Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg A woman in Singapore applying for a job with a prestigious Canadian preschool here was allegedly asked if she would be agreeable to removing her hijab for work, as there was a "uniform code" to follow. The international preschool brand, Maple Bear, has since come out to clarify that their uniform code does not restrict the donning of the hijab. A police report has been lodged about the incident. Asked if she would be okay with removing hijab for work In a Reddit post on Friday (Jun. 11), the applicant shared her experience applying to be an English Teacher at one of Maple Bear's preschools. According to its website , Maple Bear runs close to 40 preschools across Singapore, and more than 447 worldwide. She claimed that about 20 minutes into her Zoom interview, the centre director asked her if she was okay with removing her hijab for work. When the applicant asked why, the centre ... » Learn More about S’pore woman allegedly asked about removing hijab when applying for preschool teacher job
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We are republishing Part 1 of the award-winning "Murder in Manila" series first posted in October 2018. The links to the rest of the series are found at the end of the story. an estimated 23,518 deaths under investigation , Rappler tells the story of President Rodrigo Duterte ’ s drug war from the eyes of the killers. In early 2017, the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested members of a vigilante gang suspected of preying on drug suspects and criminals in Tondo, Manila. The group was a local chapter of the Confederate Sentinels Group (CSG). More than a year after the arrests, most of the men implicated remain free. Rappler’s 6-month investigation shows strong indications that the police were outsourcing extrajudicial killings to the same vigilante gang they accused of murder. According to individuals with knowledge of CSG Tondo Chapter 2’s activities, officials of the PNP coordinated with vigilantes, selected targets, took credit for ... » Learn More about ‘Some People Need Killing’ | Part 1
HONG KONG: Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow was released Saturday (Jun 12) from prison on the second anniversary of the city's huge rallies, with police out in force and protests now all but banned. Two thousand officers have been placed on standby after social media calls for residents to commemorate the failed democracy demonstrations. Authorities have kept a coronavirus prohibition on public gatherings despite the city recording just three local infections in the last month. READ: Hong Kong to censor films for national security breaches READ: Hong Kong's first website takedown under national security law confirmed A Beijing-imposed national security law has also criminalised much dissent and most of the city's democracy leaders have been arrested, jailed or fled overseas. On Saturday morning, one of those figures walked free from prison. Chow, 24, was mobbed by waiting media but made no comment as she was driven away. Instead, she wrote a short Instagram post ... » Learn More about Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released on city’s protest anniversary
SINGAPORE: It has been about eight months since Dr Wong Choo Wai ended his volunteer stint taking care of COVID-19 patients at Singapore Expo, but the 50-year-old sometimes wakes up in panic, thinking that he has overslept and is late for work. The senior family physician is still reeling from his experience of working almost 24/7 from April to September last year - pulling 12-hour volunteering shifts at the community care facility, while also still running his two clinics and seeing his regular patients. Getting only three hours of sleep each day, Dr Wong said that there were days where he almost dozed off at work due to the mental and physical exhaustion. He recalled one particular night in early May last year when he and other volunteers saw patients coming into the facility up until around 4am the next morning. Usually, new cases would stop coming in by midnight. “The next day, we were all so zonked out because each one of us saw at least a few hundred patients for that ... » Learn More about The Big Read: Frontline healthcare workers pushed to limits by non-stop, never-ending COVID-19 fight
When Jackie Narkiewicz switched careers and became a librarian, she thought she’d spend her workdays “drinking hot beverages and discussing literature with people. “But during her 16 years as a librarian on New York’s Long Island. Narkiewicz has also faced a man threatening to kill her and a patron screaming while cutting her own hair in the bathroom. For her job, Narkiewicz has been trained in CPR and mental health crisis response and carries the opioid overdose antidote naloxone with her. As libraries nationwide contend with a surge in patrons seeking refuge in the stacks because of poverty, drug addiction or mental illness, a growing number of institutions have social workers on staff. Patrons enter Queens Central Library just as doors open to start the day, Monday, July 29, 2019, in Queens borough of New York. The library has a full-time social worker assisting patrons who take refuge during the day, who may need help with various crises including, homelessness, ... » Learn More about Libraries: Social Workers Training For Unexpected Events
There are many names for what Singapore is going through at the moment. Circuit Breaker in all but name. Phase 2: The Empire Strikes Back. Déjà vu. A lockdown with Singaporean characteristics. Take your pick, but officially, it's known as Phase 2: Heightened Alert (P2HA), which resulted in at least one glorious meme, for those of us who spent endless hours playing "Command & Conquer: Red Alert" back in the day. Here's a handy comparison chart for what you can and cannot do during P2HA: Notice something? PH2A is much more "easy-going" as compared to the Circuit Breaker. Retail shops are open, you can buy 4D and Toto, and perhaps most important of all, bubble tea shops are open for takeaway orders (although some have closed ). Back on May 4, when now-Finance Minister and Covid-19 multi-ministry task force co-chair Lawrence Wong announced the latest measures, he said that the government is not ruling out the possibility of another Circuit Breaker. More ... » Learn More about Comment: Should S’pore do another Circuit Breaker? Maybe not.