Tag: Ashok Kumar Mirpuri

Singapore “has done more for our migrant workers than any other country with large numbers of them”

Singapore's treatment of its migrant workers has been defended by Ambassador to the United States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri in a letter to the New York Times (NYT) as a rebuttal to an opinion piece on its website edition entitled A Sudden Coronavirus Surge Brought Out Singapore’s...

SG’s Ambassador to US responds to Washington Post article on Covid-19 outbreak among migrant workers

Singapore—On April 22, the Washington Post published an article entitled “Singapore lost control of its coronavirus outbreak, and migrant workers are the victims,” which painted a stark picture of what life is like for the country’s migrant workers, especially in the construction sector. The workers’...

SG ambassador to the US rebuts activist Kirsten Han’s POFMA op-ed in the New York Times

Singapore—In response to an opinion piece activist Kirsten Han wrote that was published in The New York Times (NYT) on January 21, Singapore’s ambassador to the United States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri has written a letter to the NYT’s editor rebutting the points that Ms...

Singapore’s ambassador to US defends proposed online falsehood bill in the Washington Post

Singapore—The country’s proposed anti-fake news bill, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), has not only made the headlines in the country, but has sounded alarm bells around the globe, with many wondering if it would turn out to be a harshly...