Daily Archives: 2019-08-21

Taiwanese legislator praises former Cathay Pacific CEO as ‘true warrior’ for refusing to betray his employees to China’s CCP

Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Wang Ting-yu joined Hong Kong protesters in praising former Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg for taking a stand and protecting his employees at the expense of his own job. Taiwan News reported Hong Kong local media saying that authorities in China had asked Mr Hogg to give them a list of his employees who had …

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Former HR Director in GLC: I’m really very fortunate to be a S’porean after listening to PM Lee’s NDR speech

ST Forum published a letter from Mr Luo Siao Ping, a member of the public, today (‘National Day Rally shows leaders’ foresight, pragmatism‘, 21 Aug). In the letter, Mr Luo praised the foresight and pragmatism of the leaders from the People’s Action Party (PAP) in governing Singapore. “I was really impressed and consider myself very fortunate to be a Singaporean …

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Uniformed officers are exempted from Retirement and Re-employment Act, but review will be completed in ‘next several months’, says MHA

Following Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s announcement on Sunday (18 August) that by 2030, the country will be raising the retirement and re-employment age to 65 and 70, respectively, the Ministry of Home Affairs told CNA on Tuesday (20 August) that uniformed officers are exempted from this because of the “stringent demands of uniformed jobs”. It added that these demands …

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Josephine Teo urged the business community to wait for a ‘useful message’ in PM’s NDR speech; PM merely said no economic stimulus was necessary

Two weeks ago, Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo had said that she understood the concerns of the business community over what the Prime Minister would say during his National Day Rally 2019 speech. Speaking at the Hungry Ghost Festival Getai event in Midview City, Ms Teo has claimed that she had “gone through” the PM’s NDR speech and found that …

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Changes to retirement age, re-employement ages & CPF contribution rates will be gradual, says Minister Chan Chun Sing

The recent changes in retirement and re-employment ages as well as the increase in CPF contribution rates for older workers creates cost pressures for business. Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing was reported by Straits Times as saying that the government is aware of these pressures, adding that the changes will be implemented over a 10 year period, taking …

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Notices put up at Sungei Tengah Lodge asking residents to refrain from using public transportation; LTA clarified that there is no such restrictions

It was brought to our attention that notices recently went up at the Sungei Tengah Lodge restricting residents of the dormitory from taking public transportation to work. According to the notice which was put up around the dorm, the restriction took effect on 1 August. When we asked about the notices, the dormitory said that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) …

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Man scams 62 people via fake investment schemes via his FB account

Alvin Ker Jia Jun, 31, was declared guilty on Monday (August 19) with 40 cheating charges in the State Court for swindling money from casualties in which he gained over S$500,000 in 2017 and 2018 via fake investment schemes using his Facebook account. Some of the victims, which some are his own friends and acquaintances, were cheated a plethora amount …

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