Tag: MOM

MOM finds several members of Singaporean workforce to be in violation of leave-of-absence order

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a recent statement, reported that despite the leave-of-absence (LOA) measures mandated by the Government given the Covid-19 outbreak, more violators have been caught. In turn, Singaporeans have taken to Facebook, calling on authorities to implement stricter measures in...

POFMA should only be for clear cut cases of falsehoods, not for interpretations of statistical data, says SDP

Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Dr Chee Soon Juan and Vice-Chairman John Tan both took to social media reiterating the arguments they presented in court despite an unfavourable ruling. On Wednesday (Feb 5), the High Court dismissed the SDP’s appeal to set aside...

Judge dismisses SDP’s Pofma appeal relating to local PMET employment statistics

The High Court has dismissed the Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) appeal to set aside  Correction Directions issued against it under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma). Calling the party's statements "false in the face of the statistical evidence against them", Justice Ang...

SDP’s case against MOM to be heard in the High Court

The Originating Summons filed against Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be heard in the High Court on Thursday (Jan 16). SDP said that it would mount its own arguments, as opposed to retaining legal counsel. The Singapore Democratic Party...

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),...

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...

MOM says they will “consider the grounds” of SDP’s application to cancel Pofma correction directions

Responding to a rebuttal by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) after they were asked to correct two Facebook posts and an article on their website, the Ministry of Manpower replied on Sunday night (Dec 15), clarifying that there has been no "rising trend" of...

SDP’s response to Ministry of Manpower’s POFMA correction directions

Dear Minister Josephine Teo, We refer to the Correction Notices you sent to the SDP on 14 December 2019. We state our case below. Post 1: The SDP article which you refer to dated 8 June 2019 states: “The SDP's proposal comes amidst a rising proportion of...

Better education on job contracts, watchlist for companies with unfair contract clauses needed—Zainal Sapari

Singapore—In his latest blog post entitled “Sign Die, Don’t Sign Also Die!,” Labour MP Zainal Sapari highlights the incidence of employers who put unfair clauses in their employment contracts, which leads to the abuse of the vulnerable position workers find themselves in. In the blog...