Help the vulnerable without exposing their identities

protect vulnerable persons

Previously, we carried an article on how The Online Citizen (TOC) refused to apologise for misleading the public. The incident involved an elderly woman with dementia and TOC tried to create the falsehood that the police was bullying the woman. Police camera footage released showed that it was untrue. That incident showed how damaging it […]

Shouldering costs so our lower wage workers can be paid more

Recently, it was announced that the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for cleaners, security guards and lift and escalator technicians would see a greater increase, effectively boosting the salaries of all these workers. That’s great news but it also means that we, as consumers, must also play our part. What it takes to implement wage increases […]

Singapore’s strategy of staying open to MNCs to attract good jobs

In recent years, more surveys have shown that youths in Asia, including Singapore, show a marked preference for working in MNCs compared to local companies. It’s not hard to see where the allure lies, as millennials and Gen Z-ers are more attracted to a vibrant workplace culture. MNCs often offer flexibility and an interactive workplace […]

Singapore’s unemployment rates improve in Q2 2021

Preliminary estimates for the labour in Q2 2021 from MOM have shown that resident employment for Singaporeans and PRs continued to expand, albeit at a slower pace. The slower resident employment growth was attributed to declines in sectors like F&B and retail, which have been hit by Phase 2 (HA) measures. Nevertheless, the silver lining […]

A consistent effort to show kindness to our migrant workers

On Hari Raya Haji, Singaporeans probably let out a collective sigh of frustration after it was announced that we were heading back to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). Indeed, the recent setback in our Covid fight has been a matter of great frustration for law-abiding citizens and businesses alike. That said, can you imagine how tough […]

What young PMEs can do during the current Covid climate

On Hari Raya Haji which has just passed, Singaporeans were once again met with the news that we would undergo Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) again. This news would greatly impact the businesses of F&B operators, gym and studio owners and many Singaporeans from various walks of life. Our young PMEs and fresh graduates are another […]

The Online Citizen (TOC) refuses to apologise for misleading the public

The Online Citizen (TOC) has refused to apologise for the controversy caused by their video of the incident involving the elderly woman and the Singapore Police Force (SPF). TOC claims that they have been “appropriate and fair” when interviewing the elderly woman. The elderly woman’s son had sent a legal letter to TOC on 7 […]

Pritam Singh echoes view that Singapore must remain open

Pritam Singh

Recently, opposition leader Pritam Singh shared his views that Singapore must remain open and welcoming to foreign nationals but change how it manages and accommodates foreigners in the economy. Mr Pritam called for legislative weight to deal with employers who discriminate against locals. He asked for mandatory educational assessments on foreign job applicants and more […]

NTUC FairPrice to offer discounts to lower-income families

Lower income families with CHAS blue cards will be receiving a 3% discount every Thursday at NTUC FairPrice stores until the end of 2021. This discount is applicable at all 149 FairPrice stores, including FairPrice Finest outlets and FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, as well as FairPrice on Wheels and all 84 Unity pharmacies. To receive the […]