Tag: foreign worker

Public responds to S’pore’s reliance on foreign workers, saying it’s all about salary

Singapore – The public expressed their voice regarding the ongoing issue of Singapore's reliance on foreign workers and foreign talents, saying it all boils down to money. According to a channelnewsasia.com report published on Tuesday (June 9), it has been difficult for businesses to acquire...

Josephine Teo: A repeat of Lui Tuck Yew?

Is the dormitories mess-up a replay of MRT’s Saw Phaik Hwa and Lui Tuck Yew situation? Whether the answer is yes or no or even not sure, there is, unfortunately for Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, a historical precedent for an almost politically inevitable conclusion. Former...

Singapore houses recovered migrant workers on cruise ships

Singapore is moving migrant workers who have recovered from the coronavirus on to two cruise ships as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the disease within the workers' dormitories, which have seen a surge in infections. The city-state managed to keep the COVID-19...

Millennials speak up on government’s handling of the dormitories issue

In recent weeks, foreign workers living in dormitories have made up most of Singapore’s newly reported COVID-19 cases. On 22 April, 967 out of 1016 confirmed cases were foreign workers living in dormitories – that’s 95%. The government has blundered the handling of COVID-19...

Nepalese worker dies in Malaysia meat machine accident

A Nepalese worker was killed Monday after he fell into a meat-mincing machine in Malaysia's Malacca state, an official confirmed. The Malacca fire department's Zulkhairani Ramli told AFP the 47-year-old man was working at a meat-processing factory near Masjid Tanah when the incident occurred. "The victim...

‘Kindness supply chain’ for Singaporeans to give gifts to migrant workers

Singapore — While many foreign workers may be spending the holiday season away from their families and friends back home, one particular group has sought to bring cheer to them by making them recipients of its generosity and kindness. This organisation, Itsrainingraincoats, calls itself "a...

Minister Chan: Singapore must be open to skilled foreign talent in tech

Singapore — In his speech in Parliament on Monday (Sept 2), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing expressed the need for Singapore to be open to accommodating highly skilled tech professionals in the fields of artificial intelligence and cyber security. Singapore cannot afford...

Abusive husband most likely suspect in killing Filipino domestic helper

Singapore — The State Coroner revealed that the Filipino domestic helper found dead last year along Tampines Road was possibly killed by her husband. On Sept 6, 2018, 34-year-old Jonalyn Alvarez Raviz was discovered dead and decomposing in a field along Tampines Road. According to State...