Daily Archives: July 21, 2015

Mother who refused to pay domestic worker wages, says fine by MOM excessive
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

A Singaporean woman was fined $34,500 in the month of April by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for not paying her domestic worker for more than a year and getting her to work at an unauthorised location. Tang Lee Sung, 39 was reported Read More

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New agency to tackle unfair trading?
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

An agency with the power to investigate and take action against errant retailers has been proposed as part of amendments that will be made to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (CPFTA), said Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck on Monday, 20 Read More

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EBRC should be removed from the purview of PMO and be independent
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Yudhishthra Nathan If you’ve lived in Hougang for most of your life, as I have, you’d know that alleged gerrymandering is something we’ve become accustomed to. Most of what’s in that white circle is what you and I would call Hougang. For the Read More

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Singapore Savings Bonds to be issued by MAS on 1 October
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday that the Singapore Savings Bonds (SRS) will be issued on 1 October 2015 and interested investors will be able to apply for the bonds from 1 September onwards. MAS said that a new Savings Bond Read More

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Funpack distribution with free buffet dinner by CCC
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

“Bishan East celebrates SG50 with grassroots adviser Mr Wong Kan Seng; Funpack Distribution,” writes a banner for a buffet dinner organised for a private condomiun and the nearby landed properties. It was announced earlier that every Singaporean and PR household will receive a SG Funpack for Read More

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North-South Line train service disruption on 21 July
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

Yet another train service disruption along the North South MRT Line this morning. Commuters have noted on social media that the cause of the delay is said to be a train fault, likely to be announced by the station. It is unknown what Read More

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AGO report – Emblematic of the PAP’s “gasak buta” approach to financial discipline
By Howard Lee Posted on by Howard Lee 0

By Kenneth Jeyaretnam Singaporeans have been excited by the recent publication of the AGO report which seems to have uncovered some significant lapses. I am sorry to rain on your parade but it is just another exercise in selective tweaking and propaganda. Yes, it uncovers Read More

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More political engagement needed – by politicians and voters, for this GE and beyond
By Howard Lee Posted on by Howard Lee 0

By Howard Lee When you put a panel together to discuss something as divisive as the general elections, you might expect polar disagreements on issues, especially if the panel are from different political leanings. And while that was partly true about the forum Read More

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Abuse of elderly woman – MSF looking into incident
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) says it is looking into the incident of an elderly woman being slapped by a younger woman outside a flat in Lower Delta Road. “Please be assured that the elderly woman’s safety is our priority,” Read More

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