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Daily Archives: 2015-07-24

Singapore shipping company refutes allegations of supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea

A Singaporean shipping company blacklisted by the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has refuted allegations that it supported illegal arms shipping to North Korea. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blacklisted Senat Shipping Company – along with its president Leonard Lai and a vessel in which the company has …

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Inderjit Singh bids goodbye to Ang Mo Kio GRC

People's Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) says he is "stepping down at the coming GE." "I did my best to serve and this would not have been possible without my team, the grassroots leaders and branch activists, at Kebun Baru who have become my extended family," the four-term MP said. He made the announcement on his Facebook page …

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DPP to contest Bishan-Toa Payoh; calls on 3 ministers to stand in SMCs

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has said it will be contesting the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in the upcoming general election. In a statement to the media on Friday, in response to the release of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) report, the DPP said it was "surprised by the conservatism of the electoral boundaries report." "The proposed changes are not …

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I am absolutely disappointed with report: WP’s 2011 candidate for Jooo Chiat

The Workers' Party's candidate for Joo Chiat single-member constituency (SMC) in the 2011 general election, Yee Jenn Jong, says he is "absolutely disappointed" with the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) report released on Friday. The SMC has been deleted off the face of the electoral map for the next general election. It is now part of the Marine Parade GRC, …

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Breaking News – EBRC report released

  Breaking news - Report of Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has been released The number of Single Member Constituencies (SMC) has been increased by 1 to 13. The number of Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) has also been increased by 1 to 16. The number of parliamentary seats has been increased to 89 from the existing 87 seats, comprising 13 seats …

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We’re ok with hitting mental patients now?

Maybe The Straits Times is still recovering from Amos Yee being allegedly ill-treated while at the Institute of Mental Health. And the fact that "R" and "T" are next to each other on the keyboard doesn't really help. But such a headline is definitely attention grabbing. Particularly when we think about what this "support" means. As it turns out, the article …

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Janadas Devan did not interfere in LKY Musical, says MCI

The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) has claimed that it has not interfered with the production of the stage play, The LKY Musical. The ministry's statement comes after an actor involved in the production, Tan Shou Chen, blogged about the alleged interference on Monday. Mr Tan, who plays former deputy prime minister, Toh Chin Chye, in the production, had …

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