09 December 2008

Muddy Singapore swallows China workers, part 2

The saga continues. Two more workers had to spend a night in a police lock-up while nobody seems to know what's happened to the first two, arrested last week. And why didn't the Ministry of Manpower prosecute the employer for not paying wages and overtime on time? Full essay.

08 December 2008

Community effort no substitute for government inaction on MSM HIV

As the incidence of HIV climbs among men who have sex with men (MSM), it would be a misplaced question to ask "What is the gay community doing about it?" while accepting fatalistically the conservatism and inaction of the government. Some clear thinking is badly needed, or there'll be no progress. Full essay.

06 December 2008

Educating DBS

DBS bank proudly announced a Christmas promotion benefitting an anti-gay Christian group. Boycott calls rang out. Full essay.

05 December 2008

Muddy Singapore swallows China workers

Here's a specific case of six workers from China who've become extremely unhappy about the Singapore government. Their wages have not been paid for 3 months, but instead of helping them with their case, various government departments have abetted their employer's attempts to cheat, rob and kidnap them. Full essay.