Ken Lim faces another charge of insulting woman’s modesty

SINGAPORE: Ken Lim, the man once dubbed “the Simon Cowell of Singapore,” is facing yet another charge related to accusations women have brought against him. There are now seven charges: six counts of insulting a woman’s modesty and one count of molestation. The former Singapore Idol’s most recent charge is for insulting the modesty of a woman while allegedly discussing a possible career in music for her back in July

Thomson Medical given 3 months to restore public float

The percentage of the company’s shares held by public shareholders has fallen below 10%. Thomson Medical will have three months to restore its public float as granted by the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). During the three months, Thomson Medical will still be able to continue trading its shares. In a bourse filing, the company’s board has advised shareholders and investors to “refrain from taking any action, which may

MOF to consider ‘age-based only’ in criteria of Majulah Package

Currently, the package only benefits seniors with lower incomes and less wealth. The government is looking into suggestions to amend the eligibility of the Majulah Package by including age-only criteria. Senior Minister of State for Finance Chee Hong Tat said the current key segments are providing support for young seniors aged 50 to early 60. “They have benefitted from Singapore’s economic growth and our investments in education, healthcare, and social security.

Maid wants to stay in SG after employer cancels her Work Permit

SINGAPORE: A foreign domestic helper took to social media asking what her options were after her employer cancelled her Work Permit (WP). In an anonymous post to a support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, the maid asked if she could stay in Singapore even after her employer cancelled her Work Permit and brought her to the airport to send her home. “Can I stay ?If yes, how long?”

Residents monthly household needs increase from $600 to $1K

SINGAPORE — During a recent community engagement by the opposition party, Peoples’ Voice at the Jalan Besar GRC, a number of residents expressed their grievances about the current economic climate. Led by party leader Lim Tean, their conversations centred around their concerns at the high cost of living and the planned increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to 9% in Jan 2024. This will be a second consecutive

Minimum Income Standards in Singapore Go Beyond Necessities. It’s Also About Self-Respect.

Top image: Stephanie Lee / RICE File Photo We often disagree on what a basic standard of living in Singapore looks like. Some point to a minimal standard of living; food on the table, a roof over our heads, and some clothes on our backs are what’s needed. Questions about quality can come later.  Others incorporate abstract ideas into that basic standard of living. They pay equal attention to principles

Maid made to work while standing for 17 hours

SINGAPORE: A foreign domestic helper took to social media feeling rather stuck in her place of employment. In messages sent to the administrator of a support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, the maid said that she had only been working with her employer for three weeks. She added that they would scold her for small mistakes, but she wanted more time to adjust. The domestic helper even wrote

Why higher fares for bus & MRT when SBS & SMRT are making profits?

SINGAPORE: SBS and SMRT both reported higher profits this year. So why will bus and train fares go up more than ever before? asked a commuter in the United Singaporean Facebook Group. Bus and train fares will go up by 11 cents from Dec 23, generating more revenue for the. transport operators. SBS Group reported a S$68 million profit attributable to shareholders in 2022, up from S$51.6 million in 2021,

Sylvia Lim calls for banks to reimburse scam victims

SINGAPORE: In Parliament on Monday (Sept 18), Workers’ Party MP Sylvia Lim (Aljunied GRC) said that in light of the increase in reported cases of scams and cybercrimes, banks should take the lead in combating scams, instead of placing the burden of responsibility on consumers. The WP chair said that these crimes have grown by 25 per cent year on year, for a total of 3,700 cases or 92 reports

Singapore policeman saves otters, helps them safely cross Orchard Road

SINGAPORE: When a large group of otters found themselves needing to cross Orchard Road, it was a police officer who took charge and made sure they got to safety. The officer’s kind deed was caught on camera, with a video posted on TikTok on Sunday (Sept 17) reaching almost 350,000 views. At the start of the clip, the otters, which numbered around 20, are seen on a pavement, slipping underneath