Daily Archives: 2018-03-05

    MHA: 58 year-old naturalised citizen to be deprived of Singapore citizenship
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced the deprivation of Mick Davies, a 58-year-old naturalised Singapore Citizen of PRC origin on Monday (5 March) The Notice of Proposed Deprivation of Citizenship was served under Article 133(1) of the Constitution (“Notice of Proposed Deprivation”). Read More

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    Lesson from prison: How political persecution keeps the ideals of democracy alive
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    This opinion piece is part of the Silver Lining Series written by members of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an organization of liberal and democratic parties in Asia, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this 2018. By Leila M. De Lima Read More

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    Number of companies blacklisted for not hiring SGs jumps 100% – they say SGs “unable or unwilling” to work
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In Parliament today (5 Mar), Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say revealed that some 500 companies have been placed on a government watch list for not doing enough to hire Singaporeans. This number has increased by 100% from the 250 companies placed on the Read More

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    Salary cap to be removed so that all employees covered under Employment Act
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say has announced during Parliament on Monday (5 March) that the Employment Act will be extended to cover all employees, except for public servants, foreign domestic workers and seafarers who are protected under industry-specific legislation. The laws, which provides Read More

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    Enforcement of service hours restriction on massage parlours is slothful work by authorities
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    From March 1, massage parlours with CaseTrust accreditation or which conduct their services in plain view will have their operating hours restricted from 7am to 10.30pm.  Those without the CaseTrust accreditation have to abide by even shorter hours: from 10am to 10.30pm. This is in accordance to the Massage Establishments Read More

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    Deeply troubled by Minister of Defence’s disclosure that Singapore will send more forces to Iraq
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Simon Lim I am deeply troubled by Minister of Defence, Ng Eng Hen’s disclosure that Singapore will send more forces later this year to help the American led coalition in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Terrorism, Read More

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    Lim Tean: Budget 2018 is an immoral budget
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Below is the transcript of the speech given by lawyer and politician, Lim Tean at Hong Lim Park on 3 March 2018, for the protest against GST hike. My friends, a governments budget is a moral statement, it is a moral document. It Read More

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    Distasteful clash over what should have been a sensible debate on GST hike
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Chua Seng Chwee (In regards to the exchange between Minister of Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam and MP for Aljunied GRC, Sylvia Lim on 1 March) – My take as a Concerned Senior Citizen who has eaten more salt than any of Read More

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