Daily Archives: July 23, 2015

Leaked cables on the failed leadership transition of Temasek Holdings
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

6 years ago, the intended leadership transition of the Temasek’s Chief Executive Officer between former BHP Billiton chief Charles ‘Chip’ Goodyear and Mdm Ho Ching came to an abrupt stop when the private investment company announced the departure of Goodyear due to differences Read More

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Phey Yew Kok read 28 additional charges in State Courts
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

Phey Yew Kok, a former Member of Parliament and chairman of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), was presented before the court via a video link today. 28 fresh charges were read to him, bringing the total number of charges to 34. Most of Read More

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Spare the rod and spoil the child – LTA and the recent MRT breakdown
By DollarandSense Posted on by DollarandSense 0

It has been two weeks since the most severe MRT breakdown in Singapore’s rail history. A total of 55 stations in the North-South and East-West line were affected during peak period, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded and facing difficulties in getting Read More

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Bishan listed on NEA website for highest number of dengue cases
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

Estates in Bishan have been identified by the National Environment Agency (NEA) as a red alert area with a high number of dengue cases. The two clusters identified from Bishan Street 22 to 25 have seen 247 cases since the start of the Read More

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“We Breathe What We Buy”, a campaign to combat Singapore’s annual haze problem
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Leading non-governmental groups in Singapore join forces to launch “We Breathe What We Buy”, a campaign initiated by concerned citizens for the purpose of raising awareness, educating and empowering the public to be part of the solution to Singapore’s annual haze problem. In Read More

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The Calling It Out Show takes on Melvyn Singh’s nonsensical article
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

The Calling it Out show is TOC(TV)’s premier broadcast programme, kicking off the channel and a slew of independent local programming. The show was started to combat the growing issue of extreme apathy for current affairs among Singapore’s youth. It tries to look Read More

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Man in possession of cannabis arrested at checkpoint
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

In a joint statement by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), the two agencies shared that a man has been arrested by the authorities at the Woodlands Checkpoint for possession of cannabis. It is said that on 22 Read More

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The 6.9 million issue – Part 2: Still short-sighted?
By Howard Lee Posted on by Howard Lee 0

By Howard Lee In Part 1, it was noted that efforts by the Singapore government to manage population numbers using productivity as a benchmark were used in response to the public outcry for a slower rate of population augmentation. However, using productivity as Read More

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Site survey video: TOC visits Pasir Ris ONE
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

Members of parliament continue to call for the scrapping of the Design, Build, and Sell Scheme (DBSS) of public flats, or at least to tweak it. The call follows numerous recent reports of workmanship defects, bad design and over-pricing of these flats. The Read More

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Law Society and CDCs to conduct legal talks
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

The Law Society Singapore and the five Community Development Councils (CDCs) will jointly host Law Awareness Week 2015, which aims to increase public awareness about access to justice. This is the first time that the CDCs are working with the Law Society to Read More

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