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    was stunned when i watched this

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Video%2B...type=Singapore



    can't believe that such things are still happening in Singapore!

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    is it the one near the bukit timah plaza?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    its illegal. That's why there are housing regulations to protect public health. Exploitation occurs when those responsible do not take care of those under their charge...sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_lan View Post
    was stunned when i watched this

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Video%2B...type=Singapore



    can't believe that such things are still happening in Singapore!
    Good to expose them.. those cost cutting measures....

    Must expose those responsible and put the photo in youtube or here!

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    WTF!

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    these are the things foreign workers on work permit has to put up with, most dare not fight for their basic right for obvious reasons, those heartless employers exploit this to cut cost.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    is it the one near the bukit timah plaza?
    Yeap that's the one near bukit timah plaza!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    these are the things foreign workers on work permit has to put up with, most dare not fight for their basic right for obvious reasons, those heartless employers exploit this to cut cost.
    i cant agree more. mayb ppl (bosses or agents) who expliot these foreign workers should be punished more severely?

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    ^^ Not really a big deal. Student traveller accommodation in other countries cramp about the same number of people in one room. Our baggage and stuff were all to be stored in a store room. Two floors of people share two toilets and a bathroom located in the basement. Singaporeans should travel more to cure them of their spoilt mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejay View Post
    ^^ Not really a big deal. Student traveller accommodation in other countries cramp about the same number of people in one room. Our baggage and stuff were all to be stored in a store room. Two floors of people share two toilets and a bathroom located in the basement. Singaporeans should travel more to cure them of their spoilt mentality.
    but what you are saying is traveller right. but these caregivers have to stay their for their contract duration, with these kind of living conditions, how can they give their 100%?

    why should them be living in such conditions when we dont expect to be treated this way? isnt this double standard?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejay View Post
    ^^ Not really a big deal. Student traveller accommodation in other countries cramp about the same number of people in one room. Our baggage and stuff were all to be stored in a store room. Two floors of people share two toilets and a bathroom located in the basement. Singaporeans should travel more to cure them of their spoilt mentality.
    Youre kidding right? You travel on your liking, you at least know what to expect. These caregivers were promised something else. Get it!?
    Last edited by Jix; 27th April 2008 at 11:39 PM.

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    Anyone else think that the "anonymity" is not anonymous enough? How many workers can there be? We wouldn't be able to tell, but if the employers / bosses watching, I'd give them a good chance of being able to tell who it is who talked to the camera. Feel sorry for that person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejay View Post
    ^^ Not really a big deal. Student traveller accommodation in other countries cramp about the same number of people in one room. Our baggage and stuff were all to be stored in a store room. Two floors of people share two toilets and a bathroom located in the basement. Singaporeans should travel more to cure them of their spoilt mentality.
    And did you even bother to see the video? Man, people say the weirdest thing nowadays. Please try to remain in context. At least try.

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    After doing some googling i found some things about this company.


    1) The CEO and Chairman are the same person.

    wasn't there some debate about this topic after the renci scandal broke where he was both?
    here's 2 recent articles about MOH recommending Renci to separate the role of Chairman and CEO to separate people:

    http://www.todayonline.com/articles/238334.asp
    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...329518/1/.html


    Does this only apply to charities?


    also,

    2) Last october appointed Mdm Koh Hin Ling, to be on the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
    http://www.thenextview.com/ir/view.php?ia_id=268805


    it is also stated that Mdm Koh Hin Ling is also Executive Director and Head of Administrative Matters, and also a member of the board
    http://investing.businessweek.com/re...symbol=CHNH.SI


    and on MAS net, it states that she is the CEO's and Chairman's wife.
    http://masnet.mas.gov.sg/opera/sdrpr...care%20OIS.pdf


    is this also normal practice?


    Please no flaming! i am just doing my research as it is a public company!
    Last edited by big_lan; 28th April 2008 at 08:16 PM. Reason: edit

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