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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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“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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NUS Prof Sivasothi calls for policy on replacing green cover lost to development as a measure against climate change

Organised by the Singapore Climate Rally to coincide with the global climate change youth movement started by Swedish teen environment activist Greta Thunberg, Singapore’s first climate rally saw over 2,000 participants on Saturday, 21 September. Despite the haze, youths turned up to make their voices heard on the issue of climate change and call for mitigating actions by the government. …

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31 crematorium and funeral services workers sternly warned for red packet practice

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) has issued stern warnings to crematorium workers for receiving red packets from funeral services employees in return for giving the latter preferential treatment. In a statement released on Thursday (19 September), the CIPB said they were notified by the National Environment Agency (NEA) nearly a year ago on October 2018 of a complaint the …

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Singapore leads Asia in resilience to ageing and automation; will face substantial financial impact due to ill-health of ageing workforce

The Ageing and Automation Resilience Index by Mercer and Marsh & Mclennan Insights released on Wednesday (18 September) ranked Singapore as the Asian nation that is most resilient to ageing and automation. It must be noted that all Asian countries were ranked in the bottom half of the resilience index, however. Globally, Singapore ranked 13th out of 20 countries that …

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AWARE’s new report reveals that caregivers of elderly persons in Singapore face heavy financial burdens; proposed measures to support caregivers

Gender equality advocacy group AWARE released a new report which looks at the impact of eldercare on caregivers’ retirement adequacy revealed that limitations in caregiving that can be performed by foreign domestic workers and the underutilisation of formal care services create pressures on female family caregivers. The report, ‘Make Care Count’ is based on research comprising 22 qualitative interviews with …

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