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Daily Archives: 2014-09-12

LTA announces new toll charges which tally with “fake” document

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced new toll charges for the Causeway on Friday. All toll charges will be increased, except for motorcycles, for vehicles leaving Singapore through the Causeway from 1 October. Vehicles entering Singapore will also face new increased charges. According to Channel Newsasia: For foreign-registered cars, Singapore’s Causeway entry toll, that is those entering Singapore from …

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Singaporeans’ search for information and their historical past

  In October 2011, some five months after the general election that year, Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament, Pritam Singh, called on the Government to establish a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Mr Singh, who was speaking in Parliament then, argued that “a prospective Freedom of Information Act will allow any Singaporean citizen to make enquiries with any public …

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S’pore’s potential involvement in massive projects in China and India

Two of Singapore’s most senior ministers are presently in two of the world’s biggest countries talking business – big business. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on a week-long visit to southern China, and has laid out the parameters of the cooperation between Singapore and China on a third government-to-government venture. The first two were the Suzhou Industrial Park and …

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TWC2 rebuts MOM, but letter not published by ST

By TWC2 vice-president Alex Au From TWC2 website. On Friday 29 August 2014, the Ministry of Manpower said that my letter published in the Straits Times forum 25 August 2014 (Salary non-payment a big issue for migrant workers) “paints an inaccurate picture”. MOM’s reply was published in the newspaper on Friday 29 August. The headline of MOM’s letter said our claims …

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Film on exiles – MDA explains what “purely private” means

  The Media Development Authority (MDA) has elaborated on what it meant when it said on Thursday that “a purely private” screening of the film by Tan Pin Pin was allowed. The film, titled “To Singapore, With Love”, consists of interviews with Singapore exiles who now reside in several countries. The MDA had on Wednesday said that the film “undermine[s] …

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ComCare: Needy up 116%, but funding dropped?

By S Y Lee and Leong Sze Hian 72,000 needy families? We refer to the article published on Straits Times, “72,000 needy Singaporeans and families got ComCare assistance in 2013″ (Sep 11). Community Care (ComCare) Endowment Fund was set up by the Government in 2005 to help needy families get back on their feet. The articles states that more than $102 million …

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MOM: No tracking of Job Banks employment data

(image from xin.msn) On 8th September 2013, Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament asked the Ministry of Manpower in Parliament, questions on the Jobs Bank which came into force on 1st August 2014, aimed at making firms consider Singaporeans fairly for a job. Under the system, employers will have to advertise job vacancies in the Jobs Bank for at least …

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