Daily Archives: 2019-01-16

Malaysia to remain “steadfast in negotiating”, refuses to “compromise our interests”: Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah on bilateral disputes with Singapore

Malaysia will remain “steadfast in negotiating” with Singapore regarding the bilateral territorial disputes concerning Johor’s airspace and the maritime area off Tuas in order to safeguard the former’s sovereignty and independence, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. Datuk Saifuddin told reporters after a press conference at Wisma Putra, Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday (16 Jan): “What is most important …

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Migrant domestic workers in Singapore working in conditions akin to forced labour according to new report

In a report by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Hong Kong-based anti-human trafficking organisation Liberty Shared, the top three problems that foreign domestic workers faced in Singapore were overwork, verbal abuse, and salary related disputes. However, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) rebutted the findings, saying that it “does not accurately reflect the employment and working conditions of …

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Grab drivers perceive GrabHitch’s number masking feature as an epic fail

On 9 January, Grab launched number masking feature for GrabHitch as part of the e-hailing app’s Safer Everyday campaign. This feature hides the actual mobile number and shows a virtual number instead during SMS/call for both drivers and riders. After a week of launching this feature, many Grab drivers poured their unhappiness over this on social media. As such, a …

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