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F&B group founded by award winning entrepreneur, caught for deceiving MOM

Last month, it was reported that GD Group, a food and beverage company specialized in selling Penang food, had deceived the Manpower Ministry (MOM) into issuing Employment Pass to 20 of its foreign employees, when they did not meet the requirements. Between February 2013 and July 2015, GD Group falsely declared salary amounts of between $4,000 and $4,800 for its …

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Ms Teo: Govt, unions and employers all agree retirement, re-employment ages of elderly should be raised

In Parliament today (5 Mar), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo told Parliament that the Government, unions and employers have all agreed to raise the retirement age beyond 62 and re-employment age beyond 67 (‘Parliament: Govt, unions and employers agree retirement, re-employment ages should be raised‘). Ms Teo was referring to the Tripartite Workgroup on Older Workers set up last year to …

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Govt finally disbands streaming 38 years after Dr Tan Cheng Bock spoken against it

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced in Parliament today (5 Mar) that streaming in secondary schools will be removed and replaced by subject-based banding (SBB) by 2024. Also, following this, the O-Level and N-Level examinations will be combined into one common national examination. The existing system of streaming students into Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) based on their PSLE …

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