Daily Archives: 2014-01-06

SDP sends healthcare plan to Medishield Life Review Committee

Secretary General Chee Soon Juan announced via the party’s press release that the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has sent its alternative healthcare plan to the Medishield Life Review Committee (MLRC). Launched in 2012, the proposal entitled “The SDP National Healthcare Plan: Caring For AllSingaporeans“ was drawn up by the party’s Heathcare Advisory Panel. The proposal calls for a reform of the …

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Prison death – court asked to compel AG to handover documents, CCTV footage

By Andrew Loh The mother of deceased inmate, Dinesh Raman, filed an application with the courts on Monday afternoon to compel the Attorney General (AG) to provide prison documents in relation to DInesh Raman’s death. Dinesh Raman had died while in Changi Prison in September 2010. He was 21-years old. The authorities said he died of “positional asphyxiation”, a finding …

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120 dogs and the Straits Times

By Andrew Loh Barely a month after its mistake in reporting that a Bangladeshi had been killed in the Little India riot on 8 December 2013, the Straits Times seems to have once again got its facts wrong, or helped propagate a false story. On 24 December, the Straits Times reported the publication of a report in Hong Kong about …

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Trial to improve bus service reliability by penalise and reward system for PTOs

Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew announced the two-year trial to improve en-route bus reliability by  Land Transport Authority (LTA) this morning at the launch of the Ang Mo Kio Direct Bus Service 652. The Bus Service Reliability Framework (formerly known as Quality Incentive  Framework) aims to improve the en-route reliability of bus services and address concerns from bus commuters about long and …

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PM Lee visits girl who had her right hand crushed

Post by Lee Hsien Loong. Injured 14-year-old Tan Li Xuan, who had her right hand crushed in a sugarcane machine accident two weeks ago (story) was visited by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PM Lee posted on Facebook on Sunday a photograph of him and the Tan family, who live in his Ang Mo Kio GRC ward, beside Li …

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