During Secretary of State John Kerry’s weekend visit to Cairo, his Egyptian counterpart pushed for the new international focus on countering terrorism to go beyond Syria and Iraq, arguing that the same ideology espoused by the jihadists there is driving other Islamist extremists, including those in Egypt’s neighboring territories.
- Dear TRS, I saw a Pinoy maid making an elderly push her in a wheelchair!
- Singapore, here’s what the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is going to cost you
- Dear TRS, Beware of this Conman from Decor Creative Construction Pte. Ltd.
- NBC News: NUS hired an Associate Professor with a fake PhD who later moved to US
- I saw a Filipino lady excited to get a $2480 job in Singapore
- Dear TRS, please warn your readers of OCBC scamming money!
- MDA bans award winning local film to try and cover up history of political oppression
- S'porean kills himself after gambling to try and win money to pay for daughter's uni fees
- Foreign Student from International School says Singaporeans are 'Low Class Dogs'
- Survey: 90% of young Singaporeans are worried about their future finances
A factory in Shenzhen, China, that assembles iPhones and other Apple products, has reportedly witnessed 13 workers aged between 19 and 24 diagnosed with cancer. Five have died from thedisease. An investigation by the Mail on Sunday found that the factory workers had contracted leukaemia, potentially as a result of exposure to dangerous cleaning chemicals used in the plant.
We refer to the article “FT employment in SG still growing but has slowed” (TR Emeritus, Sep 15). Local employment growth 4.2% It states that “As a result of tightening of foreign workers entering Singapore, hiring of locals remained strong – The 4.2% year-on-year growth in local employment in June 2014 (41,000 in 1H 2014). There is a continued steady increase in labour force participation of women and older residents, noted MOM.”
It’s critical to raise productivity in labor-intensive sectors. The Ministry of Manpower today revealed that foreign employment growth hit its lowest quarterly growth since 3Q 2009 in the second quarter of 2014. Foreign employment growth moderated to 3,800, while 3Q 2009’s record low is pegged at 700.
The inequality in Singapore has reared its ugly head. In spite of what Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong has said last year about income inequality stabilising and how the PAP government might claim this year that income inequality is declining, the fact of the matter is that Singapore still has the highest income inequality among the developed countries.
The Real Singapore received a tip-off from anonymous hacker group 'The Knowns' that they have released the personal data of over 300k customer of Kbox Singapore in protest of the recent Toll Hikes at the causeway. This is the email that they sent us: For a government who cares for nothing but profit and disregards the plight of others, we will attack and expose.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) improved on its ranking by 2 places according to the most recent Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The results of the rankings were released today and showed that NUS was now ranked 22nd in the world and remains the best university in Asia for the 2nd year in a row. NUS was helped by improvements in its Arts and Humanities faculty.
Dear TRS, I received the above letter from the CPF board recently and found it rather counter-productive. The government is always talking about wanting businesses to hire more elderly workers but at the same time they increase the contribution rates for elderly workers making them more expensive to hire.
As the Minister of State, Josephine Teo would presumably be one of the key figures of PAP’s next leadership team. Yet, her many public policy statements give us pause for thought and make us wonder if she is up to the mark. More worryingly, if she can be promoted as minister, it makes us wonder what kind of quality the PAP has among those who are NOT of ministerial rank.