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Ground-up Initiative kampong chief & founder, Tay Hock Lai dies at 54

The sudden passing of Tay Lai Hock was announced on the Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) Facebook page on Tuesday Morning (Aug 14). The founder and ‘kampong chief’ of the non-profit organization apparently collapsed at work on Tuesday morning and couldn’t be revived. He was then rushed to the hospital in an ambulance where we later died. Tay Hock Lai who has …

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AWARE recommends free childcare, stronger workplace protection and financial incentives to help low-income mothers break out of poverty

To help break low-income mothers out of poverty, gender equality group AWARE recommends that low-income households should have access to free good quality formal childcare; the State should put in place a robust employment protection for casual workers and enforceable prohibitions against workplace discrimination; and it should enhance its ComCare and Workfare Income Supplement Scheme to make low-wage work pay …

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The hearts and souls behind home-grown Edith Patisserie, Ethel Tan and Shaun Ong

In this first of TOC’s series of interviews with local entrepreneurs who follow their passion, we spoke with Ethel Tan and Shaun Ong, who founded Edith Patisserie, a home-style bakery with a small team of dedicated bakers who deliver freshly baked cakes in a variety of unique flavours straight to your doorstep. Edith Patisserie is a passion project named after Ethel’s late …

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Meet Thailand’s self-proclaimed graffiti ‘terrorist’, Headache Stencil

Described as Thailand’s Banksy, the masked Headache Stencil has been making political street art for the past few years now. According to an interview he gave to Art Whore, Headache says “…I really do “art”on the day military made coup in Thailand. Really angry of soldier on that day. Then go out to make graffiti.” Since then, Headache has been …

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Disadvantaged schoolchildren get a boost from DHL Express

Singapore’s iconic Padang is once again filled with over 1,000 red and yellow DHL Express employees across the region for AsiaCup — the company’s annual Asia Pacific employee football and cheerleading event. This year, the DHL has also organized an exclusive football clinic conducted by Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad for 20 Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund beneficiaries aged 10 …

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Joint statement from 10 international NGOs calling for judicial harassment of Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham to end

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and its partners Asia Democracy Network (ADN), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Forum Asia, Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo (ICD), West African Human Rights Defenders Network, Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN),  European Civic Forum (ECF) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) call on the Singapore …

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Statement by CAPE on SJI Vice Principal’s comments on activism in Singapore

As a community of students concerned with political literacy and civic engagement, CAPE is disappointed with the comments made by the Vice Principal (VP) of Saint Joseph’s Institution (SJI) Mr Leonard Tan on the role and relevance of activism. Mr Tan had made those comments to explain SJI’s rescindment of its invitation to Ms Rachel Yeo, Director of Research & …

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