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Daily Archives: 2018-12-05

SDP member Khung Wai Yeen: PM Lee suing Leong Sze Hian over sharing article akin to “suing” an “auntie who fell prey to a scammer” for scamming

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's act of suing blogger Leong Sze Hian for defamation over the latter's sharing of a Facebook post is akin to suing an "auntie, who fell prey to a scammer, for scam because she unknowingly roped in her friends on that "good deal" she found", said Singapore Democratic Party member Khung Wai Yeen. In a Facebook post …

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Nas Daily loves Singapore’s new smoking ban in Orchard Road

Social media vlogger Nas Daily is back at it with another video on Singapore, this time praising the islands strict smoking ban. The one-minute video shows an enthusiastic Nas talking about Singapore upcoming smoking ban is the Orchard Road area, one of Singapore’s most popular shopping districts. Earlier this year, Nas found himself in hot soup after releasing a few …

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Singapore ranks second most powerful passport after UAE

Singapore' passport has fallen to the second place in the 2018 Passport Index, behind the United Arab Emirates passport as the world’s most powerful passport. Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital ranks the world’s passports by the cross-border access they bring, assigning a score to each nation's passport according to the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free or with visa on …

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Australian Federal Senator reveals in Parliament the “tragic underbelly” of Singapore’s prosperity, Singaporean social worker Jolovan Wham’s efforts in championing migrant workers’ rights

There is a "tragic underbelly" in Singapore amidst the Republic's economic prosperity, said Labour Party Senator for Tasmania and Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate Mrs Anne Urquhart, and that is "the plight of the one million low-wage migrant workers" hailing from "developing countries across Asia". Speaking in the House of Senate in the Australian Parliament on 13 Nov, Senator Urquhart …

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Has this poor 79 year old man literally worked himself to death?

News reports of a 79 year old man who has apparently died in his flat tugs at my heart strings and reminds me of everything that we as a society have to do better at. This man represents to me, all the failings of our society. According to neighbour, Mr Luo, the deceased had been working as a cleaner at …

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30-yr-old woman sentenced to 3 years and 9 months imprisonment for cheating offences

A 30-year-old Singaporean female was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months' imprisonment for cheating offences when he was working as the Assistant Manager of UE ServiceCorp Singapore. According to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in a press release on Tuesday (4 December), Ng Shu Jun was involved in a cheating scheme devised by Linda Lee, a former Vice-President (Asset Management) of …

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Daniel Thong: “You know an industry is broken when the government has to step in to tell the industry to pay their workers at least S$1000 a month.”

An industry is considered "broken" when the government needs to intervene in order to get employers to pay their workers "at least S$1000 a month", according to co-founder of co-founder of cleaning start-up Nimbus Daniel Thong, and "cleaning is broken in this industry". Referring to what Temasek Holdings chairman and former labour chief Lim Boon Heng said earlier in the same roundtable discussion …

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