Current Affairs

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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Foreign workers organised sit-down protest at CBD, demanding unpaid salaries of nearly S$300,000

On Wednesday (March 6), over 30 foreign workers participated in a sit-down protest at the Central Business District (CBD) demanding answers from their employer over unpaid salaries. Their employer, Stargood Construction, believed to owe these workers about S$300,000 for their work at the old Central Provident Fund (CPF) building from December 2018 to February 2019. Those who participated in the …

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TISG retracts two articles which contained allegations against NTUC Foodfare

The Independent Singapore, a socio-political website has decided to retract two articles that made allegations against NTUC Foodfare Co-Operative; the food-centre operator at Changi Terminal 4. The first article was published on 19 Nov last year alleging of an elderly hawker passed away due to exhaustion after working 18-hour days to avoid hefty fine by NTUC Foodfare. Another article that …

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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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Diplomacy “without a credible deterrent force capable of putting action to resolve” remains “hollow”: NTU military studies expert Ben Ho

While diplomacy primarily remains the ideal course of action for Singapore in the field of foreign affairs, deterrence serves to be more important as diplomacy will be “hollow” in the absence of “a credible deterrent force capable of putting action to resolve”, opines Ben Ho Wan Beng, Associate Research Fellow with the Military Studies Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School …

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