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Daily Archives: 2014-07-03

Ditch GRCs for Constituency Reserved for Minority (CRM) scheme: NSP

The Group Representation Constituency (GRC) scheme hinders political competition, fortifies the incumbents and works against democracy, and as such should be abolished in favour of a scheme that genuinely allows for Parliamentary representation by candidates of a minority race, says the National Solidarity Party (NSP). At a media conference yesterday, NSP outlined its proposal for electoral reform, where it cited an earlier …

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Apologies and affirmation: Archbishop on LGBT issues

Archbishop William Goh has issued another statement to apologies for and clarify on his earlier statement about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, and to clarify on the position of the Church on homosexuality. The earlier statement, while directed at Catholics, was widely circulated as it was published on the Archdiocese website the weekend just before Pink Dot, the annual …

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Lawyer – a PAP MP – accused of overcharging

The husband of surgeon Susan Lim has launched a court action for a judicial review of a Law Society committee’s decision on two lawyers overcharging his wife. The court action is the latest twist in the case brought against Dr Lim by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) in 2012. The SMC had charged Dr Lim for overcharging her client, a …

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Resleepering works disrupt MRT service again along North-south line

This morning (3 July 2014), SMRT announced a disruption in train service due to damage to signalling equipment due to resleeping work on the North-South Line.  (source) We have imposed speed restrictions along the train tracks between Woodlands and Admiralty MRT stations. This is due to damage to trackside signalling equipment caused by a Road Rail Vehicle during resleepering work …

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MAS launches Singapore coins featuring native orchids

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched the 2014 Native Orchids of Singapore Coins. The coins are the fourth in a series that celebrates the beauty of over 200 species of orchids that once thrived in Singapore, some of which are still found in our forests today. The coins will be issued on 23 July 2014. The 2014 Native Orchids of …

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LTA seeks proposals for bike-sharing plans

The Land Transport Authority has called for proposals and views from the industry to implement a bicycle-sharing scheme in Singapore, in a bid to complement the public transport system by bridging first-mile/last-mile connections. The agency has issued a Request for Information (RFI) - an open invitation for interested vendors to propose ideas for how the system scheme can be implemented successfully. Parties …

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Did URA & MND contravene law on Master Plan?

Have the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Ministry of National Development (MND) contravened the law by ignoring legal requirements governing amendments to the Master Plan? That is the question a group of concerned Singaporeans is asking, following the gazetting of the amendments to the Master Plan on 6 June 2014 by the authorities. The Master Plan 2014 is the …

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