Daily Archives: 2019-06-12

Local man sues Malaysia’s Immigration Department for RM2.67 million over ‘unlawful arrest’ and ‘degrading treatment’ during detention

A Singaporean man, who is a retired teacher and a well-known musician, is suing Malaysia’s Immigration Department for RM2.67 million over his 37-day detention in an over-crowded and badly-maintained cell. Puis Gilbert Louis, who will turn 68 next month, said that his nightmare started when the immigration officers raided his house in Johor Bahru on 9 October 2018 and arrested …

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The most expensive HDB flats by neighbourhood – June 2019

by ValueChampion How much do the most expensive HDB flats cost around Singapore? We set out to compare the top list prices in each neighbourhood. While the public housing system in Singapore has helped many families achieve the goal of homeownership, prices have continued to rise over the years. Even if you’re very frugal, it can be fun to daydream about …

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Kirsten Han calls out Law Minister for taking a cheap shot on LGBT issue

Editor-in-chief of Southeast Asian affairs platform New Naratif Kirsten Han took to her Facebook on Tuesday (11 June) to call out Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam for taking a cheap shot at the LGBT issue. She was referring to the Minister’s Facebook post where he commented on an incident in the UK where a gay couple got …

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Botswana joins Angola and Mozambique in the list of African nations to decriminalise same-sex relations

Botswana has joined the ranks of two other African nations Angola and Mozambique in decriminalising same-sex relations through a landmark High Court ruling yesterday (11 Jun). Justice Michael Leburu, in delivering his judgement, said that a democratic society is characterised by “tolerance, diversity and open-mindedness.” He added that “societal inclusion is central to ending poverty and fostering shared prosperity”, and …

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Kaplan Professional suspended from offering SkillsFuture courses for 1 year due to ‘serious lapses’

Starting 1 July 2019, Kaplan Professional’s status as an Approved Training Organisation (APO) for Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) in Singapore will be suspended for a period of 12 months due to ‘serious lapses’, said SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) in a statement on 11 June. SSG, the agency that coordinates and implements the lifelong-learning SkillsFuture initiative, said that Kaplan’s accreditation will be …

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Tripartite workgroup to provide update on raising retirement and re-employment ages before Sep: Manpower Minister Josephine Teo

Members of the public can expect to be updated on the Tripartite Workgroup on Older Workers’ efforts to raise the ages of retirement and re-employment for Singaporeans before Sep this year, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo. In a statement on Tue (11 Jun), Mrs Teo added that there has been “very good progress” on the workgroup’s efforts, and that “there …

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