Daily Archives: 2019-08-13

Public slams Manpower Minister for not increasing employees’ legal annual leave of 7 days, while she enjoys 18 days paid annual leave

On Tuesday (6 August), Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo revealed that the Ministry has no plans to increase the minimum legal entitlement of seven days annual leave for employees in Singapore. She was responding to parliamentary questions raised by Nee Soon GRC Louis Ng on the reason of capping the statutory minimum entitlement for annual leave at seven days, and …

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Clubs and affiliates of Singapore Athletics call into question the governance of the Singapore Masters Athletics, appealed for realignment

At least 11 clubs and affiliates of Singapore Athletics (SA) have filed an appeal with its President Tang Weng Fei asking for a realignment and to create an inclusive Masters athletics environment in Singapore. The appeal which TOC had seen was also sent to the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu and also included Member of Parliament Fatimah …

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Hong Kong protests: Police ramp up use of weapons against protesters; Chief Executive Carrie Lam says HK is “severely wounded”

Hong Kong police have once again received strong condemnation as officers were spotted using severe means to handle protesters of the extradition Bill last Sun (11 Aug). South China Morning Post reported that undercover police officers had made arrests in Causeway Bay, and that weapons such as tear gas and pepper balls were fired against protesters at MTR stations in …

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New Naratif announces The Citizens Agenda, calls for input from public

New Naratif, a member-supported movement for democracy, freedom of speech, and freedom of information in Southeast Asia, announced a new initiative on Sunday (11 August), entitled  “The Citizens’ Agenda” (newnaratif.com/CITIZENSAGENDA). According to New Naratif, The Citizens’ Agenda’s goal is to increase issue-based discussion and citizenship participation in Singapore, by representing the voice of New Naratif’s readers in its coverage of …

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Ban of ivory trade in Singapore, starting from 1 Sept 2021

Domestic trade in ivory will be banned starting from 1 September 2021, announced the National Parks Board in a press release on Monday (12 August). The ban will mean that the sale of elephant ivory and ivory products, and public display of elephant ivory and ivory products for the purpose of sale will be prohibited in Singapore. NParks note that …

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