Tag: coronavirus outbreak in foreign workers dormitories

Kenneth Mak on what transpired before the release of MOM advisories on foreign workers’ Covid-19 testing

Singapore – The Ministry of Health's (MOH) director of medical services Kenneth Mak gave his account surrounding the events that led to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) advisories to employers of foreign workers relating to Covid-19 testing. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (July...

Paul Tambyah calls correction notices an “inappropriate use of POFMA” and a “complete distraction”

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah deemed the correction notices issued by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to be "inappropriate and a complete distraction." Dr Tambyah was quoted saying during a National University of Singapore Society...

Josephine Teo’s says “I am not that important,” netizens react negatively

Singapore – Manpower Minister Josephine Teo was asked if voter impressions of her were affected given the Government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis, particularly in foreign worker dormitories. "I am not that important," was her response and that the elections weren't about any individuals. On...

Lawrence Wong refutes Paul Tambyah’s remarks against Multi Ministry Taskforce saying he expected better of him

Singapore – National Development Minister Lawrence Wong denounced the allegations made by opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah that the Multi Ministry Task Force for Covid-19 did not rely on medical experts' advice in handling the pandemic. Mr Wong confirmed during a...

SDP: Over 20,000 views on Ask Paul Anything episode

Singapore – Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman and President-Elect of the International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID), Dr Paul Tambyah, held the fifth episode of his Ask Paul Anything series where he answered burning questions from the public through a live video conference. On Friday...

Netizens push back at New York Times’ “racist spin” on S’pore’s coronavirus management

Singapore—An American writer wrote a somewhat unflattering op-ed piece in the New York Times on Wednesday (May 20) about Covid-19 in Singapore. It didn’t take too long for Singaporeans to strike back. Megan K. Stack’s piece, entitled A Sudden Coronavirus Surge Brought Out Singapore’s Dark...

Netizens praise WP’s Png Eng Huat for asking if operators, dorm owners are liable to pay share of workers’ costs

Singapore—In Parliament earlier this week, Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament Png Eng Huat asked Manpower Minister Josephine Teo if the owners and operators of foreign workers’ dormitories should be responsible for costs incurred in these facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, which has so...