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1 in 5 youths in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime

The same study found one in 43 of those aged 18 and up has had a psychotic disorder in their lifetime - schizophrenia most common.

Time for a mental health emergency hotline?

We know that when there’s a fire, we call 995. When you need the police, you call 999. But when you've got a mental health problem, who do you call?

TOC snubs demand of apology by son of elderly woman with dementia who was allegedly "bullied" by police officers

The deadline for the apology was on July 12 but TOC has refused to accede to the demand.

Like CECA expats, S'porean Chinese-dominated companies would hire their own kind too

CECA is to the Singaporean Chinese what "looking for Mandarin speakers only" in a job application is to the Singaporean minorities.

Data shows for every 1 foreign PMET added, about 3 more S'poreans PMET hired

Of the 1.7 million workers in PMET roles in 2019, 61.7 per cent were Singapore citizens, 14.6 per cent were Singapore PRs and 23.7 per cent were foreigners.

"Doctor" behind vaccination open letter also pens down disparaging remarks against Islam

His credentials as a doctor is also being questioned as his medical registration could not be found in public records.

Racism or not? Woman at the centre of PA saga should set the record straight

It would be prudent for Sarah Bagharib to cut through the smokescreen and reassert her position.

Ethnocentrism, not racism, is the root cause of division in Singapore's society today

Ethnocentrism is the idea that one's own culture is the main standard by which other cultures may be measured. When people use their own culture as a parameter to measure other cultures, they often tend to think that their culture is superior and see other cultures as inferior and bizarre, triggering emotional resistance or backlash.

塞舌尔疫情反弹引发对国药疫苗有效性质疑

这个人口刚刚超过10万的小岛国现在正与新冠病毒感染的激增作斗争,不得不重新采取限制行动的措施。

Allowing Chinese-made vaccines in S'pore without rigid testing a step back against COVID efforts

Singapore residents opting for alternative vaccines may be inoculated with a false sense of security - and probably a jab in the face.

Meet the Malaysian writers running The Online Citizen

The Online Citizen is currently dominated by Malaysians who are apparently very enthusiastic about Singapore's domestic affairs.

Blogger-activist Sudhir calls out WP and PAP for past xenophobia but leaves out PSP

The blogger Sudhir Vadaketh was reiterating Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam's call for the opposition to be speaking out more about racism and xenophobia in Singapore. Not surprisingly, Sudhir Vadaketh stops short of highlighting Progress Singapore Party founder Tan Cheng Bock past xenophobic remarks in 2004 where Tan alluded to foreign migrant workers as being problematic and unhygienic. Tan had spoken against the Government plans at the time to house foreign workers in Singapore's public estates. He felt that dormitories should be built "on reserved land, a distance away from public housing" so they can be "better controlled and also there will be less disturbance." Sudhir's shielding of PSP comes on the back of his close relationship with Lee Hsien Yang's son who he described as his "whisky kaki". Lee is a member of PSP and a good friend of Tan Cheng Bock.

Cherian George questions SPH's editorial independence but silent on wife lifting a leg up for Chinese propaganda

Cherian George throws shade at SPH editorial independence in an op-ed piece published in South China Morning Post - a news outlet known to be devoid of editorial independence - where his wife Zuraidah Ibrahim works as a Deputy Executive Editor. While Cherian makes a fair point, he also needs to look no further than across his marital bed at night to find out if he has been cowering under a shade of hypocrisy all along.

SPH's Ng Yat Chung - Chief of Defensive Incompetence?

Who is he? What does he do? Ng Yat Chung knew exactly when to retire but he stayed on anyways.

Donors' fatigue hits Leong Sze Hian as 2nd fundraiser round loses steam

After 11 days (Apr 27), Leong revealed he had only raised $48,090 from 707 donors, a 60% drop from his 1st fundraiser based on the same period, signaling donors' fatigue.

Cotton On part-timer falsely accused supervisor of sexual assault, gets away scot-free

It was believed she wanted the supervisor to lose his job so a position can be opened up and she could get a permanent role in the company.

OP-ED: Accused males in sexual-related cases should not be media-shamed until after guilty verdict

Court of public opinion would have already passed judgement before the Court of Law. What then are the remedies available for the accused who have been absolved of the crime?

OP-ED: Don't compromise public service for the needs and wants of religion

"The exercise of a person's religious or cultural needs should not extend or infringe upon the boundaries of public service."

OP-ED: Concerns about changing the government policy of religious symbols and attire

"If the government changes the policy of nurses wearing tudung now, will it make more concessions in the future?"

