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Rana takes Law Society to court

October 16th, 2022|

What began as a personal injury case evolved into a complaint of unprofessional conduct against a lawyer, and when that complaint was handled badly, into a law suit against the Law Society.

Arranging bail

September 22nd, 2022|

When a migrant worker is arrested by the police, put into remand and charged with a serious offence, what are the immediate issues that he is faced with? We recount one worker's experience.

How Singapore abets forced labour

September 12th, 2022|

Six worker cases illustrate how Singapore's work permit system constrains the freedom of workers to refuse a job, putting them at risk of having to serve an employer against their will.

From $20,000 to $510

September 2nd, 2022|

For his first job in Singapore, Hossain Imran had to fork out $20,000. For his latest job, he dealt directly with his prospective employer. His experience tells us what recruitment reform should look like.

Flung from one holding cell to another

August 1st, 2022|

No clear answer could be obtained whether a worker was eligible to work in Singapore again. MOM said Yes, but ICA quietly marked him as a No. What then happened?

The long lockdown, part 6: Stopping distance

July 25th, 2022|

On 24 June 2022, MOM retired the Exit Pass system and workers could go out freely. And still workers were calling TWC2 saying they were confined. What does this say about policy effectiveness?

The long lockdown, part 5: Hear the silence

July 22nd, 2022|

Months into 2022, Special Pass holders remained stuck in dorms even as more and more Work Permit holders were allowed to go out. What about getting the press to highlight this injustice?