Tag: MOM

Bats flying into flats: Those commenting on post query Josephine Teo’s assurance

Singapore -- Residents in Upper Boon Keng Road who had complained about bats flying into their homes were recently given the assurance by Jalan Besar GRC MP Josephine Teo that the creatures do not carry infectious strains of Covid-19. However, those commenting on her Facebook...

Helper acquitted of theft on appeal: AGC, MOM studying whether further action is needed about case

Parti Liyani, Anil Balchandani (FB screengrab)
Singapore — In the case of a successful appeal against conviction on theft charges by  Indonesian domestic helper Parti Liyani, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has said it will study the judgment released on Friday (Sept 4) to assess if further action needs to be...

‘Hiring slowed but did not come to a standstill,’ says MOM

Singapore – According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), hiring slowed in the second quarter of 2020, but it did not come to a standstill. Members from the online community commented on the report, stating that MOM should ensure its...

“It’s a PR stunt”: SPP’s Khan Osman Sulaiman on policy changes for EPs and S-Passes

Singapore -- The Government's announcement on the raising of minimum wages for Employment Pass and S-Pass holders is nothing more than a "PR stunt", according to opposition Singapore People's Party's (SPP) politician Khan Osman Sulaiman in a Facebook post. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo had said on Wednesday (Aug 26)...

Salary criteria for Employment and S Passes to be raised; public asks why not for local workforce first

Singapore – In response to the Ministry of Manpower’s announcement that the salary criteria for Employment and S Passes would be raised, the public questioned why the same couldn’t be applied for the local workforce first. Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo announced on Wednesday (August...

Migrant worker: Singapore developing at lion’s pace, but our problems are solved at snail’s pace

Singapore—A migrant worker took to Facebook on Monday (Aug 24), to air his grievances concerning the difficulties of migrant workers’ lives in the country. Admitting how upset he felt, he wrote that while the development of Singapore is going at a lion’s pace, solutions...

Two new Covid-19 clusters found in migrant workers’ dormitories

Singapore — Only a day after a new Covid-19 cluster was reported in the largest migrant workers’ dormitory in Singapore, another new infection cluster in a dormitory was announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH). On Sunday (Aug 23), channelnewsasia.com reported that about 4,800 workers living...

Online community sympathize with dorm worker queuing up while covered in plastic

Singapore – A video showing a foreign worker lining up with a plastic bag over his head is making rounds on social media, garnering sympathy from the public who can only imagine what the man has gone through the past few months. Facebook page All...

Lim Tean backs blogger/activist’s query: How many Singaporeans hold these jobs?

Singapore -- Peoples Voice party leader Lim Tean has supported blogger and activist Leong Sze Hian's call for transparency to provide a breakdown of how many of the disclosed 170,000 jobs in the financial sector are held by Singaporeans. On Thursday (Aug 13), Mr Leong...

Covid-19 reinfection at previously cleared dorms

Singapore – After completing the testing of all foreign workers in dormitories, a new case was discovered in one location, leading to 800 workers being quarantined again. Members of the public said in unison that unless stricter measures and drastic changes were imposed, this...