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Daily Archives: 2018-10-24

Foodfare’s statement regarding Old Airport Road Hawker Centre contradictory to details stated on its website?

NTUC Foodfare, the agent that manages the Old Airport Road Food Centre, has retaliated against complaints made by hawkers which were made viral by user Gary Ho on Facebook, among which include almost round-the-clock operation hours and various hefty fees imposed against stall owners. Local chocolatier Lim Jialiang has pointed out in a Facebook post that while “Foodfare doesn’t force hawkers …

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Singapore Police Force issues stiff warning against former DBS employee over image depicting torn Singapore flag

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued a stern warning against a former DBS employee who had posted an illustration of a T-shirt with the Singapore flag being torn with the Indian flag underneath online. Responding to queries regarding Avijit Das Patnaik’s case on Tuesday (23 Oct), the police announced: “Following investigations, the police, in consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, …

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Old Airport Road Hawker Centre saga: MP Lim rebuts FB user

A Facebook user, Gary Ho, made a post on his Facebook page yesterday (23 Oct). In his post, Gary recalled how he loves the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre and would even take his foreign friends there to taste good Singaporean hawker food. However, when he recently visited the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, a hawker whom he knows since …

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Women are often hit harder by austerity and cuts: UN expert says

Austerity measures and budget cuts in the social sectors are hitting women the hardest, a UN human rights expert said today, with an increasingly disproportionate amount of unpaid care work falling on the shoulders of women. “Austerity-driven measures and economic reforms tend to negatively affect women more than men,” the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo …

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Global survey reveals FMCG companies’ contribution to plastic pollution crisis

Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporations are a predominant force behind the throwaway economic model driving the plastic pollution crisis, according to a comprehensive sector survey Greenpeace International released today. None of the companies surveyed have plans to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, while the solutions they are exploring will only perpetuate the problem. “We hoped to …

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NTUC allegedly coercing hawkers into signing legal documents in English without a translator present, pressuring them to buy mandatory insurance

A viral Facebook post by Gary Ho on Tuesday (23 Oct) revealed the extent to which hawkers are treated by the management of the hawker centre, and in this particular case, NTUC’s oppressive rules against hawkers at the iconic Old Airport Road Hawker Centre following its takeover was highlighted. Mr Ho recalled: “When I went there yesterday, one of the …

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Study by NTU ranks Singapore as second in terms of fare affordability out of 12 cities

Singapore ranked second in terms of fare affordability, across 12 major cities, which is measured as the proportion of disposable household income spent on public transport for the second quintile household group, reported the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Tuesday (23 October). The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was commissioned by the council to conduct an international benchmarking study to understand the latest …

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