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男子因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判入狱及鞭刑

Jan 22, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

新加坡:一名25岁男子于周四(1月21日)因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判9个月监禁,并被处以鞭刑。

由于保护受害者身份的禁言令,这名无法透露姓名的男子承认,在女友的家中猥亵了她的母亲。

期间还从案情调查中得知,被告于去年3月9日与女友生下一名婴儿,并在其母亲家中寄养。

早上8点左右,他的女朋友就去自己的房间睡觉了,因为她晚上一直在照顾孩子。

在上午11点半之前,被告进入受害者的房间拿枕头。他看到他女朋友的母亲睡着了,且她的乳房裸露在外面。

副检察官Tin Shu Min说,被告猥亵了她,还捏了她的胸部几次。他还用手摸了一下受害者的嘴。

当受害者醒来时,她看到被告脱下裤子蹲在她身边。

被告告诉她“我们做爱吧”,受害者拒绝了。随后,受害者问被告她的女儿和婴儿在哪里,被告说他们睡在外面。

受害者假装继续睡觉,然后被告就离开了。她对所发生的事情感到震惊,但没有立即报案,因为她担心这会引起被告的怀疑。

下午12点35分,当被告被婴儿分散注意力时,受害者抓住机会报了案,最终警察将他逮捕。

此后,受害者开始定期参加心理健康研究所的治疗项目课程,因为该事件使她感到抑郁。

法庭表示,尽管治疗过程和处方药对她有所帮助,但当她回忆起这次事件时,她仍然受到了触动和创伤。

检察官要求法院作出最终判决,并指出了对受害者造成的伤害,以及被告2013年因性犯罪被判缓刑。

如果被告使用犯罪式暴力来猥亵甚至侵犯被害者的罪名成立,则他可能会被判处最高两年的监禁,罚款,鞭刑,或以上数种惩罚一并执行。

新闻来源:CNA/ll(ta)


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).