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Daily Archives: 2015-02-02

All required info given in accordance with tender: Life Corp

In an announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange on 2 February, Life Corporation said that it had "provided all information required and requested in accordance with the tender conditions" in its bid for the plot of land in Fernvale in Singapore. Life Corporation's subsidiary, Eternal Pure Land Pte Ltd, has been caught in a controversy since the company won the …

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Dr Ting justifies his patent for SWIFT against Mindef – Extract 2

The Online Citizen earlier reported on how Dr Ting Choon Ming had sued the Ministry of Defence for allegedly infringing on intellectual property for his invention, the Station With Immediate First-Aid Treatment (SWIFT) vehicle. When he dropped the case due to a lack of funds to finance the suit, Mindef countered by applying for a court order to revoke his patent. …

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Help women by providing more care for elderly, children, disabled: AWARE on Budget

The Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE) has issued its annual set of recommendations for the national Budget through the public consultation portal REACH on 29 January, urging the government to develop a care-giving infrastructure that provides adequate care of the elderly, children and disabled people, rather than expect women to provide care by leaving the workforce. " We …

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Rationale of Court of Appeal on 377A “against human rights norms”: MARUAH

The rationale used by the Court of Appeal to declare Section 377A of the Penal Code constitutional "goes against international human rights norms" and is a "perilous step back for human rights in Singapore", said human rights group MARUAH in a statement following a panel discussion on Sunday on the same subject matter. MARUAH's president Braema Mathi issued the statement on …

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Human Right Watch 2015 report on Singapore

By Human Right Watch World Report 2015 is Human Rights Watch’s 25th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. Below is the report by Human Rights Watch on Singapore Singapore’s government limits political and civil rights—especially freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association—using overly broad …

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Catching up with Zunar – fighting through cartoons

By Ghui Zunar, celebrated cartoonist and Malaysia’s Enfant Terrible was in London recently and I had the opportunity to speak to the man about his cartoons, his aspirations and what motivates him. As a political cartoonist, Zunar has no doubt been successful. He has published numerous books, been commissioned by the Washington Post, and had exhibitions in the United States, …

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Why Vasantham is different?

By Jack Selvaraju This year Amarkala Deepavali show is a complete let down and shows clearly the lack of ideas and ignorance of sensitivity to the main stream Indian community in this country. The show executives should seek genuine feedback from the members of the public, rather than they giving accolades to themselves. Why was the show not conducted live with …

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Equal employment opportunities needed for graduates

By Darren Chan Keng Leong  I refer to the report “Employment rate of fresh polytechnic graduates dipped in 2014” TODAY (15 Jan) and felt that there is a need for employers to give student graduates equal employment opportunities for them to contribute their knowledge and skills-sets to the various industries that they are interested in. Student graduates face a competitive …

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Can Mindef file for protection from harassment?

On Sunday, 1 February, The Online Citizen published a letter from Mindef which was sent to Dr Ting Choon Meng, the inventor of the Station With Immediate First-Aid Treatment (SWIFT) vehicle. Dr Ting has accused Mindef of not seeking his permission to use the Intellectual Property rights to the vehicle. Mindef in turn has rejected Dr Ting’s claims and demanded …

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