Tag Archives: foreign workers

Fights more likely in Clarke Quay than in dormitories

By Andrew Loh Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s Facebook posting of an anti-riot drill involving some “foreign workers ambassadors” and the Police and SCDF has come under fire for supporting the joint-exercise which some saw as racist and insensitive. Migrant workers’ non-governmental organisations, TWC2 and HOME, have criticised it, along with members of the public who registered their disapproval on Mr …

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Minister’s Facebook post comes under fire

Controversial posting by Minister Khaw Boon Wan on joint-exercise A Facebook posting by the Minister of National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, has come under fire from members of the public for being insensitive. On Tuesday, Mr Khaw made a posting titled, “Joint exercise with Police, SCDF & foreign worker ambassadors”. The post was accompanied by eight photographs of the joint …

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Joo Chiat fire – an old issue surfaces

Andrew Loh Following the fire which broke out at a restaurant at Joo Chiat Place last Thursday, several residents from the area have written to their Member of Parliament, Mr Chan Soo Sen, to raise certain concerns. Besides the issues of the accessibility of escape routes, the presence of suspected vice activities, and the cleanliness of the estate, the residents …

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Justice for workers, not quick fixes

When the Ministry of Manpower acquires a culture of always looking away when workers complain against their employers, what makes us think they will not look away in other cases where Singaporean workers are involved too? Alex Au, Yawning Bread

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