Daily Archives: 2015-07-30

Gas tariffs increased, follows hike in electricity tariffs in June

For the three months of August to October, households using City Gas will see an increase of gas tariffs of 3.6 per cent. This will see the increase from 17.62 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 18.25 cents per kWh for the quarter. City Gas, which supplies gas to 90 per cent of HDB households and private properties, explained that …

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Customer to SIA: An issue of poor service and an absolute problem of no empathy

By Tan Tiong Ghee A month ago, I shared this article regarding a bad experience I had with SIA, https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/06/bad-experience-on-sia-flight-to-germany/. The SIA spokesperson’s response was “We did provide a credit of KrisFlyer miles and offered to provide a gift voucher as a gesture of goodwill, in recognition of Mr Tan’s support for Singapore Airlines”. To set the record straight, I …

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Former Malaysian deputy prime minister alleges Najib misappropriated funds in video

A video in which Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin purportedly recounting a conversation he had had with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak about the state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has gone viral. Malaysian media reported that Muhyiddin alleged that Najib had admitted to transferring funds – to the sum of RM2.6 billion – to his personal …

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PAP in panic mode, loss of power inevitable

By Philip Ang The unnecessary changes to the boundaries of electoral constituencies is confirmation of the People’s Action Party (PAP)’s loss of confidence. Contrary to propaganda, PAP NEVER resolved any issues because it has not addressed the root cause of our problems, ie mindless population increase to generate ‘growth’. PAP’s ‘solution’ – increase the frequency of trains and number of …

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“Raise fares to improve train service”

“Raise fares to improve train service”, says the title of the letter to the Straits Times forum page on Wednesday. Mr Jonathan Toh Joo Khai, the writer, pointed at the Public Transport Council (PTC), which regulates public transport fares, as the “root cause of SMRT’s frequent train breakdowns.” “The fare hikes are miserly compared with the rate of inflation,” Mr …

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Legal assistance for online media more critical today

By Ghui With the recent announcements of the electoral boundaries and the impending general elections looming, it is a forgone conclusion that blog activity and online discussions will spike. In tandem with growing public perception that state owned media outlets are the government’s mouthpieces, the Internet is fast becoming the forum du jour for political debates and information dissemination. The …

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Grassroots leader charged in court for assaulting driver

A 48-year-old Permanent Resident (PR) from the United Kingdom is suspected of assaulting a 37-year-old financial consultant and drove a car towards the other, charged on Tuesday morning. The accused, John Duncan Tasker faces two charges, namely for the use of criminal force and for driving rashly towards another driver, Yi Yongjie. The accused was charged on Tuesday morning and …

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Embrace wider humanistic values – an essay for SG50

By Kortia Kang Siew Lan National identity, local heritage and cultures are what I think we should continue to navigate into and must be strengthened. To me, Casinos at the Integrated Resorts, enjoying the affluence of life and moving around in fast pace, hearing praises about our country’s outstanding GDP don’t make this island my home. How I wish our nation …

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