Singapore LTA ban GrabHitch, threaten 6-months’ jail

The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) today (Jun 20) cautioned the public not to use GrabHitch, a new innovative Malaysia-Singapore cross-border car-sharing mobile application and threatened to jail offenders...

Singapore government raise Minimum Wage for Employment Pass visa holders by 9%

The Ministry of Manpower yesterday (July 26) announced that the Minimum Wage for Employment Pass (EP) visa holders will be raised by 9.1% to S$3,600 a month. Foreigners employed...
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Minister Teo Chee Hean: Foreigners can apply for S$3,800 fresh grad engineering jobs in...

In other countries, only foreigners with years of experience and accredited qualifications can apply for specialist jobs like engineering. However this is not the case in Singapore where fresh...

Employment survey: Only 16% wants to stay in current job

According to an employment survey by recruitment firm Hudson, only 16% of the survey respondents said that they want to stay in their current job. 29% said they are...

Ministry of Manpower go easy on salary-payback offenders, no jail term on 20 charges

A former director of Harry's International was fined only S$40,000 for under-declaring the salaries of 20 foreign employees. Singapore citizen, Parmjit Kaur, 49, was the former Chief Operating Office...

Lim Swee Say: Better to have one-third foreigners

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say yesterday (Mar 5) openly supported the influx of foreigners in Singapore and said that it is "better" to have one-third of the population being...

Ministry of Manpower: Penalising employees on MCs taken is not illegal

Following a complaint by anonymous Singapore Airlines (SIA) employees over an incentive system that penalises them on the number of sick leaves they take, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)...

Minister Josephine Teo to increase paternity leave by “raising awareness”

Heading the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD), Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo said she wants to increase paternity leave to 2 weeks by "raising awareness". Speaking at the PCF...

Minister Chan Chun Sing: Don’t search for meaning in life

In his speech at the graduation ceremony at Temasek Polytechnic today (May 3), Minister of State Chan Chun Sing told students to not search for meaning in life and...

Singapore’s “best education system” not translated in employment and equality

In a media interview to his survey on PISA ranking of students, National University of Singapore (NUS) economics lecturer Dr. Kelvin Seah revealed that students with "better-quality" tuition perform...

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The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....