Monthly Archives: May 2015

34 year old Singaporean shot dead after breaking through police checkpoint
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 297

A 34-year-old Singaporean man was shot dead by police and two others were arrested in an incident near the Shangri-La Hotel where the 14th Asia Security Summit was taking place. The initial police statement stated that the incident happened at 4.36 am on Sunday. INCIDENT Read More

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Interim site for new JC – parents demand, MOE backs down
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 6

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:49 pmIn what is becoming a familiar occurrence, the government’s plans for new infrastructure developments have met with unhappiness. The latest such incident is the decision to locate an interim site for a new junior college. Read More

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NAC withdrew approved grant to graphic novel due to “sensitive content”
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 7

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:49 pmNational Arts Council (NAC) is withdrawing its earlier approved $8,000 publication grant to Malaysia-born award-winning comics artist, Sonny Liew due the “sensitive content” depicted in his 324-page comic book, “The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Read More

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Inclusiveness in national day song for SG50
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

A lot has been said about how the different races of Singapore come together as one but as far as I can remember, there is no national day song that has lines in all 4 official language to reflect that in a very Read More

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Australia offers another A$5m aid for boat refugee crisis
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 3

Australia has offered another A$5 million in humanitarian aid to potential illegal migrant populations in Myanmar and Bangladesh, in addition to A$6 million committed earlier. The new aid was announced today, 29 May, to coincide with a conference in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss Read More

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Cycling needs better regulations
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Alex Poh Aik On more than a number of occasions, I’ve been hit by cyclists who rode too fast and refused to make way for pedestrians on pavements. Some of these bicycles even have small motors that make them even more hazardous. I can fully understand Read More

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HDB BTO defects: Punggol Waterway Terraces I
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 31

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:49 pm In recent days, more and more flat owners are going online to voice their displeasure over the poor workmanship of their Built-to-Order (BTO) flats and having defects in the units despite paying a high Read More

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Many angles and opinions on how a property agent turned overnight millionaire
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 57

A report by StraitsTimes shared how PropNex agent Shirley Seng, 26 became an overnight millionaire after selling a penthouse at the Le Nouvel Ardmore for a record $51 million last month. The deal is reported to have Ms Seng a 3 percent commission Read More

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United Nations Security Council meets on Rohingya issue
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 2

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:02 amThe United Nations Security Council held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar on 28 May to examine the issues faced by the country’s Rohingya minority, according to United States and Read More

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Five from defunct Mobile Air Pte Ltd arrested over series of cheating cases
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 5

It is reported that five men related to the now-defunct Mobile Air Pte Ltd, including its former owner Jover Chew, were called to report to police and detained yesterday over a series of cheating cases at Sim Lim Square. Mr Chew, 32 shot Read More

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