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On Ending Workplace Discrimination in Singapore: A Panel Discussion by AWARE

This year’s National Day Rally speech expounded on the topic when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that fair workplace treatment guidelines by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) will be enshrined in law. Under the new legislation, employees will be legally protected against workplace discrimination based on age, race, religion, gender, and disability. The specifics of the law are currently being formulated by the government, and we can look forward to their finalisation in due course. […]

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LIFESTYLE








“Something old, something new”: The past semester for exchangers

“Same old, same old,” is a phrase I’ve heard no fewer than five times upon asking my friends how they have been doing for the past semester. True enough, Singapore is known to those of us born and bred here for its not-so-fun-size, and sometimes the nearly Groundhog Day-esque routine of attending university classes on weekdays and frequenting our regular cafe-hopping spots on the weekends can become mundane. Yet, to a select few of us here at NUS now, Singapore was the first destination they hopped to once this semester’s exchange programmes opened. […]

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COMMENTARY






Scoring High with S/U: The Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory Facets of the S/U Policy

The S/U policy was rolled out, according to the administration, to smoothen the rough transition from pre-university into NUS. It aims to provide a supportive and less stressful environment to nurture students’ interests. But what if I told you this: many NUS students today are being a little too indulgent in this holy grail-like policy. Hold your horses—I’m not here to condemn the S/U policy. In fact, I’m all for it, especially because of the positive intentions behind it. Instead, I’m here to shed light on how students have misconstrued the intentions of this policy, via the S/U mentality.  […]

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