Tag: TWC2

The Smiling Migrant Man

A story of one's will to overcome and survive without bitterness. Shabdar Ali, a Bangladesh who worked as an electrician suffered an accident at his construction site in March 2013. It broke his limbs, his body and left him blind in one eye but not...

Are Foreign Workers Getting a Fair Shake with MOM disputes?

In recent article for the Straits Times, Then Yee Thoong of the Ministry of Manpower took an opportunity to respond to an open letter titled “Salary non-payment a big issue for migrant workers” from the political activist Alex Au. The letter by Mr. Au speaks...

When right is not really right with migrant worker laws

Singapore needs to work on enforcing the rights of migrant workers, not just informing them of their rights, said the President of Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), Russell Heng. Responding to the Little India Riot COI, Heng said today that TWC2 welcomes its recommendations that...

Stuck in Little India

He stretches out his hand and drops the little black button, no larger than a shirt button, into the plastic bowl. The shop owner hastily shoves a packet of food into his hands. Pomiah Chandran Suresh has often frequented the soup kitchen at Dunlop...