Three New Faces Unveiled in Sengkang GRC

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Three new faces have been unveiled as the new branch chairs of Sengkang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) earlier today (27 Mar). They are NUS Assoc Prof Elmie Nekmat; Ms. Theodora Lai Xi Yi, chief strategy officer of food website Burpple; and Mr. Ling Weihong, a lawyer, replacing Mr. Ng Chee Meng, Mr. Amrin Amin, and […]

Dilemma of a Food Delivery Rider

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses are scrambling to maintain a semblance of business continuity which enabled work-from-home arrangements as part of the new normal. As a result, gig workers like 23-year-old Mohd Rifqy become a crucial lifeline, delivering food and other supplies to people. Rifqy, who recently completed his national service, shared that working […]

What can we do about the rising cost of living?

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Inflation and GST- two words that are emotionally charged. It can change a casual chat into a loud and sometimes angry debate, or it may even deflate your spirits as you rework your upcoming plans that require money. Beyond the dismay, most feel about the rising cost of living in the anxiety that things may […]

The calls for HELP from Singapore’s PMEs are getting louder. Who’s there to help?

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Many PMEs today find themselves sandwiched between the need for survival in challenging times and the changes brought on by globalisation. Add Covid-19 to the equation – we can just imagine their frustrations… Singapore’s PMEs deserve help in these turbulent times. They are definitely facing challenges, and their calls for help are getting louder. But […]

Singapore’s Food Delivery Riders: Who’s Fighting for Them, Really?

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When Circuit Breaker kicked in on 7 April 2020, the rules were fairly straightforward with regard to dining in: we couldn’t dine in. Everything from fine-dining restaurants and hawker centres to cafes and bubble tea stores were strictly limited to deliveries and takeaways only. While this posed at least some inconvenience for everyday Singaporeans like […]

PM Lee thanks Panasonic for believing in Singapore


Recently, it was announced that Panasonic is shutting down its refrigeration compressor manufacturing operations in Singapore. Unfortunately, this will result in 700 employees to be retrenched. In a Facebook post, PM Lee Hsien Loong said, “We are deeply grateful that Panasonic believed in Singapore and journeyed with us for the better part of our history. […]

Leong Mun Wai owes NTUC and union leaders an apology

NMP Abdul Samad Abdul Wahab, Vice President of NTUC Central Committee, who is also general secretary of the Union of Power and Gas Employees was visibly upset when he rose to speak in response to Leong Mun Wai's uncalled for attack.

PSP Leong Mun Wai owes the NTUC and their union leaders an apology for calling them weaklings and declaring that they need to do soul-searching. The loudest voice on social media is not necessarily the voice for workers. On the contrary, the loudest voice on social media can turn out to be the voice that […]