Daily Archives: 2019-08-01

Singaporeans are embracing racial diversity but minorities still face workplace discrimination – IPS report

Singapore is faring well when it comes to inter-racial and inter-religious relations, according to a study of race, religion and language by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and racial harmony advocacy group, OnePeople.sg but there is an increase in perceived discrimination in the workplace. Over 4,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents were surveyed on issues such as racial and religious …

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Simon Lim: Meritocracy in Singapore tainted badly with how ministers’ spouses and military officers with no experience, being appointed to head GLCs

by Simon Lim “Although faith in Meritocracy is weakening, the ideology will remain a key principle for recognising individuals in Singapore. Though meritocracy is under siege, it has not failed. In the last few years, meritocracy has taken on a negative overtones due to its association with elitism and there has been an ongoing debate over social inequality and stratification …

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PAP Women’s Wing position paper debunks PAP MP Darryl David’s view that cost is not a factor when deciding to have children

Just recently, six MPs from the People’s Action Party (PAP) Women’s Wing released a position paper which revealed that 58% of respondents in a survey said that the cost of raising children is a main concern when deciding to have another child. The paper outlines several financial issues that parents had cited from very high pre-school fees to the high …

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SFA calls for recall of fresh Atlantic Salmon from Norway

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is recalling fresh Atlantic salmon imported from Norway due to listeria monocytogenes detected by its supplier. The authority said that the importer, Yu Fish Pte Ltd, was informed by the supplier that the sample of fresh Atlantic salmon was from a lot produced on 25 July 2019. The authority advised consumers who have purchased Atlantic …

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Online commenters agree with MP Pritam Singh’s call for an overhaul of PA grassroots organisations

On Monday (29 July), Workers’ Party MP Pritam Singh took to his Facebook to mention that the ethos of community service in Singapore through the People’s Association (PA) requires a revamp after the politician highlighted a recent conversation between a grassroots organisation called Simply Eunos and a resident. Simply Eunos claimed in its Facebook page that two of their grassroots …

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Network issues recorded the highest number of complaints reported by consumers in Malaysia for the first half of 2019

On Wednesday (31 July), the Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM), at its 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cyberjaya, announced the total number of complaints reported by consumers for the first half of this year (H1 2019) which amounted to 4,635 complaints. The tally for this year saw a significant increase compared to last year’s count, with …

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