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

NUS grad contributes to school's sterling reputation for sexual-related crimes

He stole a fellow female undergrad's sex toys and offered to be her "friend with benefits"

Closed-door discussions on tudung bearing fruit; nurses may wear tudung soon

"When the discussions are completed, the Government will announce its decision.”

新加坡前进党走极端右翼路线犹如玩火

我要在此提醒大家,前进党走极端右翼政治路线是在玩火。我们真的不需要出此下策,把这样的政治思想引进新加坡。我们也要警惕自己,不要被前进党这样的仇外思想影响,更糟糕的是如果我们有一天,把这样的想法当成是最好的解决方案,还沾沾自喜地认为铲除外国人、拥抱民族主义就是爱国英雄。

工人党的左派政治

工人党在财政预算案辩论中的提案到底达到了什么目的?

How did Singapore pull off its US$19 billion coronavirus Jobs Support Scheme?

During lockdown, the city was paying 75 per cent of the first S$4,600 earned by every Singaporean and permanent resident each month. The support, which dwarfed schemes in Malaysia and Hong Kong, was made possible by Singapore’s giant reserves, compact size and prescient leaders

Government’s secular stand on issue of wearing tudungs with public service uniforms has been ‘consistently clear’: Masagos

The Government's approach to dealing with sensitive issues like the wearing of tudung is to discuss them behind closed doors, says the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs.

Budget debate: Masagos, Maliki caution against open discussion of sensitive issues like tudung

Open discussion may have an impact on religious harmony, they said

Laws to counter terrorism strengthened over the years

Singapore has been strengthening its laws over the years to meet the persistent threat of terrorism, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan.

Extreme Right-Wing Ideology Arrives in Singapore

A recent arrest suggests that the city-state should broaden and diversify its efforts to combat violent extremism.

20-year-old detained under ISA after planning to attack Jews at a Waterloo Street synagogue

Amirull Ali, a self-radicalised Singaporean, also intended to travel to Gaza to join the HAMAS military wing’s fight against Israel.

马善高和孟理齐就佩戴头巾的问题与工人党议员莫哈默·费沙展开辩论:避免让新加坡出现宗教诉求占主导地位并让国家分裂的情况

工人党议员莫哈默·费沙(Faisal Manap)、人民行动党议员马善高(Masagos Zulkifli)和孟理齐(Maliki Osman)继续就如何处理这些敏感问题展开辩论。

黄循财就林志蔚对班级规模及私人学费作用的评论发表演说

黄和林讨论了学校系统中师生比例等问题。

Etonhouse heir Ng Yi Sheng on why he protested for LGBT-rights at MOE

Ng Yi Sheng, the son of famed EtonHouse founder Ng Gim Choo, published his thoughts on why he protested for LGBT-rights at MOE.

Kranji Woodland was formerly a barren land back in 2008 based on satellite images

Based on satellite images, a would-be forest begin to form only in late-2012 to mid-2013.

2021年财政预算案亮点:从家庭代金券到进口网购低价商品所纳消费税一一盘点

提高汽油税,延长受打击最严重行业(航空等)的公司生命线。

评论:2021年财政预算案及新加坡的税收制度将如何改善

在新加坡财政状况面临挑战的情况下,可能需要对某些税收进行调整,但更大程度上的转为利用私有资金可能是最终的选择……

Eyewitness: Car was speeding along Tanjong Pagar Road - 5 killed in fiery crash

White BMW was seen speeding along Tanjong Pagar road.

Here are the 7 types of serious crimes where TraceTogether data can be used for investigations

The legislation will be introduced in the next sitting of Parliament next month.

Australian govt has a history of sharing citizens' data covertly despite laws prohibiting it

Australia may have passed a law giving better privacy safeguards to protect its citizen's contact tracing data but given the Australian government's track record in citizens' surveillance, observers questioned if the new law is merely a smokescreen for increased covert surveillance.

维文:新加坡之所以情况更好,是因为抗疫措施不像其他国家那样政治化

反对党领袖毕丹星鼓励新加坡人下载并使用TraceTogether。

‘They thought I was an office spy’: The NUS graduate who’s working as a cleaner

SINGAPORE — Last October, Ms Naomi Wu picked up a toilet brush for the first time in her life.

Why female genital mutilation persists in Singapore

Female genital mutilation is considered a violation of human rights by the UN, and is illegal in many countries. The procedure still happens in Singapore, where an estimated 60 per cent of Malay women have been cut.

