In response to a parliamentary question about the language training that foreign healthcare staff working in Singapore receive, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that most foreign workers participate in over 30 hours of language and culture courses while working here. He said that the public health institutions here have programs to teach foreign workers about the local clinical practices and also language and culture.
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Senior Minister of State (Communications and Information) Lawrence Wong had claimed that the Singapore government has “no say” in the subscription prices for the FIFA World Cup “Because Singapore is a small market and has a high demand for World Cup matches, FIFA will consider the country’s purchasing power and act accordingly.“
Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation. Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice, which mixes Roman Catholic devotion with folk belief, but the annual rites continue to draw participants and huge crowds, particularly in northern Pampanga province.
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago was reportedly arrested early Saturday, as divers overcame strong currents and near zero visibility to enter the submerged vessel for the first time. A team of police and prosecutors had sought on Friday arrest warrants for Lee Joon-Seok, 52, and two of his crew without specifying charges, the coastguard had said, after the incident that left 28 people confirmed dead and another 268 still missing.
After topping up to their Medisave, the additional amount actually went to the Special account. Self-employed make up of people such as SMEs owners, taxi drivers, tissue paper sellers etc… The government already charge them $120 per month for license to sell tissue papers. Where by only 11 of them are legal while the rest are illegal hawkers. This is the Singapore you’re having now for voting the PAP, a place where they claim there’s no “dead-poor”, REPUBLIC of Singapore?
Dear Commissioner Ng, Criteria for approval of permits for cause-related events I write to enquire about the criteria by which the Singapore Police Force approves public assemblies which publicise a cause. On 2nd August, a platoon of actors dressed up in SAF attire had assembled in Raffles Place at lunchtime to perform army drills at the command of the public. On 6th July, OnePeople.sg organised a Race Against Racism at the outdoor area of the Marina Bay Sands.
Juvenal was a Roman satirist and poet who lived in the 1st Century AD and who coined the term “Bread and Circuses” in describing the entertainment and offerings to the common people to keep them quiet in the the dying days of the Roman Republic before its collapse and transition to the Roman Empire. Wikipedia explains it this way: “Bread and circuses” (or bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement.
Minister for Manpower, Tan Chuan-Jin, said today that Singaporeans who spread xenophobic hatred are “repulsive” and that other Singaporeans should not tolerate bigotry. He was speaking in reference to the recent foreigner bashing which has occurred over the planned celebration of the Philippines Independence Day in Singapore’s Orchard Road. Tan Chuan Jin praised the netizens who have stood up to the hate mongers.
The issue of legal action being taken on AHPETC comes into the spotlight again. What many are unaware of, however, is that this is because AHPETC refused to apply for health permits to protect the health of its residents, and also refused to ensure there are no safety hazards by refusing to apply for a fire permit. AHPETC also refused to get a consensus from nearby permanent shops' shopkeepers to agree to this trade fair held in the vicinity of their shops, by refusing to apply for a license.