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Work-From-Home ‘Coronaconomy’

Rather than leaving it up to employers to decide whether their employees would work from home, the Government can adopt a tripartite approach of facilitating employers to offer their employees the choice of working remotely by briefing employees in advance of the employers’ expectation on and requirement of, such arrangements.

With many people still choosing to go out despite the virus risk, an award scheme may be implemented as an incentive for residents to stay at home. Those who have to leave their homes for work may also maximise productivity of the economy through ways such as doubling as delivery freelancers.

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To Close, or Not Close, Is That the Only Choice for MOE?

Instead of being for or against closing schools, how about we let parents decide whether their children would stay home to receive their education online? This will allow families facing different circumstances to make their decisions accordingly. It may also facilitate the implementation of social distancing in schools as certain classrooms and teachers may be freed up so that conventional class size may be reduced with the potential bonus of enhancing the quality of education delivery.

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Power Resides With The People, Not Govt. But In SG, Power Resides With The Govt

Power Resides With The People, Not Govt. But In SG, Power Resides With The Govt

Trade unions, representing hundreds of thousands of workers, are a threat and must be rendered toothless. Freedom of peaceful assembly, which can bring together, perhaps tens of thousands of people, to press forth a common interest, is a threat and must be curtailed.

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WP Continues Asking Relevant Questions In Parliament On SG's Reserves

WP Continues Asking Relevant Questions In Parliament On SG's Reserves

Mr Perera questioned the Finance Minister on whether the Reserves should always go up and up at the same rate now as was in previous years, especially since 2008, where during the global financial crisis, Singapore had to use a tiny fraction of the Reserves. For comparison, DPM Heng said that Singapore's Reserves need not be dipped into during this period, as businesses and Singaporeans are hit hard by the COVID-19 situation.

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Bangladeshi FTs Eyeing Return Home, As SG Suffers From Covid19

Bangladeshi FTs Eyeing Return Home, As SG Suffers From Covid19

The fear is inherent on the Bangladeshis, as they often live in crowded, cramped conditions - and their families thousands of miles away who want them to return home. So, as most consider their stay in Singapore, a question does need answering. With the potential exodus of the Bangladeshi workers, with many of them working in the construction industry, will the industry then be affected with a lower number of workforce? A very big lesson here to not be overly reliant on foreigners to fill jobs. When the shit hits the fan many of them will want to go back to their country, as evidenced by this CNA report.

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Singapore's Economy Already In Recession, Covid19 Just A Convenient Excuse

Singapore's Economy Already In Recession, Covid19 Just A Convenient Excuse

Singapore's economic depression over the past decade is a symptom not the disease. More importantly, Singaporeans must be wide eye to know that the recession in 2020 is not caused by the COVID-19 disease. The COVID-19 disease merely hastened the coming of a recession in Singapore. If and when the COVID-19 disease become pandemic and caused a global recession, Singapore's recession in 2020 will become more severe.

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MSM News Reports That PRCs Are Buying Masks In SG To Send Back To Their Home

MSM News Reports That PRCs Are Buying Masks In SG To Send Back To Their Home

A report on the government mouthpiece paper, The Straits Times, said that some Chinese nationals who are living in Singapore are buying masks to bring or send back to their hometowns in China, as apparently, there are shortages arising from the Wuhan virus there. The report, which came out about a week ago, seem more apt now that Singapore is facing 4 new cases where the virus was locally transmitted.

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Government Warns Landlords Against Improper Eviction Of Home Tenants, As 30,000 PRCs Yet To Return To SG

Government Warns Landlords Against Improper Eviction Of Home Tenants, As 30,000 PRCs Yet To Return To SG

Most believe that the decision by landlords to evict tenants and why the government has issued warning against doing such things was because as Minister Josephine Teo said, there were still 30,000 PRCs work pass holders based in Singapore that has not returned back to Singapore ever since the virus broke out. So, any move to evict these high numbers would represent a huge problem of homelessness that the Government would not want to face.

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MCI Lifts Temporary Exemption Of Internet Intermediaries From POFMA

MCI Lifts Temporary Exemption Of Internet Intermediaries From POFMA

It has finally happened. Using the recent Wuhan Coronavirus emergency as a convenient excuse, the Singapore Government has lifted the temporary exemption of internet platforms form the POFMA requirements. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and others were under this category of temporary exemption.

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Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

There is no reason to hold POFMA applications in Chambers. Conversely, there is every reason to have such applications heard in open court as a matter of public interest, especially, in light of the intentions and objectives of POFMA, particularly, as repeatedly assured by the Government, namely, to filter out fake news. The public is entitled to know why the subject information so classified as fake news is legitimately fake news, as opposed to being wrongfully so declared.

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