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MINISTERIAL COMMITTEES ON SALARIES, FOREIGNERS & HEALTHCARE NOT USEFUL AT ALL?

We refer to the article “No mystery to setting up of ministerial committee on Oxley Road house: Tharman” (Straits Times, Jun 22). It states that “Some Ministerial committees may sit for just a few months, because the problems can be sorted out quickly. But there are also committees that have to stay engaged for years – sometimes with new Ministers coming in – such as on foreign worker policies, and funding healthcare and retirement needs.”

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GOVT APPOINTS FOREIGN HR AGENCY TO HELP S’POREANS FIND JOBS

I refer to the article “2nd foreign agency starts work to help PMETs in job search” (Straits Times, Jun 13). It states that “It is the second foreign job-placement agency appointed by the Government under a two-year pilot scheme. The first agency, Ingeus, started operations in April.”

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BARRICADES & IDENTITY CARD CHECKS FOR UPCOMING PINK DOT 2017

Event organizers have announced shockingly draconian security checks for this upcoming Pink Dot SG event, planned for 1 July this year. The measures, which include barricading the open area of the Speakers' Corner and having identity cards or passport checks for participants before they enter the area, were decisions made necessary because of the authorities, the organizers said.

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NETIZEN: FENCE OFF HONG LIM PARK TO BAN FOREIGNERS FROM ATTENDING PINK DOT!

Netizen Kindred Cheong called for Pink dot organisers to fence off Hong Lim Park from foreigners and PRs. I am glad that only Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) can attend Pink Dot from this year onwards, and only local companies can sponsor it. It is important to disallow foreign individuals and organisations from interfering in Singaporean politics and social issues. We must stop foreigners from abusing values such as democracy, freedom of speech and human rights in Singapore, and from spreading their agenda here. The Pink Dot organisers should fence off Hong Lim Park and employ security officers and registration staff to ensure that only Singaporeans and PRs attend the event.

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MAID FIGHTS OFF BURGLAR WITH BRICK AFTER HE STEALS FROM LANDED HOUSE

An unemployed man, who attempted to steal from a private landed property, got more than he bargained for when he was found by 2 foreign domestic workers tending the house. After slipping into the house and pocketing foreign currency, designer watches and handbags from the property, he was discovered by one of the domestic workers, a 30 year-old Indonesian maid, while attempting to escape.

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IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT TO BAN FOREIGNERS FROM PINKDOT!

Let's get real, there is no way they can enforce the “no foreigners allowed in pink dot” ruling. Firstly the optics of police screening people in pinkdot to see if they are local or foreigners will not look good no matter how you cut it . This is a viral news story waiting of pictures waiting to happen. Right now it seems the authoritise are trying to scare and deter people with the whole "could be fine up to $10,000" or whatever maximum sentence they might dish out,gone are the days where singaporean dishes out maximum sentences to foreigners in order to make a statement, that practise died with Lee Kuan Yew. There is no way to enforce this and enforcement will just put pinkdot and singapore's homophobia and LGBT issues into an even bigger spotlight. LGBT rights is already a very touchy subject that the Singapore government is afraid to deal with and their stance is status quo while trying not to be "too" homophobic and actually enforce 377a despite keeping the law there. I really doubt the government will enforce these rulings or even get the police to screen people because that could add tension to the event and risk making the the police look heavy handed which i guarantee will be recorded,uploaded and go viral. This very same issue of heavy handedness is probably the reason why there is no announcement from the police about the new rulings for this event.

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