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UN decision on cannabis legalisation driven by 'power of money', not rationality and science: Shanmugam

UN decision on cannabis legalisation driven by 'power of money', not rationality and science: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE - The recent decision by is one driven by money and profits rather than science and rationality, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam on Saturday (Dec 5)."It is a decision that concerns us," he said, speaking to the media before the launch of a book on former offenders' rehabilitation journeys."I put this down to the power of money. Companies see a huge amount of profit, and a very invidious idea that cannabis is not harmful, is being pushed."The annual Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's governing body, voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis...

Dec 5
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Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble to start on Nov 22 with one flight a day to each city

Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble to start on Nov 22 with one flight a day to each city

, andSINGAPORE/HONG KONG - Travellers from Singapore will be able to travel to Hong Kong for leisure from Nov 22, in the since border restrictions were imposed amidThe scheme will start with one flight a day into each city with a quota of 200 travellers per flight, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung announced in Singapore on Wednesday (Nov 11).This will be increased to two flights a day from Dec 7.The arrangement will be suspended for two weeks if the seven-day moving average of the daily number of unlinked Covid-19 cases is more than five in either Singapore or Hong Kong, the Civil Aviation...

Nov 11
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Parliament: 4-day work week among ideas to improve work-life balance here

Parliament: 4-day work week among ideas to improve work-life balance here

A four-day work week and government-funded childcare leave to help parents cope with were among the suggestions made by MPs in Parliament yesterday to improve the work-life balance of employees here.Speaking during the debate on the Fortitude Budget, Nominated MP Mohamed Irshad highlighted that the pandemic has forced Singaporeans to adapt to new working arrangements within a very short period of time.As Singapore prepares for phase two of its reopening, it should not return to its old ways of working, but instead build on the progress."I propose moving away from the traditional five-day...

June 5, 2020
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Coronavirus: Foreign workers to be temporarily housed in two floating facilities

Coronavirus: Foreign workers to be temporarily housed in two floating facilities

Foreign workers will be temporarily housed in two floating accommodation facilities from this week in a bid to contain the coronavirus spread.The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said yesterday that it is working with terminal operator PSA Singapore, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Bibby Maritime and The Ascott Limited to manage the two facilities.National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the multi-ministry task force tackling the outbreak, said last Thursday that healthy foreign workers will be moved from dormitories to other sites, such as floating hotels, to...

April 11, 2020
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