Daily Archives: 2014-11-12

Khaw responds to criticisms: “Intent is to promote mutual understanding”

Minister for National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, has responded to criticisms regarding a Facebook post he made yesterday. The post was accompanied by eight photographs of the joint exercise which apparently showed security personnel and “foreign worker ambassadors” simulating a situation of unrest. “To test our response capability, the Police, the SCDF, the dorms operators and our grassroots organisations organised …

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MDA insists exiles film threatens “national security”, upholds ban

  The Media Development Authority has upheld its earlier decision to classify the film by Tan Pin Pin, “To Singapore, With Love”, as “Not For All Ratings” (NAR). Below is the statement issued by the MDA on Wednesday. Read also: “Fate of “banned” film sealed by condemnations ?” The Films Appeal Committee upholds MDA’s decision to classify ‘To Singapore, With …

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Why no court proceedings against me? – Ho Juan Thai to Sam Tan

By Ho Juan Thai Mr Sam Tan Chin Siong’s (Minister of State, PMO) letter on 10 November 2014 published on The Online Citizen requested me to answer various points raised. As such, I would clarify the following. Singapore is supposed to be a democratic country practising the rule of law. If Mr Tan seriously believes that I did indeed commit an …

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Single mother “played” by HDB on housing loan and grant

By Terry Xu Xiao Li is a single mother with a 14-year old and a 9-year old daughters. Her younger daughter is a special needs child with autism. Her family has been living in a rented house for the past two years after being forced to sell her private property because of the en-bloc scheme. Xiao Li was not able to …

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Hackathon to boot out unscrupulous retailers

He is now famous for raising S$15,000 for Mr Pham Van Thoa, a Vietnamese tourist who was allegedly scammed at Sim Lim Square, when Mr Pham was made to pay S$1,500 in warranty for an iPhone 6 he had bought for S$950. Now, Mr Kang is ready to take his campaign to the next level, by launching a hackathon to brainstorm ideas that can …

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Minister’s Facebook post comes under fire

Controversial posting by Minister Khaw Boon Wan on joint-exercise A Facebook posting by the Minister of National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, has come under fire from members of the public for being insensitive. On Tuesday, Mr Khaw made a posting titled, “Joint exercise with Police, SCDF & foreign worker ambassadors”. The post was accompanied by eight photographs of the joint …

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Contest in Tanjong Pagar GRC will decide S’pore’s future

By Andrew Loh Over the weekend, the new Singaporeans First Party (SFP) conducted a walkabout in the Tanjong Pagar group representation constituency (GRC). Among the more than 20 members and supporters were six of the party’s 10 founding members, including its secretary-general and former presidential candidate, Tan Jee Say. It is the SFP’s first foray as a political party into …

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