Daily Archives: 2015-02-23

The property market in the Year of the Goat

By Property Soul As we usher in the lunar new year, property enthusiasts are trying to peep into the crystal ball to see how the market will fare this year. Below are what PropertySoul.com sees in the Singapore property scene in the Year of the Goat (or Sheep). (Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in any property-related company, or influence …

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AWARE applauds breakthrough Budget speech

Statement by local non-government organisation, AWARE on the Budget 2015. The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) applauds the emphasis on redistributive policies in the breakthrough Budget speech delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam today. The DPM’s statement included a welcome commitment to the government’s redistributive role ­ with increased assistance for low ­income groups supported by taxation …

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Budget 2015 in bites

In case you missed our live post of Budget 2015 on Facebook, Here are all our #TOCBudget2015 brief updates in one page. DPM Tharman: 2014 Budget expects a deficit of $0.1bil, down from $1.2bil. Overall inflation expected to be close to zero in 2015. DPM warns of stagnating income as economy advances and income rises. Median household income in Singapore …

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Employees whistle-blow on company to MOM over covered up incident

Employees from a local construction company whistle-blow to media and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on a cover up incident at their work-site. In a letter addressed to members of the mainstream media and MOM on 29 January 2015, the whistle-blowers introduced themselves as employees of a local construction company. They wrote, “We had enough of the unsafe practices the company was …

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SBS Driver drove off with my 3 year old daughter

The following is a complaint sent to SBS on 6 February 2015 forwarded to us by one of our readers, who wishes to remain anonymous. We have verified her identity and confirmed this complaint has been made. SBS has not replied since.   I would like to lodge a complaint against Bus Captain Zheng Quan Gang (61037). On the 4th …

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Singapore: Blogger’s conviction violates free speech

Revoke Colonial-Era ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’ Offense (New York, February 23, 2015) – A Singapore court’s conviction of a prominent blogger for contempt of court violates his right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. Alex Au Wai Pang faces a fine and imprisonment when he is sentenced on March 5, 2015. Singapore’s parliament should revise the penal code to …

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Back-track for Budget 2015 – retirement adequacy

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be presenting Budget 2015 in Parliament today. We thought it would be good to take stock of what The Online Citizen have covered so far on one of the key issues DPM will likely present on that affect all of us – retirement adequacy and the Central Provident Fund schemes. The CPF has been in the spotlight …

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