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Daily Archives: 2015-04-15

NK envoy’s gold smuggling – no lapse at Changi Airport, says minister

Second Minister for Home Affairs S. Iswaran told Parliament on Tuesday that there were no security lapses in the case of a North Korean diplomat who had apparently carried some 27kg of gold bars through Changi Airport and onto a flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The incident took place in March this year. Mr Iswaran was replying to a question posed …

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A big “thank you” to all our GE2015 fund-raiser supporters

Since we launched our #TOCGearsUpForGE2015 crowd funder, The Online Citizen had received more than 220 contributions, both online and offline, to help us prepare for the coming General Elections. And to put it simply: We did it, thanks to you! Our crowd funder raised a total of S$41,100, above our initial target of S$30,000. While it is still shy of …

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Mandatory for a by-election in Tanjong Pagar GRC?

By Bryan Lim I refer to TOC's article, "By-election in Tanjong Pagar – A legal analysis". There is indeed a legal loophole that allows a by-election in Tanjong Pagar GRC to take place. In fact, it makes the by-election mandatory. Article 49. —(1) Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any reason …

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