Daily Archives: 2014-10-25

SMRT defend action by ground staff for overcrowding of MRT platform

Train operator SMRT defended its staff’s actions on Tuesday when as video of overcrowding of platform at the Lakeside MRT station platform on the East West Line went viral. The platform was overcrowded due to train delays which was not announced nor reported by mainstream news. Joel Rasis had taken a video of people pouring onto the packed platform and …

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Soft launch of “The Invisible Force: Singapore Gurkhas”

On Thursday, authors Chong Zi Liang and Zakaria Zainal did a soft launch for their book “The Invisible Force: Singapore Gurkhas” at Books Actually. “The book is about a dedicated group of people who has been protecting us for 65 years, yet they remain invisible. This book will fill the gap in our nation’s history, since next year marks our …

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COE: Reduced quota of goods vehicles and buses pushes Cat C COE up

By COE SG charts There were slight changes in COE prices in most other categories: Premiums for small cars (up to 1,600cc and 97kW) went up from S$63,880 to S$63,990, while premiums for the Open Category — which can be used for any vehicle type but end up being used mainly for big cars — inched up to S$72,201, from …

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Death of an editor

  (Image – courtesy of Tan Wah Piow) Benjamin C. Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward’s and Carl Bernstein’s stories documenting the …

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What does stability mean?

By Aloysius Chia Many people who support the establishment often say that voting for another party will affect the stability of the country and lead to some kind of radical change. In arguing for why the status quo should remain, they say that is because other parties are not good enough, or that it is because the other parties are …

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