Daily Archives: 2015-08-20

Election Department announces changes to election processes

As part of its efforts to “enhance election processes”, the Elections Department (ELD) has made some revisions to election processes. Here’s a quick summary of the changes: Increase in spending limit The change: Candidates are now allowed to spend more per voter – from S$3.50 to S$4.00 for every voter on the register of electors in the division a candidate …

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MAS apologises for typo in folder for commemorative notes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has apologised for misspelling the name of Singapore’s first president, Yusof Ishak, in folders containing commemorative notes celebrating the country’s Golden Jubilee. MAS added that stickers will be produced to correct the mistake, which spelt the name as “Yusok Ishak”. The corrected folders will be available at banks from 25 August, and stickers will …

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GE issues – The Trans-Pacific Partnership and our political will

By Reperio Simon The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries concerning a variety of matters of economic policy. Singapore is one such country on the signatory list, the others being Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the United States and Vietnam. The TPP is fundamentally a trade deal, and Wikipedia’s entry states that: “The TPP seeks …

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What you should know about the AHPETC-AIM saga

With the elections coming, I decided to pen this article about the whole AHPETC saga. So far the articles that have been written have always been about the accounting lapses and what not. But none of them were written from an IT perspective. (Maybe no more SG IT professionals since all of them are replaced by FT, including me) This …

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NUSS pre-election dialogue video coverage by IQ

Inconvenient Questions has released its exclusive video coverage of the dialogue session that took place at NUSS Guild Hall in Kent Ridge on Tuesday night as representatives. Moderated by Viswa Sadasivan, Chief Editor of Inconvenient Questions, the dialogue ran over an hour longer than planned as speakers argued issues from immigration to education to democracy. 10 political parties gathered together …

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Bed crunch again at Tan Tock Seng hospital?

A photo which has been circulating in social media purportedly shows more than ten beds cramped in a small area of what appears to be a hospital ward. Some beds were placed just in front of another, seemingly to save space. “World class health care at TTSH”, commented Gopi Bala, the person who first posted the photo on his Facebook page. …

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