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Daily Archives: 2015-04-23

Police report filed against grassroots leader who threatened Amos Yee online

A concerned Singaporean citizen, Mr Lee, has filed a police report against Jason Tan Kok Whee, believed to be a grassroots leader at Telok Blangah over a statement the latter made online directed at 16-year old Amos Yee. Yee is being charged with harassment, and with allegedly wounding the religious feelings of Christians in a YouTube video. Mr Tan had posted the comment, "For me, I …

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Transport operator, SMRT should focus on its primary operations

By Lovecraft Raveneve I just saw the headlines of today's straits times. was surprised to see that Land Transport Authority "is looking for experts assess the health of the entire rail network as the regulator and operators grapple with glitches that do not seem to go away" (22 April 2015) It sounds like LTA has finally exhausted all venues when …

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Former ASEAN Leader: Non-interference policy must be reviewed

  Former Malaysian Foreign Minister, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, said ASEAN’s non-interference policy should be reviewed if we are to build a tolerant society and address human rights abuses and regional security. Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar was Malaysia's foreign minister between 1999 and 2008, and was engaged in key initiatives to transform and integrate ASEAN. He initiated the …

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When national interest be allowed to rise above personal ones

By Yeo Toon Joo Why does anyone preserve a monument or any building? Historical value? Sentiments? More sycophancy? Tourism dollars? Why think of not demolishing the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s old family house, especially since it was his expressed wish that it should not be preserved? The home at Oxley Rise of independent Singapore’s first prime minister is not remarkable …

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Focus on new technologies, better skills and jobs at the meeting of Asian and European education ministers

Asian and European education ministers and senior officials – more than 50 delegations – will come together on 27–28 April at the 5th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMME5) at the Latvian National Library. With an overarching theme “ASEM Education Collaboration for Results” the ministers from both regions will explore ways how to employ education for better skills and jobs, as …

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RS Components and Allied Electronics establish new global distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor

Agreement furthers distributor’s global product offer, as Allied continues to build its semiconductor portfolio in North America RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics(Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers,have announced a new global distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor. The agreement extends the existing partnership with RS into the US, Canada and Mexico through Allied, …

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Yet another high record set for COE of motorcycles

By COE.Sgcharts.com Certificate of Entitlement (COE) for Motorcycles has broken new record again in the COE bidding exercise yesterday at $6,801, breaking the previous record of $6,312 (1st Bidding Exercise of April 2015) by almost $500. Previous high was $5,800 from the bidding exercise just two months ago.Two years ago, the average price of motorcycle COEs was $1,757 in 2013. Besides …

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