Daily Archives: 2015-04-16

ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2015 to heighten awareness for people-centred region
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:49 pmASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2015 will be expecting over 1,400 participants in to attend the annual civil society conference in Kuala Lumpur, which aims to bring together members of civil society and government to discuss Read More

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Straits Times’ lack of journalistic integrity worrying
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 42

By Carlton Tan / Article first published on “Asian Correspondent” According to The Online Citizen (TOC), Amos Yee’s mother did not file a police report to have her son arrested, contrary to a report in the Straits Times (ST) which suggested that she Read More

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IDA defends hiring of employee accused of possessing fake MBA
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 220

Nisha Padmanabhan is an employee of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). She was hired as an Applications Consultant by the IDA in 2014. Ms Nisha, an Indian-born Singapore citizen who Read More

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CEO cuts his salary so his staff could be paid more
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 13

How many chief executive officers (CEO) you know would cut their own salaries and give it to their employees? That was precisely what one CEO in Seattle did recently. Dan Price, the boss of Gravity Payments, a credit-card payment processing firm which he Read More

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Tribute paintings to LKY depicting “The Father” through the years
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Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 10:37 amThe Straits Times ran an article on 15 April about a series of paintings by artists paying tribute to the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Among the paintings was a piece titled “The Read More

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Amendments to Housing and Development Bill – too much power, too few safeguards
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 30

By Ravi Philemon The Housing and Development (Amendment) Bill was passed on 13 April 2015. The Amendment to this Bill gives HDB officers the power of entry into HDB flats, greater powers to carry out investigations and urgent repairs. It also increases fines for unauthorised Read More

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