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Commentary: Josephine Teo Allegedly Stressed Until Cannot Speak Properly

Commentary: Josephine Teo Allegedly Stressed Until Cannot Speak Properly

Due to the outbreak of Covid19 in many foreign worker dormitories, the Minister of Manpower (MOM) Josephine Teo has been in the spotlight. At many press conferences where she had to address various issues relating to the high incidence of migrant workers infection, her most frequently-uttered word is none other than “dormitory” (ies). Josephine Teo's pronunciation of the biggest keyword in Singapore’s Covid-19 vocabulary today could have been off-key — and often, distractingly inconsistent. In the case of Josephine Teo, her pronunciation of “dormitory” may have strayed from habit due to the great stress the D word has put upon the nation and her. Confronting or uttering it could even be upsetting.

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Covid19: Ho Ching Says Singaporeans' Living Habits No Different From Foreign Workers'

Ho Ching: Singaporeans should reflect on their own living habits and hygiene before pointing fingers at foreign workers at dormitories. Singaporeans' living habits are no different from that of foreign workers at dormitories. Even though Singaporeans think they are "clean", they may be the ones spreading the virus around.

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Covid19: Ministry Of Health's Categories of Covid19 Cases Imply that Foreign Workers Are Not Part of Our Community

By splitting up the cases into three mutually exclusive categories and labeling one such category as "the community", is the Ministry not advancing the implicit view that the other categories -- work permit holders, ie. our foreign workers -- are not considered as part of our community?

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