Tag: Josephine Teo

Online GE Chatter: The “worst PAP minister”, pets campaign for SPP, and PAP’s Jessica Tan apologises

1. Josephine Teo is the worst, according to Google People's Action Party candidate Josephine Teo, most recently the Manpower Minister, has come out as the "worst PAP minister" in a Google search. A Reddit thread started by Redditor @yxnayskin showed that a Google search on the...

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...

With Yaacob Ibrahim’s political exit, observers say Josephine Teo or Indranee Rajah may lead PAP’s Jalan Besar slate

Singapore—With the announcement from President Halimah Yacob concerning the dissolution of Parliament as well as the confirmation that the General Election is scheduled for early July, Singapore is now bracing for many changes. One of the changes is the exit from politics of former...

“Can see but cannot touch”, says citizen regarding CPF

Singapore--A 60-year-old Keban Baru resident working part-time who wants to remain anonymous, criticized the CPF retirement scheme. He states how in order to withdraw from his CPF, he has to be 65 years of age. "I want to stop work already, but cannot" as he...

Jolovan Wham: MOM’s restrictive advisory on maids worsens their already stressful lives

Singapore—Activist Jolovan Wham, a longtime champion of migrant workers' rights, has written a letter to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo that has since gone viral. Mr Wham wrote the letter after the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) issued an advisory on Wednesday (June 17) for domestic...

Is Manpower Minister Josephine Teo the most quotable politician in Singapore?

Singaopore—The Facebook page Singapore In General recently launched a series of posts highlighting the quotes of well-known politicians, not only from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) but also from the opposition. The page, which is described as a Personal Blog, was started on June...

Best to get ready and be prepared for more job losses: Josephine Teo

Singapore -- The Labour Market Report First Quarter 2020 was released on Monday (June 15) with Manpower Minister Josephine Teo addressing the impact that Covid-19 has had on the first quarter of the year. The latest numbers show that the situation in the first...

Netizens call to abolish providing “last-drawn salary” to avoid lowballing employers

Singapore – In response to recent news that jobseekers are not mandated to reveal their last-drawn salary to a potential employer, the online community called for the practice to be made illegal as it is still prevalent. Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo said in Parliament...

Netizens question national broadcasts following issue raised by former MP Yee Jenn Jong

In response to an issue raised by former Workers' Party MP Yee Jenn Jong, netizens have questioned the nature of the national broadcast series on Singapore's future beyond Covid-19 by the Prime Minister and several other ministers. While some see the broadcasts as the...

Comment on Lim Tean’s post: Covid-19 response will hit Singapore’s international status

A person online, responding to a post by an opposition politician, has expressed concern over Singapore's international status given the way the Covid-19 pandemic has been handled in the country. In particular, he felt that Manpower Minister Josephine Teo was lax in her handling...