ms Law wrote that her friend is suffering from family issue and stress at work and she left a suicidal note before leaving the house. Ms Law …

Read More »

M Ravi pleads guilty for assaulting lawyer Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss

Non-practising lawyer Ravi Madasamy, better known as M Ravi, pleaded guilty in court on Monday (27 November) to assaulting lawyer Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss in August this year. Mr Ravi, 48, admitted to assaulting the 54-year-old woman at about 11 am on 8 August her office which located in the seventh-storey corridor at The Adelphi, causing her to fall, which later resulted …

Read More »

Activist to be charged for various offences in court

The Police has informed through a press release that they will be charging Jolovan Wham, a well-known labour and human-rights activist in Court on Wednesday (29 November 2017) for organising public assemblies without a police permit under the Public Order Act, an offence of vandalism under the Vandalism Act, and for refusing to sign his statements under the Penal Code. The …

Read More »

MSF calls on Papua New Guinea authorities to grant its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Island Transit Centres

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to give its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees at their two current locations (Hillside Haus and West Lorengau Transit Centres), to assess their conditions and provide essential medical care as appropriate. On Friday 24 November, PNG police removed the refugees and asylum seekers …

Read More »

Minister Josephine Teo appointed as new president of HomeTeamNS

HomeTeamNs, the non-profit group that serves operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) from the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force, has appointed its new president, Ms Josephine Teo, the first woman to lead this group. Ms Teo, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, the Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs, took over this position from Minister for Social and …

Read More »

Settling-in Programme (SIP) for new foreigners on work permit

Minister for Manpower, Mr Lim Swee Say announced plans to implement a mandatory Settling-in Programme (SIP) for new foreigners on work permit. This was announced during Mr Lim's speech at an appreciation dinner organised by MOM for more than 300 partners comprising employers, dormitory operators, non-government organisations (NGOs) or GONGOs (government-organised NGOs), employment agency representatives and Foreign Worker Ambassadors. Similar to the …

Read More »