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Daily Archives: 2015-02-26

DPP: Budget needs to focus on positive and sustainable impact, long term challenges

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 the country's medium-to-longterm political, social, economic and other challenges. In this year's Budget, there are many "goodies" …

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Power and the lure of corruption in the Internet age

By 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 be a global phenomenon to shake up the status quo. This in itself is not surprising. The world has always had a pattern of social …

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HOME’s responses to new Foreign Employee Dormitory Act

Migrant workers who approach HOME for assistance often live in conditions which are crowded, dirty and full of pests such as cockroaches, bed bugs and rats. It is ironic that migrant workers are housed in such appalling conditions while building luxury apartments and bungalows for Singapore By Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.) The Foreign Employee Dormitories Act has been lauded …

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Police report filed against Dr Lam Pin Min, MP of Seng Kang West for offenses under Sedition Act and contempt of court

Local film-maker and activist, Martyn See has filed a police report against Minister of State for Health and Member of Parliament of Seng Kang West SMC, Lam Pin Min over his facebook posting on the Thaipusam incident in February. Mr See in his police report, filed a complaint against Dr Lam for offences committed under the Sedition Act (Chapter 290) and sub judice contempt …

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5 Ways Budget 2015 Might Give You A Little More Pocket Money

By Dinesh Dayani, Dollars and Sense Before the big unveiling, many Singaporeans, us included, expected a bumper giveaway since the nation is turning 50 this year. Appearently, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam didn’t get the memo, as the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister decided to take a more prudent view instead. Here are 5 ways you may get more money from Budget 2015 …

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PMO: Former Prime Minister still warded in ICU

The Prime Minister Office has just released its statement about former Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee is said to be still warded in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Singapore General Hospital after being admitted to the hospital on 5 February 2015 for severe pneumonia. He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation. His doctors have restarted him on antibiotics, and are …

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Activist-Blogger Han Hui Hui files constitutional challenge on decisions which contravenes her rights

Activist and blogger, Han Hui Hui turned up at the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon, 25 February, to file a constitutional challenge on decisions which sought to contravene her constitutional rights. Human Rights lawyer, M Ravi had earlier filed a constitutional challenge on behalf of Ms Han against what she calls a “Blanket Refusal” to permit her to speak or organise a …

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Apple Inc. ordered to pay US$533 million for patent infringement

America, Texas - IT company, Apple Inc. was told to pay US$532.9 million (SGD$721.3 million) after a federal jury said the company’s iTunes software used a Texas company’s patented inventions without permission. In the district case, Smartflash LLC v. Apple Inc, a federal jury in Tyler, Texas, where Smartflash is based, on Tuesday rejected Apple’s arguments that it didn’t use …

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