Daily Archives: 2015-07-09

Burmese official blacklisted by the US airlifted to Singapore for medical treatment
By Kirsten Han Published on by Kirsten Han 0

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:02 amA senior Burmese government official blacklisted by the United States has been flown into Singapore for treatment after suffering a stroke. 74-year-old Aung Thaung lost consciousness on Wednesday evening, the Democratic Voice of Burma reported. He Read More

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Why are we pushing for an even bigger population? – SDP on train breakdown
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

The Singapore Democratic Party has voiced out about the recent train breakdown, challenging the wisdom of the ruling People’s Action Party in allowing the unregulated increase in Singapore’s foreign workforce which could have caused the train system to overload. Referring to its own population policy papers, Read More

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Indonesian police arrest student for Twitter threat on SIA flight
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

A 21-year old college student, named only as Ilham, has been arrested by the Indonesian authorities for making a prank bomb threat against Singapore Airlines. The prankster is believed to be a student of a university in Serpong, South Tangerang, yesterday. According to Read More

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HDB applies to be co-plaintiff in AHPETC case, WP expresses surprise.
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

If the Court of Appeal upholds a High Court decision not to appoint independent accountants to the  Aljunied-Houngang-Punngol East Town Council (AHPETC), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) may be brought in as co-plaintiffs alongside the Ministry of National Development (MND) for the case. The application Read More

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Singhealth & NHG decline to reveal details of polyclinic fees increase
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

On 2 June, The Online Citizen (TOC) reported that the 18 polyclinics in Singapore had increased its general consultation fees. (See here: “Polyclinics up consultation fees from 1 July”.) However, the two healthcare service providers who run the polyclinics have declined to provide Read More

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Medisave withdrawal limits increased to pay for Integrated Shield Plans: MOH
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

Singaporeans above 40 years old can tap on more funds in their Medisave accounts – up to S$900 – to pay for Integrated Shield Plan (IP) premiums when MediShield Life rolls out at the end of the year, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) Read More

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Workers’ Party “deeply worried” over SMRT breakdown
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The Workers’ Party has released a party statement on the recent train disruption along the entire North-South and East-West MRT line, stating that the party is deeply worried over the 3.5 hour disruption of train service and the severe inconvenience caused to an Read More

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Najib’s 1MDB saga – summary so far
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:02 amThe evolving scandal involving Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been accused of pocketing money from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a strategic development company wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, hit closer to home yesterday. Read More

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Do we really need a Transport Minister?
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

By Howard Lee It would be fair to say that following the massive train breakdown on the evening of 7 July, public calls for SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek and Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew to step down would be futile. There has been Read More

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Gov’t should help beef up SMRT’s resources to fix problems: ST correspondent
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

In an opinion piece in the Straits Times on Thursday, 09 July, the newspaper’s Senior Transport Correspondent, Christopher Tan, says “apologies from the operator, regulator or the Government” over Tuesday’s island-wide MRT shut-down “are beginning to sound glib and hollow.” However, Mr Tan Read More

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