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SOCIAL WORKER HOLDS SIGNS SUPPORTING GAY COMMUNITY @ DHOBY GHAUT MRT. BIG BALLS SIOL!

Prominent social worker Mr. Jolovan Wham together with a friend Ming Poon took to the streets of Singapore to conduct a social experiment entitled "hold my hand". When at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, they openly held out signs with the captions "An Equal Love" and "Happy To Be Gay" to express solidarity with the LGBT community in Singapore.

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FOREIGNERS AT HONG LIM PARK VIGIL QUESTIONED BY POLICE

Before the event, police officers reminded him to comply with the rules and regulations for using the area. Mr Wham and co-organiser Rachel Zeng, 31, had a link to these rules on the event's Facebook page when it was set up. They also wrote: "If you don't have a permit, you can come and 'observe'. Observing a protest or a demonstration is legal. How you choose to 'observe' is entirely up to you. We can't stop you and we shouldn't have to!"

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VIGIL AT HONG LIM PARK TO BACK PROTESTERS

Their candlelight vigil started at 7.30pm, with the crowd spontaneously singing Under A Vast Sky, a Cantonese song by Hong Kong rock band Beyond that has become the protest's unofficial anthem. Event organisers Jolovan Wham, 34, and Rachel Zeng, 31, said they wanted to stand in solidarity with the Hong Kong people who have taken to the streets to push for universal suffrage.

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Basic salary rate is a good start, but does not go far enough

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The causes of the Little India riot are of course many and I do not want to over simplify the problem. That being said, I sincerely believe that chronic frustration over their working conditions are a significant part of the equation. It is therefore crucial to address the needs of our construction workers too. In the words of labour activist, Jolovan Wham: “I think it’s a good first step, but this should pave the way for legislation to be enacted eventually… Such a basic wage should apply to sectors like construction, marine and services, for instance, and also apply to workers of all nationalities.”

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