Tag: Foreign workers

Chinese aunty reluctant to sit beside foreign worker in MRT, only sat down after he gave up his seat

Singapore – On July 17 (Wednesday), a member of the public shared “a very saddening moment” of a Chinese aunty refusing to take an empty MRT seat beside a foreign worker and only sat down after he gave up her seat. Regina Yqh went to...

PRC bus driver says life in Singapore is so tough he can’t even afford to fall ill

A bus driver from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) made a video outlining some of the struggles he faces as a foreigner working in Singapore. The man, who looks to be middle aged and working for SBS Transit because of his uniform stands in...

The Ubiquitous Unsung Heroes of Malaysia’s Prosperity – the Foreign Worker

Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government which began its fifteenth month in office on July 10 had made a pledge in its election manifesto that it would reduce the number of foreign workers by a third from six to four million. This was a target set...

Dormitory owner and manager charged over shockingly poor living conditions

Singapore — Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 1 and 2, Blue Stars Dormitory and The Leo, dormitories operated by Labourtel Management Corporation, were found by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to be in shocking condition, with cockroaches, broken light fixtures and showers, corroded staircases and railings. MOM...

MOM survey shows foreign workers satisfied with working conditions in the country

Singapore—A report commissioned by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and released on June 9, Sunday, shows that the country’s foreign workers are generally satisfied with working conditions in Singapore. Furthermore, the foreign workers who participated in the survey said they would also recommend Singapore as...

MOM reports that 489 residents have had their addresses misused by foreign workers and their employers since last December

Singapore—Ruzaidie Dar Sunik was shocked to discover that five people had registered with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) using his home address. Mr Ruzaidie is a resident of The Floravale, a condominium in Jurong West. Apparently, he is not alone. According to a report from...

Dr M: Low wage better than no wage for dirty, dangerous and difficult jobs

During the National Labour Day Celebration in Putrajaya, Prime Minister Dr Mahatir emphasised the value of 3D (dirty, dangerous and difficult) jobs and labourers in Malaysia's economy. “It is a low salary but if they don't work, there's no salary at all. They have to...

Caught on camera: Furious Singaporean scolds foreign worker for taking a nap on deck, netizens up in arms by the injustice

Joey Chin took to Facebook to highlight a problem he encountered when a Singaporean man castigated a foreign worker for taking a break at a void deck. He filmed and uploaded the unfortunate encounter, and has asked anyone who disagrees with the man’s actions and...

‘Business not as usual’ for companies that rely on foreign workers, say analysts in the wake of budget cuts on foreign employment

Analysts believe that the Government’s plan to cut the number of foreign workers in the services sectors will affect businesses resulting in slower growth. In Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s announcement of this year’s budget, he discussed the plan to reduce the ratio of foreign...

Photo of Indian workers and their luggage filling up entire MRT carriage goes viral, netizens say, “at least they didnt commute during peak hours”

A photo shared online of a group of foreign workers and their luggage filling up an entire cabin onboard a MRT train has gone viral. However, contrary to negative reactions that one might expect, Singaporeans thanked these men for their contributions to the country. The...