Biography of the Author Ruth Smalley

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Ruth Smalley

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    'My heart cries': Muslim migrant workers ache for family, but find support from bosses this Ramadan

    At the Paya Lebar Quarter construction site where these men work, extra measures are taken to safeguard their well-being. But nothing can shield ...
  2. Ramadan diaries: Migrant workers try to make a home away from home
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    Ramadan diaries: Migrant workers try to make a home away from home

    What happens when Kadir and friends step inside a Singaporean's home for the first time. For migrant workers here, it's a struggle to make for ...
  3. Kadir and Mateen

    'We need to take the first step': Giving migrant workers a taste of home away from home this Ramadan

    They have helped to build Singapore’s flats and offices, but Kadir and his friends from Bangladesh had never set foot in an HDB home - until now, ...
  4. (ry) ramadan diaries secret life of migrant workers
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    Ramadan diaries: The secret life of migrant workers

    They get up at 4.30am and get to work on building our city. A glimpse into the lives of construction workers during Ramadan - the hardships, ...
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    'Mummy, help me find my soul': Learning to be a mum again, to help fix her child's broken mind

    Life with schizophrenia is not easy, more so if you resent your only parent. But Valerie Liu's salvation was a mum who was ready to make amends ...
  6. Mending What Was Broken: Schizophrenia And A Mother’s Love
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    Mending What Was Broken: Schizophrenia And A Mother’s Love

    Is it ever too late to learn how to be a mother? For years, distrust and absence drove a wedge between career mum Cindy and her daughter. But when ...
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    Gibbons' hope: The city girl who gave up all to save victims of pet trade

    At 31, she runs a secret sanctuary protecting six rescued gibbons from poachers, and is fighting against the illegal exotic pet trade in Malaysia ...
  8. CNA Insider: Call Of The Wild
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    CNA Insider: Call Of The Wild

    She runs a secret sanctuary protecting six rescued gibbons from poachers, and is fighting against the illegal exotic pet trade in Malaysia fuelled ...
  9. Orchard Towers fire 4

    Fire breaks out at Orchard Towers; 60 evacuated

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    This farmer gave 600 homes cheap electricity that the power company couldn't

    At first, he was mocked for being “crazy”. But now, even the national electric company wants to buy his DIY hydro-power operation - and it all ...