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Daily Archives: 2014-08-29

No further action to be taken against SMRT, says LTA

In the latest development over the controversy of SMRT allowing five of its trains to be chartered by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) says it will not be taking further action against the transport operator. The LTA had said earlier that its permission, as required by regulations, was not sought by the SMRT before the decision to …

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Go on a Thrill Ride with W!LD RICE’s Monkey Goes West

29 August 2014 – For the 11th edition of its annual must-see musical pantomime, W!LD RICE is looking to the East for inspiration. Monkey Goes West is based on endearing Chinese fantasy classic Journey To The West, as affectionately re-imagined and relocated to modern-day Singapore by W!LD RICE’s Resident Playwright Alfian Sa’at. Acclaimed music composer Elaine Chan will compose a …

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Dr. Ang Swee Chai: Deported from Israel because of intended humanitarian work

Last Saturday, Al Mayadeen, a pan-Arabist satellite television channel in Lebanon interviewed Singaporean Medical professional, Dr. Ang Swee Chai (Dr. Swee Chai Ang.) who is the co-Founder and Patron of British Charity Medical Aid for Palestinians on the open letter which she and another 23 wrote in regards to the Gaza conflict. She recounts her experience being deported from Israel and states her views on the Gaza conflict. …

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Nicole Seah leaves National Solidarity Party

Opposition politician Nicole Seah has left the National Solidarity Party, which she contested under during the 2011 General Elections. Her departure was confirmed by NSP’s secretary-general Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, as reported in Yahoo Singapore. Ms Seah was formerly the second assistant secretary-general for NSP. “We thank her for all the contributions she has made during her time with us, and we are …

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Should property owners be happy about the new Thomson-East Coast Line?

By Property Soul On August 15, the Land Transport Authority and Singapore Land Authority issued a joint press release that Singapore is going to have a sixth MRT line known as the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). This is a follow-up on the Jan 2013 announcement about the construction of two new MRT lines previously known as Thomson Line and Eastern …

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Recognise non-grads – Tan Cheng Bock urged in 1989

In recent weeks, the Government has urged Singaporeans to consider alternative paths to success in their careers, and that a university degree was not the only route to a rewarding career. To encourage what it said was a “cultural shift” needed for this change of mindset, the Government says it will be doing more to support the aspirations of non-graduates, …

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Brothers probed for gambling debts and fraud

  Chen Jilong, a premium casino player at Marina Bay Sands (MBS), is being sued by the casino for debts totalling some S$1.88m.  (Bloomberg) Mr Chen had been given a S$3m credit in November 2011, but is now being probed for unpaid gambling debts which he has refused to pay, according to court papers filed by MBS. Chen Jilong is the …

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CPF lump sum withdrawal “will bring grief” to workers: unionists

  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks about letting Central Provident Fund (CPF) members withdraw part of their savings in a lump sum have raised worries among unionists. At a dialogue with Mr Lee on Thursday, the unionists, according to the Straits Times, said this “will bring grief” to the very same group of people which should be protected – …

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