We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

This op-ed was first published on our sister site Coconuts Jakarta   All of us — governments, employers, the media and each of us, as individuals — need to stop using the words maid and helper (and equivalent terms such as pembantu in Indonesian or katulong in Tagalog) to refer to domestic workers. What is so ...

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In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a license fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle...

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M Ravi and his unforgivable behaviour in the case of the executed Malaysian drug trafficker

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NS50 celebrates 50 years of National Service, but conveniently forgets its past discrimination against Malays

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This story was first published on Dollars and Sense The recent outrage over scalpers of Ed Sheeran tickets were the perfect convergence of things that set Singaporeans off –...

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