Daily Archives: 2019-10-05

Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban as city grinds to halt

Pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face masks as much of the city ground to a halt on Saturday with the subway suspended and swathes of shops and malls shuttered following another night of violence. Hundreds of protesters, almost all masked, staged an unsanctioned march through the popular shopping district of Causeway Bay, a …

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UN human rights chief supports M’sian govt moratorium on death penalty, urges withdrawal of stifling laws including Sedition Act

The United Nations’ (UN) seventh High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Sat (5 Oct) expressed her support for the Malaysian government’s moratorium on the death penalty, and welcomes its establishment of a special task force on alternative forms of punishment. Speaking to reporters at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Bachelet said: “I encourage the Government to sustain …

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Latest MOM data: Number of PMETs losing their jobs continues to climb

The latest labour report from the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) revealed that while retrenchments fell from 3,230 in the first quarter to 2,320 in the second, the number of PMETs who lost their jobs actually increased from 1,440 to 1,680. PMETs formed the bulk of those retrenched (‘PMET unemployment in Singapore continues to climb‘, 3 Oct). Nearly half of the …

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