Daily Archives: 2013-06-01

#FreeMyInternet – Movement against new licensing requirements for online media

MEDIA STATEMENT – 1 JUNE 2013 The blogging community – collectively called #FreeMyInternet, will be organising a protest and online blackout next week against the new licensing requirements imposed by the Media Development Authority, which requires “online news sites” to put up a “performance bond” of $50,000 and “comply within 24 hours to MDA’s directions to remove content that is …

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Hope for understanding and patience from customers

Contributed via the Readers’ Contribution “Dear TOC, this is a behind a scene scenario i’m here to share with you. It’s about the latest Hello Kitty sales going on at McDelivery. First of all, my opinion is solely mine and does not reflect the opinion of the mass here working behind the scenes at McDelivery call center service. The maximum …

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Childcare fees: Higher despite social and charitable status?

By Leong Sze Hian, (Additional analysis by Roy Ngerng, The Heart Truths) I refer to the article “Fee hike planned at PCF centres in Sembawang” (Today, May 13). Fees increase by 20% It had stated that “Kindergarten and childcare fees at 22 PAP Community Foundation (PCF) centres in the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) will be raised by 20 per cent …

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First dengue death in Singapore

By Terry Xu Singapore has its first victim in the current dengue fever epidemic. The victim was a 20-year-old Singaporean Chinese male who was seen at Tan  Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) emergency department (ED) on 23 May and diagnosed as having viral fever. He was sent home after being given a drip by the hospital as reported by Straits Times. …

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