Daily Archives: 2019-04-26

NUS Students’ Union “extremely disappointed” with town hall meeting regarding on-campus sexual misconduct

Despite lauding the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s swift response to its students’ call to convene a town hall meeting regarding on-campus sexual misconduct on Thu (25 Apr), the university’s Students’ Union (NUSSU) was “extremely disappointed” by how the meeting was held. The NUSSU Executive Committee highlighted in a Facebook post on Fri (26 Apr) that the meeting “did not …

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Education Minister empowers students, echoes their calls for change of policy on sexual misconduct – but will that actually happen?

When a student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Monica Baey came forward about being sexually harassed and the frustrations she faced during the investigation process and her disappointment over the subsequent punishment that was meted out by the University on the perpetrator, there was collective public outcry. The loudest voices were those of her fellow students who were …

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The Monica Baey saga disturbing on many levels

by James Leong The Monica Baey saga disturbs me on many levels, especially how the university’s counsellors responded to their students’ cries for help. According to a Yahoo report, a student said a counsellor told her not to speak up in public after she was interrogated by two male staff and one female staff. No psychologist was brought in and she was …

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200 pupils affected by gastroenteritis outbreak at Zhenghua Primary School; MOH and SFA jointly investigating incident

Zhenghua Primary School was hit by the latest gastroenteritis outbreak last week, resulting in two hospitalisations and more than 200 pupils developing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. In a joint statement on Thu (25 Apr), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said that the pupils who were hospitalised have since been …

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Singaporean employees prefer instant feedback from their manager compared to the traditional yearly job performance reviews: Randstad Singapore

As the working environment changes and working relationships become more informal, Randstad – one of the world’s largest HR solution agencies – found out in its survey that real-time feedback is finding its way more into the workforce these days as it gives employees a chance to ask for new growth opportunities as they present themselves, or raise any red …

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NUS students call for more accountability and security, management redirects questions to review committee

More than 500 students flocked to the auditorium in the Stephen Riady Centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS) yesterday evening (25 April) with the expectations of having their voices heard regarding their concerns about sexual misconduct and have them addressed through NUS’ investigation and disciplinary procedures. The town halll — led by Vice-Provost (Student Life) Florence Ling, Associate …

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PM Lee: Online falsehoods to ‘manipulate opinions, influence elections’ will be checked

In a speech at the 29th Inter-Pacific Bar Association conference yesterday (25 Apr), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that online falsehoods attempting to ‘manipulate opinions, influence elections’ will be tackled by the recent proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill, which was tabled in Parliament earlier this month. The second reading of the Bill is expected to take …

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Fake news bills and ASEAN human rights declaration

by Teo Soh Lung This is really crazy. I have read so many statements urging the Singapore government to reconsider, amend or withdraw the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill tabled before parliament on 1 April 2019. I wish the government was merely playing an April Fool’s joke. But no, it is dead serious in wanting to see the …

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High Court to extend Hyflux’s debt moratorium until end of May; Maybank issues letter of demand over $509mil payments

The Singapore High Court has extended beleaguered water treatment firm and genco Hyflux’s debt moratorium until the end of next month on 24 May as the company seeks to secure a new white knight investor in a race against the prospect of liquidation. The extension was granted upon Hyflux merely days before the original expiry date of Hyflux’s court protection …

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