Police said a report has been lodged with regard to an incident of physical abuse at the workplace. The report was lodged by the 29-year-old victim. This comes as the incident was filmed and uploaded on video-sharing site YouTube. The video documenting a man hitting another man went viral after it was uploaded on May 18.
WikiLeaks news revealed last month that only 23% of Singaporean students entering primary school will ever complete a 4-year tertiary education. Even though the report was out in early September, the ramification of the leaked report is still been felt till today. According to the damning WikiLeaks report, Cheryl Chan – asst director of Planning Division at Ministry of education (MOE), stated that the government does not encourage more Singaporeans to get higher education, capping graduate enrolment rate at 20-25 % because the labour market does not require too many graduates
While house-hunting in the HDB resale market recently, I came across a number of permanent residents (PRs) who were selling their flats as they were returning to their home countries or emigrating to other countries. A few property agents have told me they are seeing more PRs doing so. This brings me to question the true intent of some PRs when they buy HDB flats.
Singapore's Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said the government is not ruling out having anti-discrimination labour laws. At a conference on fair employment practices on Monday, he said legislation is a possible way to address prejudices. Mr Tan acknowledged calls for Singapore to outlaw labour discrimination, but noted that legislation itself is not the "silver bullet".
I find it hard to accept that regardless of population size for each town, the rates somewhat standardized around $50 per month for a 4-room flat. If we study marketing pricing, what normally happens is that a bigger market usually pays a lower rate, compared to a smaller market. The assumption is that bigger towns have stronger negotiation power, and therefore can deliver better services at lower price, or same price but better services.
The statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs, reported in “No offence was committed during former Johor chief’s visit, say ministries” (May 18), raised more questions than it has answered. If it was not for a political campaign, why should the former Menteri Besar visit Singapore during the election period, and not another time? Why the need to bring supporters wearing campaign shirts? (Former chief minister was also caught shaking the hands of Singaporeans and Malaysians throughout the island)
It looks like even City Harvest Church (CHC) doesn’t trust the Singapore mainstream media these days. When 6 CHC leaders were arrested last year, some of the church members were unhappy at what they perceived as biased reporting by the mainstream media. CHC currently employs its own media unit to cover the ongoing trial of 6 of its leaders, including pastor Kong Hee.
The logic of National Service (NS) is clearly elucidated in policy and how we train our National Servicemen. Sheer logic alone, however, cannot persuade. Any dialogue on NS must take into account what it means to Servicemen at the individual and societal level. The modern understanding of the “citizen soldier” is very much rooted in the ideals of 18th century revolutionary France where the Levee en masse came to represent the concept of the right and obligation of the democratic citizen to bear arms in defence of his community and nation-state.