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Daily Archives: 2015-07-15

Khaw “glad” no “dishonesty” by CCC chairman mentioned in AGO report

The Minister of National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, has reacted to the findings by the Auditor General that a Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC) chairman had awarded two contracts worth S$32,000 to a company at which he was linked to and had also approved S$114,767 of his own claims. The chairman is reported to be from the Admiralty branch, an area which …

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Auditor-General issues damning report on People’s Association

The Auditor-General Officer (AGO) has given a damning report in its audit of the People’s Association (PA). The report was released to the public on Wednesday, 15 July. The PA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), headed by Minister Lawrence Wong. The AGO found a litany of lapses which included sums amounting into …

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Action against MRT bully? What about man who threatened Amos Yee?

On Tuesday, Law Minister K Shanmugam posted on his Facebook page about the incident involving a Caucasian on the MRT train who was verbally abusing a younger man for wearing a t-shirt the former somehow disagreed with. The bully had also made threats against the youth, threatening to "throw you off" the train when it pulled into Ang Mo Kio …

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Law minister hopes action to be taken against train bully by employer

Last evening, Minister for Law, K Shanmugam commented on this recent incident where a Caucasian commuter scolded and taunted a young man because he was unhappy with a t-shirt the young man was wearing. The video also showed a Malay man, known as Elfy, stepping forward and questioned the Caucasian man’s abusive attitude towards the young man. The two subsequently got into …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Masterpiece in Motion 2015

Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) will be presenting two brand new ballets and the specially commissioned 25th Anniversary work at Masterpiece in Motion, its international repertory season. Happening from 21 & 22 August 2015, this season will be held at the Esplanade Theatre. Be captivated by a visual spectacle of exquisite contemporary works, as SDT presents a triple-bill, featuring three works …

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Appoint members of various political parties to EBRC: SDA

The Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) has issued a media statement to question the degree of fairness in the deliberation of the Electoral Boundary Review Committee. SDA called for the reappoint a new committee in which the members should comprise of representatives from various political parties, so that the system can be mroe transparent. The statement is appended in full below. With regards …

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President’s powers to appoint ISEAS board members now given solely to minister

Despite being questioned by the Workers' Party (WP), the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament on Tuesday - but not before a heated debate took place between the WP and the Government. The Bill had proposed a name change for the institute - from "ISEAS" to "ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute", to honour Singapore's first president. …

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Navigating the very simple concept of solidarity

By Lynn Lee Today on Facebook, I read about the crackdown on human rights activists and lawyers in China, about the corruption scandal in Malaysia, about the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, about the Greek debt crisis, about cardboard aunties and uncles. I signed a petition and shared a few posts. I also received a private message about a …

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