Daily Archives: 2014-01-14

Surviving as best they can

Tiffany Gwee of The Online Citizen (TOC) meet up with two of the Indian workers arrested for allegedly being involved in the riot in Little India in December, to see how they are dealing with their daily living. Singapore witnessed her first major riot in 44 years on 8th December 2013 at the junction of two main roads in Little …

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High Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Access to Counsel

SINGAPORE, 14 January 2014  – Today Justice Choo Han Teck of Singapore’s High Court issued a judgment upholding a 20 year-old Court of Appeal decision  that allows for accused persons to be denied access to a lawyer for up to two weeks or more after their arrest and detention. However, in relation to the Applicant before the Court, Mr James …

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LTA to refine COE System to 3-Monthly Recycling Periods

From February 2014, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will refine the COE quota system to make it more responsive to de-registrations. Currently, the COE quota is determined every six months, taking into account the number of vehicles that were de-registered in the preceding six months. LTA has announced that it will move from this 6-monthly recycling period for determining COE …

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The PTC should stand with commuters on fare issue

By Andrew Loh – This Thursday, the Public Transport Council (PTC) will announce its decision on whether the fare revision application from the public transport operators (PTOs) is approved. To most Singaporeans, the decision is almost a done deal. This is even more certain given that the Transport Minister on Monday said the government is ready with help schemes for …

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