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Daily Archives: 2015-08-14

Chee Hong Tat now says he supports learning of dialects – in private

New People's Action Party (PAP) candidate, Chee Hong Tat, says it is "not a bad initiative" for "people who are more talented" or who have the interest, to "learn more about dialects". Mr Chee, who was the Principal Private Secretary to the late and former Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew, was responding to criticisms from the public for a letter …

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Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean takes a swipe at Workers’ Party

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean fired his party's latest salvo at the opposition Workers' Party, demanding that the party prove it is "at least able to run a town council" and taking issue with one of party chairman Sylvia Lim's Instagram posts in a report by Channel NewsAsia. DPM Teo was referring to the ongoing Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council …

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APP to retire around 7,000 hectares of plantation to protect carbon-rich peatlands

APP partners with Deltares to develop peatland best management practice model with Greenpeace monitoring its development.  In the largest exercise of its kind, a quarter of  Indonesian peat landscapes is mapped with LiDAR technology, building on its FCP commitment of a moratorium on all peatland development since 2013 . Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP)  announced it is committing to retire …

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Police: Keep getais and politics separate

Getai performances will not be allowed before, during or after election rallies, said the police in a statement on Friday, emphasising that festivities for the Hungry Ghost Festival should be kept separate from politics. The police also added that event organisers during the Hungry Ghost Festival "should ensure that no speeches intended to canvass support for election candidates and/or political …

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