Daily Archives: 2015-07-27

Increased escalator breakdowns allegedly due to “Keep Left” courtesy campaign
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:49 pmOn 13 May 2003, an escalator accident involving 20 over people took place at City Hall MRT station. The escalator had suddenly reversed direction and threw commuters off balance, causing injuries to a few. “SMRT Read More

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo makes official visit to Singapore for the first time
By Kirsten Han Published on by Kirsten Han 0

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, accompanied by his wife First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo will be making an official visit to Singapore on the 28 – 29 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. An official welcome ceremony will be held on Tuesday, followed Read More

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron visits Singapore on Tuesday
By Kirsten Han Published on by Kirsten Han 0

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is currently in Indonesia on a regional tour, will make a two-day official visit to Singapore beginning tomorrow, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. “Prime Minister Cameron’s visit reaffirms the strong bilateral ties between Singapore Read More

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Ng Eng Hen chides Inderjit Singh – PAP in-fighting before elections?
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

Just two days after he announced his stepping down from Ang Mo Kio GRC, four-term People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament, Inderjit Singh, has been chided for making the announcement on his Facebook page. (See here.) Apparently, the PAP’s Organising Secretary, Ng Read More

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TOC celebrates Singapore this Saturday, 1 August
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

Last updated on July 28th, 2015 at 10:24 pm The time is almost here – in a few weeks, Singapore will be 50-years old. A momentous occasion, of course, and we would not miss it for the world. So, we here at The Read More

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A sizable opposition in Parliament is the safeguard for Singapore’s future
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

By Ravi Philemon In December last year while speaking to his Party comrades at a People’s Action Party (PAP) event PM Lee Hsien Loong commenting on the opposition’s intent to act as checks and balances on the Government said “that for every one Read More

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How to expect hawkers to make a decent living?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 05:32 pm  By Douglas Ng, Fishball Story After attending the briefing regarding the new hawker centre, I have some thoughts. I am a Gen Y hawker, and it takes a lot of courage to step into this Read More

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Workers’ Party to contest in 5 GRCs, 5 SMCs in coming elections
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

The Workers’ Party (WP) has indicated that it will contest a total of 28 seats – five Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) and five Single Member Constituencies (SMC) – in the next General Election, party leaders told media yesterday, 26 July, during a party walkabout. Read More

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Eye on Politics – walkabouts after EBRC report
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

Various political parties have been out and about last weekend following the Electoral Boundary Review Committee report published last week. The Workers’ Party was at Joo Chiat, where secretary-general Mr Low Thia Khiang addressed the media to speak about where WP will be contesting. “As Read More

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New electoral boundaries – breaking down the numbers, and a need for transparency
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

By Howard Lee When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong convened the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) two months ago in May 2015, the group that was given the task of defining which constituency citizens casts their votes were given two objectives: “The Committee Read More

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