Monthly Archives: February 2015

Member of public disturbed by alleged double standards of police
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 142

Police informs member of public that performance of lion/dragon dance on public road, is not a total obstruction to traffic and not illegal. Read More…

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PAP copying SDP in Budget 2015?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 6

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has noted key elements in Budget 2015 that it claims mirror their economic proposals. SDP noted that proposals such as increasing taxes for top earners, which Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shamugaratnam announced last week at Budget 2015, have Read More

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Meritocracy of skills?
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 14

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 05:33 pm By A Singaporean in Australia “We must become a meritocracy of skills, not a hierarchy of grades earned early in life.” – Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Feb 2015 When a Deputy Read More

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Officer from anti-corruption agency charged with cheating and theft
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 9

A former staff member from the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) was charged in court today, 27 February, with offences that include cheating and theft. 25 year-old Christopher Gan Boon Khong, an assistant with CPIB was charged with 15 offences – two counts of theft Read More

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SJP: Government still living in the Ivory Tower
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 1

Singapore Justice Party issues its statement in response to the Budget 2015 In 2015 Budget, DPM and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has shifted the government focus towards more of caring and support to the middle/lower income groups. There are increase of CPF Ceiling Read More

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HOME: The Singapore Budget Disregards the Interests of Migrant Workers
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 19

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:16 pm Local Non-government Organsiation, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.) issues its response towards Budget 2015. HOME welcomes the announcement that the foreign worker levy hike will be deferred for a year, and levy concessions have Read More

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When life feels like a hamster wheel
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:42 pmWhen life feels like a hamster wheel, be inspired by this dynamic duo!

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Human Rights Lawyer, M Ravi’s practising certificate suspended until further order
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 8

Human Rights lawyer, M Ravi’s practising certificate has been suspended under the Legal Profession Act (LPA) “until further order”. The Law Society in its public statement said the Judge had found that the Law Society to have acted reasonably with good grounds to issue Read More

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DPP: Budget needs to focus on positive and sustainable impact, long term challenges
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

By Democratic Progressive Party A country’s yearly Budget is not only about giving one-off monetary hand-outs that last the year till the next year’s Budget. A country’s yearly Budget must be about how a Government apportions expenditure of tax-payers’ money in ways that address Read More

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Power and the lure of corruption in the Internet age
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 5

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:38 pmBy Ghui Massive changes in the social structures and political landscapes of the world are occurring. From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement to the protests in Hong Kong, there seems to Read More

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