Tag: Ministry of Manpower

SDP wants Pofma appeal against MOM to be heard in open court

The Singapore Democratic Party's appeal against the Ministry of Manpower over Correction Directions issued under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) has been scheduled to be heard in the High Court on Thursday (Jan 16). The appeal is not open to the public...

Calvin Cheng on SDP’s PMET statistics: “what the SDP did was not exactly false, just selective and misleading”

Weighing in on the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) issue with the Ministry of Manpower’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Correction Directions (CD), former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media. In a Facebook post last Friday (Jan 3),...

SDP files summons against Manpower Minister in High Court

Singapore—On Wednesday (Jan 8), the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) announced that it had filed an Originating Summons against Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo in the High Court. This followed a press statement from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (Jan 6) announcing that SDP’s application...

SDP to take MOM to court after application to cancel Correction Directions rejected

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has announced its intentions to challenge the Ministry of Manpower’s fake news Correction Direction (CD) in court after its application to cancel said Correction Directions was rejected. A statement released by the party today (Jan 7) said that “In rejecting...

Polish blogger: Is the SDP dishonest or just unbelievably incompetent?

A Polish blogger, Mr Michael Petraeus, who is known online as Critical Spectator, has taken the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) to task, accusing it of posting fake news. In a post on Friday (Jan 3), Mr Petraeus says the SDP has been “lying with charts”. Read...

MOM maintains that SDP published specific falsehoods, directs party to follow Pofma process

The Ministry of Manpower responded yesterday (Jan 2) to the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) statement calling for Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo to retract the POFMA Correction Directions she issued to the party last year (Dec 14) and issue an apology. Under Pofma, the Protection...

SDP rejects Josephine Teo’s fake news correction directions, asks her to apologise

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) earlier today (Jan 2), has called on Minister for Manpower (MOM) Josephine Teo to retract the POFMA Correction Directions she issued to the party last year (Dec 14) and issue an apology. In their statement today, the party says, “This...

MOM report: Highest job growth in 5 years, but unemployment numbers also on the rise

Singapore—The latest report from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), released on Thursday, December 12, shows that the total employment for the first three quarters of 2019 is the highest in five years. However, due to several factors, the numbers recorded for retrenchments and unemployment...

Minister Teo to employers: Do not keep jobs to “closed circle of friends”

Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo addressed employers from 50 different firms during a conference held by the American Chamber of Commerce on Thursday (Nov 21). She spoke about the responsibility of employers to practise fair and just hiring and promotion for their employees. Such practices, she...

More retrenchments, fewer jobs in 2019

Latest figures show a bleak trend in Singapore's labour market. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported in its most recent labour market study that retrenchments increased from 2,320 in Q2 to 2,900 in Q3. Service industries faced the most number of job cuts followed by manufacturing...