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Daily Archives: 2015-01-14

Has the PAP lost faith in itself?

By Elaine Ee Recently I attended a dialogue session with a Member of Parliament as part of a constituency event. It was lively, with important issues raised and animated participation from the audience and the MP. About mid-way through the session, the MP hastily asked that no one report on it. But something about the discussion wouldn’t leave me, and …

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Yang Yin asks for access to $1.1m, $12,000 monthly allowance

Former tour guide Yang Yin, currently facing potentially more than 300 charges in relation to the case of 87 year-old multimillionaire widow, Mdm Chung Khin Chun, is currently claiming S$1.1m worth of Mdm's Chung's money as his, and is demanding access to an allowance of $12,000. Mr Yang, 40, claims that the S$1.1m, currently residing in four of bank accounts, was a gift from Chung and …

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Voters wanted for Singapore’s biggest people’s food choice awards

SINGAPORE - 14 January 2015 - HungryGoWhere, Singapore's best known online destination for all things food-related, is calling on foodies to cast their votes for their favourite food and beverage (F&B) establishments in its inaugural Eat-lections. Voting is open to everyone from now till 4 February. Eat-lections -- Singapore's biggest people's choice F&B awards will feature 26 awards across five categories -- restaurants, hawkers, drinks, …

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M Ravi says jottings confirm his position on his statement

Human Rights lawyer, M Ravi issues a press release to say that the statement made by Ms Chang Li-Lin, Press Secretary of the Singapore Prime Minister confirms his points through the jottings of the hearing. On Tuesday morning, M Ravi as representing lawyer for Mr Ngerng in the defamation suit launched by Prime Minster Lee Hsien Loong last year, said that the …

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Prime Minister Lee’s press secretary rebuts statements that she was misinformed

Ms Chang Li-Lin, the Press Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, on Tuesday referred to the legal notes by PM Lee's lawyers to rebut a statement from Human Rights lawyer, M Ravi who said Ms Chang had issued an “inaccurate statement” and was “misinformed” over his client's willingness to be cross-examined. Said Ms Chang in a statement issued to the media …

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Train fault on Wednesday morning caused by jewellery pieces

Passengers travelling on the East-West line was was affected by delays in train after several jewellery pieces caused a door fault at 8am on Wednesday. A reader wrote to TOC to inform of the train fault which was said to have occured at around 7.45am to 8.15am. “Trains travelled at slower speeds and passengers at Chinese Garden were asked to detrain …

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Human Rights Watch deeply concerned on fining and punishment against M Ravi

Phil Robertson, Deputy Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch on the fining and punishment of lawyer M. Ravi in Singapore. "Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned that the disciplinary sanctions and significant fines against Ravi are being imposed to punish him for his important human rights work on behalf of LGBT people, migrant workers and others. If this is the …

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Uniformed personnel lacking in goodwill and consideration

A reader shares his not-so-pleasant experience with an Airforce personnel at the gas station. I recently had an encounter with a Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) Brigade General (BG) at a gas station. After finishing filling up my tank at the station and returning from the cashier after paying, I got into my car to leave. The car at the …

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Most grade Sports Hub sub-par

Most of those who took part in a poll by the Straits Times have graded the Sports Hub’s performance in its first six months as below par. The Hub, supposed to be Singapore’s new icon to the world, has been graded a “F-“ by 28 per cent of those polled, while 21 per cent gave it a “C-“. 13 per …

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