Daily Archives: 2014-11-07

The Battle for Merger re-staged: SG 50 and the art of shadow boxing

(Chinese text: Lim Chin Siong (editor), The Present Tasks in the Constitutional Struggle. The first in a series of compilation of speeches and essays  on merger published in 阵线报 the Chinese language paper of the Barisan Sosialis. Courtesy of Ong Sooi Eng 王瑞荣) By Hong Lysa Pomp and Circumstance A few weeks ago, those in Singapore who listen to ministerial speeches would …

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Management of Sim Lim Square says less than 2% of shops are black sheeps

Management of Sim Lim Square held a press conference on Friday to address the growing negative publicity surrounding the IT retail mall after images of a Vietnamese tourist going down on his knees to beg for a refund in one of shops, Mobile Air Pte Ltd went viral. Sim Lim Square’s Chairman Raymond Chua addressed to the press saying that there are …

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Summary judgment had been entered against Roy Ngerng

The High Court has allowed summary judgement against Blogger, Roy Ngerng Yi Ling in the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Mr Ngerng, is being sued by Mr Lee in his personal capacity for a series of articles which had accused Mr Lee of “criminal misappropriation” of Singaporeans’ Central Provident Fund (CPF) monies, said Mr Lee’s lawyers, by comparing …

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Possible legal action against those who harassed Mobile Air owner

Online users who participated in harassing Mobile Air owner Jover Chew could face legal action, although there might be problems identifying them to be able to take effective action against potential perpetrators. Mr Chew, who shot to infamy after a video of a tourist customer begging on his knees for the return of his money, went viral and motivated online users …

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An “appalling” year for Minister Tan Chuan-Jin

So, he has done it again – expressing how he is taken aback once more about something. I am referring to the Minister of Manpower, Tan Chuan-Jin, relatively newly-minted Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC. Mr Tan’s latest outburst stems from the Sim Lim Square incident where errant retailers allegedly scammed their customers. In particular, the shop Mobile Air …

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Yang Yin allegedly transferred $500,000 to father in China

Chinese national and Singapore permanent resident, Yang Yin, allegedly transferred S$500,000 from the accounts of 87-year old Chung Khin Chun to his father in China. The accusation came to light yesterday, as Mr Yang was in court for his bail hearing. Mr Yang was eventually granted bail of S$150,000 by District Judge Eddy Tham, despite the objection of the Deputy …

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Government “strategic communication” needs more than just a buzzword

By Howard Lee The news about the Ministry of Manpower is seeking “public relations experts to help it communicate manpower policies in a strategic way” earlier this week should have raised a few concerns, not just because of the scope of work, but also in what it reveals about the communication woes of the Ministry, and possibly the government as …

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