Daily Archives: 2019-09-23

Global Retirement Index: S’pore tops list of countries for retirement finances, scores low in quality of life and material wellbeing

Singapore scored first for retirement finances out of 44 countries surveyed in the latest edition of the Global Retirement Index (GRI) for this year. In the GRI report released by Natixis Investment Managers last Fri (20 Sep), Singapore came in close competition with New Zealand in the Finances sub-index, with similar rounded scores of 79 per cent in the past …

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Five bus drivers file lawsuits against SBS Transit over wage dispute

Five bus drivers have filed separate lawsuits against public transport operator SBS Transit Ltd over a wage dispute concerning overtime pay. In a writ of summons filed by lawyer M Ravi last Fri (20 Sep) and seen by TOC today (23 Sep), the bus drivers, who have been working for SBS Transit between three years to a decade, alleged that …

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One killed as fresh unrest erupts in Indonesia’s Papua: military

At least one person was killed as Indonesia’s Papua region plunged into fresh unrest Monday, the military said, as protesters burned down a government office and other buildings in Wamena city. Papua, on the western half of New Guinea island, has been gripped by weeks of violent protests fuelled by anger over racism, as well as fresh calls for self-rule in …

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Young environmentalists urge Singaporeans to band together to demand a systemic change from the government- SG Climate Rally

Speaking at the inaugural SG Climate Rally which was attended by thousands of Singaporeans and permanent residents, 19-year old Komal Lad declared to a cheering crowd, “I find it ridiculous that I’m encouraged to practice the same old steps to fight climate change that I was taught a decade ago.” The year 2 NUS student, who is the foundering organiser …

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Simon Lim: When will ministers address the problem of PMDs?

by Simon Lim I was greatly saddened again to read about a senior female cyclist who suffers serious brain injury, fractures in her ribs and collar bone when her bicycle collided with a speeding e-scooter in Bedok North. Such unfortunate accidents could have been avoided to a large extent if only this People’s Action Party (PAP) government has been truly …

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“The government doesn’t need reminders of what should be done, they just have to do it”, says young environmental activist Ho Xiang Tian

At Singapore’s first climate rally organised by Singapore Climate Rally, 23-year-old environmental activist Ho Xiang Tian delivered a passionate speech about the drastic measures that Singapore should take in order to play its part in this battle against climate change. The rally, which coincided with the global climate change youth movement initiated by Swedish teen environment activist Greta Thunberg, saw …

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Hong Kong curbs airport links as protesters vow ‘stress test’

Hong Kong reduced rail and bus links to the city’s airport on Sunday and police stepped up security checks in a bid to scupper plans by pro-democracy protesters to disrupt the bustling transport hub. The airport — the world’s eighth busiest — has become a frequent target for a protest movement pushing for greater democratic rights and police accountability. Online …

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