Tag Archives: Straits Times 29 Aug 2014

DOG DEBARKING CONTROVERSY: 5 THINGS ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

Animal welfare groups in Singapore are upset over a Housing Board notice that asked some dog owners in Ang Mo Kio to consider "debarking your dog through surgery". The notice has since been taken down. Just what is debarking, which the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) described as a "solution of last resort" in an online brochure? We take a look.

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UNIONISTS WORRIED ABOUT NEW CPF OPTION

An upcoming move by the Government to let workers who retire withdraw part of their Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings in a lump sum worries unionists. They fear it will bring grief to the very group of workers whose well-being they have always strived to protect: the low-wage earners. These rank-and-file workers have traditionally formed the backbone of NTUC's union membership. A lump sum withdrawal will reduce what is left in their CPF savings for the monthly payouts, they told Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a closed-door dialogue yesterday.

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