Tag Archives: australia

I’M GLAD I LEFT SINGAPORE FOR AN AUSTRALIAN WAY OF LIFE

Contrary to popular beliefs, Singaporeans leave for Australia due to factors related to Singapore's success rather than failure. I know my departure is not a mistake. This entire blog has been a database of qualitative data. The question is whether my inputs are objective or lies. If you work as a cleaner in Singapore, the chances of you feeling like a first class citizen is zero. Ask the average Malay or Indian Singaporean if they feel being treated like a first class citizen in Singapore.

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SINGAPOREAN IN AUSTRALIA: I’M GLAD I LEFT

The notion of a first class citizen is an interesting one. Let me explain this to you how it works. A first class citizen is neither a title nor a specific kind of treatment. It is a feeling. If you work as a cleaner in Singapore, the chances of you feeling like a first class citizen is zero.

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STRAITS TIMES: RULE OF LAW MUST BE UPHELD BY ALL

Indonesia's decision to stick to the death penalty for convicted foreign drug offenders is fully within its sovereign rights. Also, given that Indonesian citizens are subject to the law, it is inconceivable that an exception could be made for others merely because they are foreigners.

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JAPANESE MAN MOLESTED WOMAN AND CAUGHT MASTURBATING ON JETSTAR FLIGHT

A Japanese man allegedly touched a woman inappropriately in a Jetstar flight from Japan to the Gold Coast on December 6 last year. The man also switched on his laptop to watch pornography. "He pulled his pants all the way to his ankles to expose his leggings. He then proceeded to place his hands into his leggings and start moving his arm in an up and down motion,"

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Sydney siege: Hostage taker’s list of offences raises questions, say experts

Monis' website offers perhaps the keenest insight into the motivations behind his decision to seize an upscale cafe in Martin Place in the heart of Sydney's financial district. The website shows graphic images of children that he says were killed by US-led coalition air strikes, as well as media coverage following his court appearances and statements addressed to the Muslim community and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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SINGAPOREANS IN SYDNEY SAFE, STAYED AWAY FROM SIEGE AREA

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesman said as of noon yesterday, the ministry had not received any reports of Singaporeans affected by the hostage situation and that the Singapore High Commission in Canberra was in touch with the Australian authorities and contacting Singaporeans in Sydney who have e-registered with the MFA. “The MFA would like to advise Singaporeans in Sydney to take the necessary precautions for their personal safety, heed the advice of the local authorities and monitor the developments closely.

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ISIS SUPPORTER STABS TWO POLICE OFFICERS

Some Christian schools and churches have reported threats from young men bearing Islamic flags and threatening them with "slaughter". Terror suspect Abdul Numan Haider was shot in Melbourne on Tuesday while allegedly planning to behead police officers and drape them in an Islamic flag. The 18-year-old stabbed two policemen before he was shot dead.

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AUSTRALIA GOING TO USE EXTREME FORCE AGAINST ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said "extreme force" was justified in battling Islamic State militants as he played down reports that an Australian plane delivering humanitarian aid in Iraq came under fire. Australia will "in coming days" join ally the United States in an international effort to transport weapons to Kurdish forces fighting IS extremists in northern Iraq. It has also been conducting humanitarian air drops to the besieged town of Amerli.

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AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY BREAKS S’PORE’S FAIR CONSIDERATION FRAMEWORK WHILE ADVERTISING FOR RESEARCH OFFICER

Does it mean that the Australian High Commission only advertised on the Jobs Bank to “wayang” (put on a show) when it had no intention of hiring locals for the job? Note that companies applying for an Employment Pass for foreigners to work in Singapore need to quote the job advertisement ID on the Jobs Bank to show that they have already advertised for locals. Otherwise, without any advertisement on the Jobs Bank, a company will not be able to apply for an Employment Pass for a foreign PMET.

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