Daily Archives: 2018-03-05

MHA: 58 year-old naturalised citizen to be deprived of Singapore citizenship

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”). According to MHA, Davies, a businessman, obtained Singapore citizenship (SC) by registration in 2002.  At the point …

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Number of companies blacklisted for not hiring SGs jumps 100% – they say SGs “unable or unwilling” to work

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 list last year. Minister Lim said that these companies have the “pre-conceived ideas” that local professionals, managers …

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Salary cap to be removed so that all employees covered under Employment Act

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 for basic terms and working conditions, currently covers workers earning S$4,500 or below. The minister stated that the …

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Enforcement of service hours restriction on massage parlours is slothful work by authorities

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 Licensing Framework 2018 introduced via the Massage Establishments Bill passed through Parliament in 2017. Some owners of the massage parlours …

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Lim Tean: Budget 2018 is an immoral budget

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 is a window on the soul of the government, because it tells us in mathematical terms what …

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Distasteful clash over what should have been a sensible debate on GST hike

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 the Members of Parliament: This impudence, intolerance, bullying, belittling etc towards Opposition MPs must stop! It reinforces …

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