Harassment in the (Virtual) Workplace

Companies are increasingly adopting a zero-tolerance stance towards workplace harassment, recognising that it is their duty to provide a safe and conducive work environment that allows individuals to bring their whole selves to work and carry out their work productively.

Workplaces that allow disrespectful and unprofessional behaviours to persist will affect the morale and productivity of the organisation and risk damaging its reputation.

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The ‘Hwa Chong Woman’ Incident: How Do We Discuss Racism in Light of Mental Illness?

In a video uploaded by Twitter user Ryan Kalmani, a woman dressed in pink was heard questioning other commuters in the MRT cabin about their ethnicity and education whilst taking videos of them. When another commuter had identified herself as Malay, the woman replied with, “Malay is it? Okay, no wonder”1. Claiming that she was being harassed, she had allegedly counted the number of Malays in the cabin to report to the police.

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Losing it All: Stories of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is not something many would consider as a solution when faced with a challenging financial situation. Along with it comes a host of negative clauses. And because few people see it coming, the people who become bankrupt rarely understand what they are subjected to and lose hope or do not know how to get out of it.

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Equal Shares of Inheritance for Muslim Children: A Forgotten Perspective

Muslim estates in Singapore are regulated under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA). Section 121 of the Act stipulates that estates belonging to Muslims domiciled in Singapore and died intestate (without will) shall be adminis- tered in accordance to Islamic law of inheritance (Faraid). Under this condition, the eligible heirs to the estates and their shares would depend on the inheritance certificate issued by the Syariah Court of Singapore.

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Social Media = Social Change?: The Benefits and Pitfalls of ‘Slacktivism’

It is a familiar enough situation to many who spend enough time online (which is probably too many of us). A controversy or conflict arises and within days, hashtags are created, profile pictures are changed and statuses are updated to ‘bring awareness’ to a cause.

With much of human communication happening over the internet over the past couple of decades, it is only natural that activism too has moved into the online space. Yet such form of raising awareness has often been described pejoratively as ‘slacktivism’ or ‘clicktivism’ – a ‘lazy’ form of activism that asks little of its participants and affects little change in the real world.

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