Daily Archives: 2015-06-18

The Executive that will not Function

By Pamela Lim He told his teacher that he did not want to do the Geography homework and therefore had nothing to submit. This sounded strange to me, because my oldest son was not a defiant child. “But mum, they will never believe me if I told them I forgot to bring my work again. It is just easier to …

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10 things we can buy with $71m from SG50 civil service bonus

The Public Service Division, under Prime Minister’s Office, announced recently that there will be a SG50 bonus for all civil servants, amounting to $500 per officer, “in recognition of their contribution towards nation building”. The bonus was to be paid with the mid-year Annual Variable Component (AVC) of 0.5 month, in July 2015. There is an estimated 143,000 public officers …

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Reformative training to be used with caution: District Judge

In his judgement on why reformative training was not imposed on a teenager who had beaten up some foreign workers, District Judge Lim Keng Yeow said that while the penalty aims to be rehabilitative, its incarcerative nature meant that courts should exercise this option with caution. The judgement was made in relation to the sentencing of Daryl Lim Jun Liang, 19, …

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Foreign dentists working illegally in Little India?

On Sunday (14 Jun), TRE reported that 4 foreign-graduate dentists on conditional registration in Singapore are doing dental work in Little India without any apparent supervision (‘Foreign-graduate dentists working illegally in SG?‘). The 4 dentists are practising at a dental clinic at Kerbau Road called Little India Dentist (www.littleindiadentist.com.sg). According to its website, Little India Dentist had a team of …

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Registration for Primary One starts 2 July, ends 27 August

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced the registration dates for Primary 1 registration. Children born between 2 January 2009 and 1 January 2010 can participate in the 2015 Primary One Registration Exercise for admission to Primary One Classes in 2016. MOE has also outlined the phases and processes for the application on its website, but the exercise will last …

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4 sec gens in 5 years – NSP’s rudderless leadership raises questions

If you are the secretary general (sec-gen) of the National Solidarity Party (NSP), chances are that you won’t last very long in the position. The latest casualty of what some say is the result of internal political bickering is its sec-gen, 53-year old lawyer, Tan Lam Siong. The NSP announced on Wednesday, 17 June, that Mr Tan has resigned as …

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Exclusive arrangements removed by Cordlife with babyfair organisers and hospitals following CCS investigations

  In a statement released yesterday, the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) shared that it commenced an investigation on Cordlife Group Limited (“Cordlife”) in relation to its exclusive agreements with baby fair organisers and hospitals in June last year which CCS claims to potentially have the effect of limiting competition from other providers of cord blood bank services in Singapore. …

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