Daily Archives: 2013-03-14

More MOE Scholarships for regional studies

MP for Aljunied GRC, Mr Chen Show Mao spoke in parliament on Thursday, to urge the Ministry of Education (MOE) to offer more exchange programs for more students to participate in. Mr Chen says, “At present, the Ministry of Education offers an ASEAN scholarship programme to citizens of some ASEAN countries to undertake studies in our local schools at the pretertiary …

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The hard decision of army regular specialists

By Terry Xu Viewing the local short film “Hentak Taki“, produced by James Khoo from Lasalle , its true that an often hard choice that army/navy/air force regulars have to make is whether to stay in the force or to move out earlier into the private sectors. This is especially true for army specialists who tend to have lower education qualifications …

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AIM saga drags on – Tender $16.8 to $31.5m?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “three firms bid for PAP town councils IT contract” (Straits Times, Mar 13). Tender bids $16.8 to $31.5m? It states that “The estimated tender amounts to develop and maintain the computer systems range from $16.8 million to $31.5 million.” How much for current system? Despite widespread calls by Singaporeans for disclosure as …

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New Inter-Agency Committee to Promote Road Safety

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim spoke on Wednesday in the parliament covering road safety, cycling and catering the transportation system for the ageing population. When he said that when he joined the Ministry of Transport last August, he had met with public transport commuters and road users for the review of the Land Transport Master Plan …

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Can’t give returns in S$ to avoid confusion?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “GIC reports use nominal return in US dollars to avoid confusion: Josephine Teo” (Straits Times, Mar 13). US$ only to avoid confusion? It states that “Minister of State for Finance Josephine Teo explained that the GIC stopped publishing its nominal returns expressed in Singapore dollars three years ago, to avoid confusion when …

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