Tag Archives: foreign workers

TWO CHINESE FT SUFFERED BURNS IN FIRE AT TUAS, IN CRITICAL CONDITION

Two foreign workers are in critical condition in hospital after they were caught in a fire at their workplace in a factory in Tuas on Saturday. One of them, a 27 year old man from Shandong suffered a 66% burn on his body, while another, a a 39 year old from Jiangsu suffered 90% burns. Both are currently in the ICU at Singapore General Hospital. Reports stated that both are in a very critical condition, and doctors and nurses at SGH are trying their best to save the men's lives. The fire at 29 Tuas Avenue 10 started at about 4:00 pm on Saturday, and was only put out at about 5:10pm. SCDF said that the fire involved plastics and used metals.

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MORE ILLEGALS CAUGHT WORKING IN GEYLANG RAMADAN BAZAAR

Another 9 illegal foreign workers were arrested at the Geylang Ramadan Bazaar yesterday in a joint operation by the NEA, MOM and the Police. The foreign workers were found to be working as food handlers. Just last month, more than 20 illegal foreign workers were arrested in the same bazaar in another operation by the authorities. For the past two years, MOM has launched a total of 76 such operations in bazaars all around Singapore, and have thus far arrested 257 illegal workers.

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SHUT DOWN OF 2G NETWORK EFFECTIVELY PREVENTS FOREIGN WORKERS CONTACTING LOVED ONES?

With the 2G Mobile network nearing its shut down date next month, it is the foreign workers who are going to be the ones most affected by it. Ordinary Singaporeans would most likely already be on 3G or 4G networks, and those who are still on 2G, can just change without any qualms. But for the foreign worker, like our Bangla construction workers, the shut down of the 2G network will really hit them hard. Currently, most of them just use the 2G phones to call back their families, just to chat with them, being away in a foreign land.But soon they can only call their families using at least a 3G network phone. That means buying a smart phone, which cost at least $100 for the lower end ones. Where can they find money to buy such phones?

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IPS REPORT ON S’PORE FUTURE PAVES THE WAY FOR MORE FOREIGNERS IN SG SOON?

It states that “It is 2020 and Singaporeans have wholeheartedly embraced artificial intelligence and innovation. This dystopian scenario, where the adoption of artificial intelligence negatively impacts societies, is one of 12 imagined by a Singapore think-tank of various situations the country might encounter over the next decade, till 2026. Why is it that, arguably, such an extensive study may seem to have missed the obvious question and scenario issues that many Singaporeans have been talking about – i.e. the huge influx of foreigners and the projected mix of foreign workers to Singaporean workers in the future?

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LORRY TOUTS ILLEGALLY FERRY FOREIGN WORKERS EVERYWHERE

Please beware of lorry touts, lorries driven by migrant workers from India and Bangladesh were seen not only touting in Tuas and Little India on Sundays, charging a way cheaper fare as compared to the licensed Little India Buses steal them of their rice bowl, but now they are even going bolder to even tout at Clarke Quay at night.

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FIRE CONSUMES ROOF AFTER LIGHTNING STRUCK NEIGHBOURHOOD

After lighting struck a neighbourhood in Clementi, a fire consumed the roof of a bungalow. On Thursday (Nov 10) evening, after the roof caught fire, neighbours tried to alert the occupants of the house in Sunset Place but to no avail. Foreign workers who were working at another house climbed over the gate to alert its occupants.

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