Monthly Archives: February 2015

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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Prime Minister Lee discharged from SGH after successful operation

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was discharged from Singapore General Hospital this morning. Mr Lee was earlier admitted to the hospital to undergo surgery on Monday to remove his prostate gland after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in January this year. Professor Christopher Cheng, Mr Lee’s surgeon, said: “PM’s pathology report is good. The disease is small but potentially significant. We are …

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Price of motorcycle COE hits another new high

By SGCharts.com The price of motorcycle COEs (Cat D) has hit yet another historical new high at $5,800! In the last COE open bidding in February, COE pricing for Cat D hit $5,504. In comparison, the average price of motorcycle COEs was just $1,757 in 2013, and $4,027 in 2014. The price has tripled in over a year! Prices of the other COE categories have fallen, but …

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Duo from The Real Singapore arrested under Sedition Act

Two persons from The Real Singapore (TRS) have been arrested and investigated by the police for offenses under the Sedition Act. Both, a Singaporean, 26 and an Australian woman, 22 were arrested by the Singapore police on 6 February. The two are said to be owners of the social political website. The investigation by the police is said to be on the …

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Take care of residents, depoliticise town councils: NSP to government

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has called on the government not to penalise residents Aljunied residents, tighten the framework of the Town Council Act and to depoliticise town councils so that it does not hinder the ability of MPs to serve as the people’s representatives. The remarks were made in a statement issued by NSP’s new secretary-general Mr Tan Lam Siong, in …

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NUS Business School joins forces with Chicago Booth to develop Asia’s human capital

SINGAPORE – In a landmark collaboration between two leading business schools from the East and West, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) will team up to develop human capital for Asia’s dynamic economies and corporations through a series of executive education programmes for business leaders. To be named the …

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Government should keep promise to gazette at least one other holiday

By Ravi Philemon As some research shows that besides other benefits, holidays have positive impacts on the social life of people, I am for the idea of having more gazetted public holidays in Singapore. Having lived overseas for a number of years in the past, I am aware that besides the gazetted national public holidays, there are regional and state …

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