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Who Gets to Speak for Migrant Workers in Singapore?
July 13, 2022

Who Gets to Speak for Migrant Workers in Singapore?

By Robin Vochelet
Last month, the city-state canceled the work permit of a Bangladeshi laborer who had become an outspoken advocate of Singapore's migrant worker population.

‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore
June 24, 2022

‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

By Sebastian Strangio
Workers, most of them from the Philippines, reported being subject to threats, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.
UN Calls on Asian Nations to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against COVID-19
March 11, 2021

UN Calls on Asian Nations to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
In many places, migrants have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19.

Amid COVID-19, Singapore Safeguards Citizens’ Jobs at the Expense of Foreign Workers
November 06, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Singapore Safeguards Citizens’ Jobs at the Expense of Foreign Workers

By Mary Manlangit
The pandemic, coupled with rising domestic pressure, has led the Lion City to tighten restrictions on foreign workers.

Why Have Singaporeans Turned Against Indian Professionals?
October 08, 2020

Why Have Singaporeans Turned Against Indian Professionals?

By Asif Ullah Khan
With job losses mounting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Singaporeans are blaming Indian nationals.

The Missing Link in Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy
April 14, 2020

The Missing Link in Singapore’s COVID-19 Strategy

By Shona Loong
Singapore is held up as a model of pandemic management, but that success doesn't extend to its migrant workers.

Singapore’s Migrant Worker Debate: Advocacy Amid a Pandemic
April 12, 2020

Singapore’s Migrant Worker Debate: Advocacy Amid a Pandemic

By Yong Han Poh
What a migrant worker dormitory debate revealed about the relationship between Singapore’s government, citizens, and NGOs.
Riot Reveals Cracks in Singapore Society
December 14, 2013

Riot Reveals Cracks in Singapore Society

By Kirsten Han
Singapore’s normally ordered society has been shaken by the rioting last weekend.

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