Daily Archives: 2018-06-01

Why is there no statistics on number of low-wage workers with no wage increase?

Is 1 in 13 full-time workers still earning below $1,200 something to be proud of?  I refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Report on Wage Practices 2017 released on 30 May. MOM states: “More establishments raised their employee’s wages in 2017 (65%) compared to 2016 (58%). The proportion of establishments that cut total wages fell, from 17% in 2016 to …

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The risks of letting Mahathir be Mahathir in the age of social media

by Augustine Low When Dr Mahathir Mohamad was last the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Lee Hsien Loong was not yet Prime Minister of Singapore, and social media was not yet the phenomenon it is today. But it seems that the Singapore government is treating Dr Mahathir the way it did some 20 years ago: Let Mahathir be Mahathir, let him …

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HSA Alert: ‘Nuvitra’ and ‘Becoli’ sold online found to contain banned substance and potent laxatives

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is alerting members of the public not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Nuvitra’ and ‘BeColi’ sold online as they pose a serious health risk. HSA stated that it has tested the products and found that they contain a banned substance, sibutramine, and potent laxatives: The authprities stated that ‘Nuvitra’ and ‘BeColi’ were marketed …

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Dr Mahathir’s remark on Singaporeans being unhappy, made in good faith

by Willy Sum As I read of reports unfolding by only a few social media outlets about how S’poreans are purportedly “unhappy” with a passing comment made by the new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad on our political situation here, I can’t help but wonder how those minor voices have made it seem like the entire nation is displeased? …

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