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Daily Archives: 2018-06-18

Skepticism towards Speaker Tan Chuan Jin’s urge to employers, “Do not organise work activities that eat into family time”

Speaking at the Dads' Day Out event held at the Singapore Sports Hub, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin said that employers can help fathers more by being conscious about organising work activities that do not eat into family time. Mr Tan gave the example of employers choosing to organise work activities at 6pm instead of 7.30pm, so that employees can get …

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Do Social Workers see themselves as gatekeepers of the system?

The incident of a senior citizen being denied help by The Ministry of Social and Family (MSF) Development in part because of sporadic donations from a friend has really got me thinking. As a community, Singaporeans are not unkind. Those that are in caring professions such as social work are also likely drawn into it because they have kind and giving natures. …

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Our responsibility towards ex-offenders

by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss I read with a mixture of intrigue, cheer and dismay the letter from Mr Sunny Lee, Director, Media Relations, Community Partnership and Communications Group, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) captioned "Score focused on securing jobs for ex-offenders" published in The Straits Times Forum page on 16 June 2018. INTRIGUE I am intrigued by Mr Lee saying, in reference …

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Why are there so many “unknown” controversial CPF policies and how many more unknown?

I refer to the Central Provident Fund board’s reply “CPF Board procedures on disclosing dead members’ details” to the letters from: Mr Neo Lin Chen (Unable to access CPF statement, June 1; and Having procedures doesn’t mean error-free execution, June 8), Ms Margaret Lee (Transparency, accountability needed when handling CPF money; Forum Online, June 6) and, Mr Young Pak Nang (Will …

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