Correspondent

Temasek’s investee company Bayer now being sued in Australia

Last month, Australian news media reported that a Melbourne gardener has become the first person to sue Bayer’s Monsanto in Australia over its weed killer product, Roundup (‘Melbourne gardener launches legal action against Monsanto in first Australian Roundup lawsuit‘, 4 Jun) Bayer has already lost 3 lawsuits in the US with the jury finding its weed killer responsible for the …

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MOM: CPF payouts determined by actual household expenditure patterns

The Manpower Ministry (MOM) defended itself in mainstream media this week (‘Different method used to calculate CPF payout sums: MOM‘, 8 Jul) saying that it uses a different method to calculate the CPF payouts under the national CPF Life Scheme. MOM’s comments came in light of a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the Lee Kuan Yew …

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ST Forumer praises Halimah for suggesting to hold cohesiveness conference more often

ST Forumer, Tara Hasnain, praised President Halimah in a forum letter today (9 Jul) for suggesting to hold the cohesiveness conference more often. Halimah mentioned this at a recently held international conference on cohesive societies. “What a positive initiative!” said Ms Hasnain. “Singapore, with its strong cohesion in the political, social, cultural and many other spheres, is certainly a good …

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Workers dorm under MES Group linked to grassroots charged 2nd time in 3 years

It was reported in the mainstream media today (5 Jul) that a subsidiary of the MES Group of Companies, Labourtel Management Corporation, and its director Parvis Ahamed Mohamed Ghouse, were charged under the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act. The company was charged with 10 counts of offences under the Act while Parvis was charged with 6. The MES’ company is accused …

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