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Singaporean poor struggle in slum HDB apartment, worse than Foreign Workers

Cardboard collectors, cleaners and security guards who lost their jobs are now struggling in their slum HDB rental apartments. With very few government handout, the poor are now struggling to survive in Singapore, which is now Asia's leading coronavirus epicentre. An elderly cleaner who lost his job at a coffee shop said he went around the city to collect tin...

More than 1,000 Filipino maids gather at Orchard Road today, no fines issued

More than 1,000 Filipino maids openly broke social distancing measures today at Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road. No social distancing was observed, and no government officer bothered to enforce circuit breaker measures on site. Filipinos gathered in groups, chatting with each other, ignoring circuit breaker measures. The leniency offered to foreigners in Singapore over the coronavirus outbreak is nowhere close to...

Minister Chan Chun Sing: Singaporeans at fault for not wanting to be construction workers

When questioned why Singapore is unable to reduce the number of cheap foreign labour, Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing pointed his fingers at the Singaporean citizens blaming them for not wanting to be construction workers: "Is Singapore prepared to have 2,500 babies born here every year grow up to be construction workers? Do you think you'll be recruiting, at every...

Singapore Ministers celebrate end of CB: Full salaries from June

Million dollar-salaried Singapore ministers are celebrating the "end" of Circuit Breaker (CB) early this month: the 3 months pay cut announced in March will end in June. In March, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that the ministers are taking no pay for three months to "show solidarity" in the coronavirus outbreak that has caused massive job and business...

Singapore declares “end” of Circuit Breaker, but nearly all restrictions to stay

The Singapore government today declared the "end" of Circuit Breaker lockdown, but with nearly all of its restrictions are to stay, Singaporeans are still being forced to stay home. Police officers and social distancing enforcers will still prowl the streets to issue S$300 fines without warning. Repeat offenders will be arrested. Nobody is allowed to have their meal in public....

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo: Unemployment to worsen after June circuit breaker

In a state media interview on Friday (Many 29), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo told Singaporeans that the unemployment rate is going to get a lot worse after the circuit breaker ended from June 2: "The labour market in Singapore has yet to hit bottom, with the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic likely to be felt only in the second...

China gets one imported case from Singapore, Greece exclude Singapore from “travel bubble”

China reported its only imported case on Tuesday, May 26, from Singapore. A China national who worked in Singapore arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on May 7, showed infection when he went through a CT scan and tested positive for a serum antibody test. He however tested negative with the standard nucleic acid test. The China authorities did...

Singapore’s Declared Online Locations created only for Alex Tan

A single man scored 4 records at the list of "Declared Online Locations": Alex Tan. Facebook pages of States Times Review, Singapore States Times, Alex Tan's personal page and National Times Singapore. According to the Singapore government, Alex Tan faces a fine up to S$40,000 and/or a term of imprisonment up to 3 years for each Facebook page. In total, Alex...

Singapore government covered up infection in prison: 3 inmates, 1 nurse

Singapore's dictatorship government has again dishonestly covered up infection in the country. Four cases of 3 inmates and 1 nurse, were detected from the Singapore prison in its media address. When asked by the state media when were these cases detected, the Singapore Prison Service refused to respond. Two inmates had since been discharged, and the nurse has recovered and gone...

Hyflux cancel second rescue deal

Despite drowning in a S$3 billion debt, Singapore's Hyflux just cancelled its second rescue deal. The Singapore water and energy company said it "ceased" the deal and it is now looking for other investors: "The S$400 million rescue deal with Utico has ceased with the lapsing of the long-stop date earlier this week." The Singapore courts protected Hyflux from its creditors...

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Singaporean poor struggle in slum HDB apartment, worse than Foreign Workers

Cardboard collectors, cleaners and security guards who lost their jobs are now struggling in their slum HDB rental apartments. With very few government handout,...

More than 1,000 Filipino maids gather at Orchard Road today, no fines issued

More than 1,000 Filipino maids openly broke social distancing measures today at Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road. No social distancing was observed, and no...

Minister Chan Chun Sing: Singaporeans at fault for not wanting to be construction workers

When questioned why Singapore is unable to reduce the number of cheap foreign labour, Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing pointed his fingers at the...