根据《内部安全法令》(ISA),一名因策划对新加坡两座清真寺进行恐怖袭击的16岁少年被警方拘留

他计划用砍刀屠杀穆斯林教徒,并对大屠杀进行现场直播。欲了解更多信息,请访问straitstimes.com。

S’porean Woman Saves Man From Suicide But Receives Negative Remarks From Family & Friends

Humanity comes in many forms and knows no colours. This was showcased in a heroic act carried out by a 23-year-old Singaporean girl. She took to the NUSWhispers to anonymously share how she had saved a man from committing suicide, and all it took was a hug. She wrote, “I was taking the train home

男子因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判入狱及鞭刑

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。

航空和海事工作人员在T4航站楼接受新冠肺炎疫苗接种,该中心每日可接种4000支疫苗

从1月18日起,航空和海事一线工作人员在樟宜机场T4航站楼接受新冠肺炎疫苗接种。7000人将在本周接种疫苗。

Only 3 in 10 victims of sexual harassment in Singapore report the incident

According to the first national survey conducted in Singapore regarding sexual harassment, two in five workers in the country report being sexually harassed at the workplace in the past five years.

纳吉布(Najib)抨击现任政府将金三角黄金地带的酒店卖给新加坡公司

Perikatan Nasional最近批准将武吉免登皇家朱兰(Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang)酒店以九折的价格出售给另一家新加坡公司。

Commentary: KL-Singapore HSR termination risks Malaysia falling behind on transport connectivity

The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed rail may have been terminated. This isn’t the end of the line but a signal that better processes are needed, says Stewart Nixon.

"Flooding" in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park? It's called a Bioswale.

Bioswales are landscaping features that collect polluted stormwater runoff.

Authorities working with popular Seletar petting farm in Singapore to rehome animals, find alternative sites

Singapore authorities are working with a popular petting farm in Seletar, which is closing its doors after two decades to make way for new roads, to rehome its animals and find alternative premises for its pet-related businesses.

Preschool teacher sacked after handling boy, 4, in rough manner

A teacher at a preschool in Ang Mo Kio was immediately sacked after she was found to have physically mishandled a 4 year old pupil.

Philip Jeyaretnam appointed Supreme Court judicial commissioner

Mr Philip Jeyaretnam has been appointed as a judicial commissioner of the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Monday

Robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to 'spy' on private conversations: NUS study

Your robot vacuum cleaner could be picking up private conversations along with the dust and dirt in your home says computer scientists from the National University of Singapore

94-year-old among nearly 90 people hauled up in anti-crime operation in Geylang

A 94-year-old was among nearly 90 people hauled up for various offences in a multi-agency operation this week to clamp down on criminal

Waterspout seen off southern Singapore on Sunday afternoon

A waterspout was seen off the southern coast of Singapore on Sunday (Dec 6) afternoon amid rainy and stormy weather. Photos provided

Lee Hsien Yang bails on TOC's Terry Xu, leaving him to fend for himself

Terry Xu had lunch with Lee Hsien Yang and his wife, Lee Suet Fern on November 4, a few hours before Xu filed a letter with the High Court to discontinue third-party proceedings.

'My own choice,' says Malaysian woman found sleeping rough in Singapore

SINGAPORE: “I have a home, but I like it this way. It is my own choice.”

林学芬律师因处理李光耀遗嘱失当被停职15个月

纪律法庭于今年二月裁定林学芬女士犯有严重不当的职业行为。照片来自摩根路易斯律师事务所的YOUTUBE。

评论文章:林学芬被高等法院裁定行为不端——最终,这都是钱的问题?

经过多年戏剧化和媒体的铺垫,“欧思礼故事”似乎真的是在讲李显扬和林学芬想从李光耀的遗嘱中得到多少钱。

尚达曼:就业将是全世界未来的核心挑战

他说:“我坚信我们会成功。”

新加坡受骗者被冒充中国官员的人骗走100万新元现金

受骗者被引导相信她因严重犯罪而接受调查。

基于韩国48例死亡报告,新加坡卫生部建议暂停使用两种流感疫苗

新加坡迄今尚无与流感疫苗接种相关的死亡报告。

许宝琨认为政府在意识形态上并不反对最低工资,但渐进工资模式效果更好

许宝琨认为,很难为所有行业的最低工资设定统一标准。

Pritam Singh呼吁政府考虑实施1300新元的全民最低工资标准

他说,政府所采取的行业办法需要“太长时间”来落实。

毕丹星:月薪低于1300新元对于任何一个新加坡人来说都是不能接受的

毕丹星力劝政府加快行动帮助新加坡的低收入工人。

最低工资制与渐进式薪金模式有什么区别?

网上争论不断,我们来看看渐进式薪金模式与最低工资制的主要区别吧。