Daily Archives: 2015-05-07

PAP is depriving residents in AHPETC of two-years worth of government grants without any valid reason
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 38

By Fred There has been much news about the Ministry of National Development taking the opposition-run Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) to court to seek approval to override the mandate of the elected Members of Parliament and appoint ‘independent’ auditors to oversee future Read More

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Dividends paid to SMRT and SBS shareholders could have paid for 1,000 new buses almost twice over
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 13

By FAILRAIL.sg With SMRT’s latest financial results (30 April), total dividends paid by SMRT and SBS Transit have hit the $2 billion mark over the past 10 over years. Instead of going into shareholders’ pockets, money could have paid for the 1,000 new buses (budgeted Read More

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Amos Yee pleads not guilty, in good spirits
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 390

After an almost two-hour delay in the morning, the trial of 16-year old blogger Amos Yee finally got underway at the State Court on Thursday. The teenager is being charged on two counts involving his online content which he had published recently. The Read More

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Third appointment at IMH clashed with bail review
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 16

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:49 pmIn the court hearing on Wednesday for the challenge launched by the lawyers of blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang, 16, to vary his bail conditions such as the blanket ban for him to post on Read More

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In defense of TRS
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 5

  By Masked Crusader What I found gnawing about those who condemned the Police and Media Development Authority’s high-handed actions against the editors of socio-political website, The Real Singapore, which was forced to shut down this week, is that whilst speaking out against censorship Read More

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Why we should be worried about Singapore’s productivity
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 10

By Kenneth Jeyaretnam In his May Day message Lee Hsien Loong said that “productivity levels in Singapore have risen too slowly over the last few years.” That may qualify as the best understatement since Emperor Hirohito of Japan said in his surrender announcement Read More

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SPH weighs legal action against Straits Times Review
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 32

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has announced yesterday (6 May) that it is considering all options, including legal recourse, against new website Straits Times Review (STR) for using the name of its flagship newspaper, The Straits Times. SPH also claims that it has also lodged a Read More

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All town councils need grants from MND to stay out of red
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 9

In its closing submission to court on Tuesday, Ministry of National Development (MND) said that Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) is “technically insolvent” as it does not have sufficient money in the town council to make its mandatory payments to its sinking funds. The Read More

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SG50 Lego set from MOE to students
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 2

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:28 pmParents who swear by the Lego brand rejoice. According to images shared on social, the Ministry of Education will be giving out Lego sets to students to commemorate SG50. It is not clear if all Read More

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In search of an education, away from S’pore
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 34

It sounds ironical to leave a country that boasts one of the best education systems in the world just to get an education. But that was what Winnie Chan and her husband, Keith*, did so that one of their two sons who is Read More

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