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INDIAN FTS CONVICTED OF GANG ROBBERY IN LITTLE INDIA

4 Indian nationals were convicted of gang robbery today at the courts for staging a false police raid on a shop believed to be involved in illegal money remittance, and making off with $1.27 million worth of cash in 2012. A fifth accomplice, taxi driver and police reservist Mohammad Ansari Abdul Hussain, was sentenced to 8 years jail and 12 strokes of the cane in 2013 for providing the police uniforms and posing as a cop during the false raid.

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LIM SWEE SAY: GOVT WON’T RELAX FOREIGN WORKER QUOTA

"We cannot afford to continue to adopt a more liberal policy towards taking in foreign manpower,” said Mr Lim. “If we continue to do so, the ratio of local workers versus foreign manpower will continue to decline. As mentioned, from 4:1, 3:1 to 2:1 and in the near future, if we continue this path, it'll be 1:1. And beyond that, one day Singaporeans will wake up to find ourselves a minority in the Singapore workforce and obviously, that's not sustainable, that's not desirable.

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OPTICAL ILLUSION OF MEN WORKING ON MRT TRACK

At first glance, the photo is a common sight for many Singaporeans - men working under an MRT track. But look closer and you might notice something mind-boggling. The optical illusion posted by Reddit user zibin has reached its front page, and caused much confusion on the user-generated website. Two men are seen standing on a construction lift but the weird angle of the photo makes it seem like the track is low or the machine is going to topple over.

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FOREIGNER WORKERS CELEBRATED MAY DAY ACROSS SINGAPORE

Held at four recreation centres across the island, the May Day celebration was a way to show warmth and appreciation to migrant workers, and to recognise them as a dynamic and integral part of the Singapore workforce. About 15,000 foreign workers got to take a break and have some fun on Friday evening at a May Day celebration organised by the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC).

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WHAT FOREIGN WORKERS IN SINGAPORE THINK ABOUT YOU S’POREANS

Foreign workers have a tough time here in Singapore. They’re separated from their family for months, and work hard under the hot sun just for our infrastructure. We wanted to find out more about the lives of these foreign workers, and what they really think about Singapore. Our reporters went out to speak to some foreign workers, and this is what they had to say:

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[COMPLAIN] COFFEESHOP CHARGES GST AND HIRES CHEAP FOREIGNERS TO INCREASE PROFIT

As I used to live in the area until recently, I know of this coffeeshop and its cheap tactic. The coffeeshop is at BLK 160A Jalan Teck Whye. It is the only Halal coffeeshop in the area. The next nearest Halal coffeeshop is all the way at Bukit Gombak Central. They serve very expensive food there, and most of the food is cooked and served by cheap foreign workers. I have seen Indian workers who don't speak a word of English or Malay serving customers, and the cooks in the back are mainly PRCs or Malaysians.

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MASSIVE FIGHT BETWEEN FOREIGN WORKERS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY!

In September 1983, a group of South Korean workers fought with some Malaysians at a shopping complex. They only stopped fighting when a policeman fired a warning shot. And in March last year, police managed to stop a fight between 80 South Korean workers from spreading at a hotel in Upper East Coast Road.

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PM: Our goal is to improve SGs’ lives by raising wages

In his May Day message, PM Lee said that the government’s goal has remained “constant” and that is to improve Singaporeans’ lives. To do that, an important strategy is to develop better workers and create better jobs. “This is the only sustainable way to raise wages,” he said. Mr Lee said Singapore is undergoing a major transition: Our economy is upgrading qualitatively, and expanding less quickly than before. Last year we did well: Growth was 4.1 per cent, and wages and household incomes rose broadly. This year we expect to grow 2-4 per cent, which is typical of a maturing economy.

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