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Daily Archives: 2014-05-07

Handpicked Singaporean returns home champion from Japanese singing competition

By Yasmeen Banu Jeremy Teng knew he had strong competitors at Nodojiman The World- a Japanese singing contest featuring international non-Japanese contestants to sing Japanese songs, so it was natural for him to be taken aback when he got the highest score in the first round of the competition. ここにしか咲かない花 テン・ブン・ソン・ジェレミー by nodojiman He was amongst the 20 international contestants handpicked …

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The controversy with the SPPA

By Ghui Given that a supposed lack of babies has given rise to some of the most hotly contested issues our country has faced of late (the rise of immigrants being but one of these), it is no wonder that a symposium organised by the Singapore Planned Parenthood Association (SPPA) garnered so much interest. In theory, I agree with Dr Sundardas …

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Less students keen to take up engineering courses in universities?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian BCC grade admitted to engineering? Our “university insider” alerted us to the fact that according to National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Indicative Grade Profile (IGP) – the 10th percentile of students admitted in most of the engineering courses has deteriorated to grades of BCC or lower. Ten years ago, engineering courses have been the top choice …

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Right form to be used or your money goes to nominees’ CPF

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian Thanks to a recent posting on facebook, we discovered that you can now choose to pay your CPF to your nominees’ CPF on your demise, instead of as the normal cash to your nominees. It is called the Enhanced Nomination Scheme (ENS) that has been available since 1 January 2011. But was this ever reported in the …

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Families faced disturbance for four years with no solutions in sight

By Tiffany Gwee Mr. Lance Yeo has been experiencing an issue at his home for four whole years and neither the authorities nor any organizations out there can offer any solutions to his issue even till today. It would happen at different times of the day and will often come to the point of disrupting the daily lives of his family members. …

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Newsbites – Red Dot gets a stopper, cleaning firms get the books, telcos get fined

Authorities say "no" to pro-family event at Padang The Ministry of Social and Family Development rejected an application by TOUCH Family Services, an affiliate of TOUCH Community Services founded by Faith Community Baptist Church senior pastor Lawrence Khong, to hold a pro-family event at the Padang, on grounds that the location was not suitable. MSF lso recommended alternatives for TOUCH Family Services …

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Filial Piety is a repayment of our love to our parents

By Darren Chan Keng Leong I refer to the Voices commentary “Rethinking what it means to be filial” (Apr 04). I agree with the author, Dr Jeremy Lim that we have to do what is best and right for our parents. However, it should be of mutual consent from both parties. It is sad to see in Singapore that not …

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