Daily Archives: 2015-11-04

Launch of WomensAction.sg – a celebration of the women’s movement in Singapore

By AWARE Amid SG50’s stories of national progress, one major facet of Singapore’s achievements – the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality – will soon be brought under a spotlight. This afternoon, AWARE releases an exciting video preview of Women’s Action, a richly immersive website telling the story of the women’s movement in Singapore – its landmark achievements, its …

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Director was not speaking on our behalf, says Honour (S’pore)

Honour (Singapore), a non-profit organisation (NPO) set up in 2014, says that a speech by one of its directors in a forum in Taipei last year was not made on its behalf. In response to queries from The Online Citizen (TOC) about Mr Khoo Oon Theam’s speech, Honour (Singapore)’s general manager, Tan Nam Seng, said the NPO was “not aware” …

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Winners of 2015 ONE Hero Awards driven by passion for the community

Two Singaporean women – Natasha Lean, a dedicated social worker who assists abused women and their families, and Elsie Oei, a 69-year old volunteer who rises early every morning to help prepare meals for the nation’s less fortunate – have been named the “2015 ONE Heroes” by the anti-poverty charity ONE (SINGAPORE). The ONE (SINGAPORE) Awards recognise individuals who share …

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4 reasons you might want to consider getting a wedding insurance

By Joanne Poh, MoneySmart Weddings in Singapore can cost as much as a small house in another country. Yet it’s mind boggling how many couples get so mired in wedding prep, booking a venue and arranging for their photoshoots that they lose track of the fact that they’re laying tens of thousands of dollars on the table—not realising that it’s …

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SDP chairman arrested for alleged drug offence

The chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Jeffrey George, has been arrested for an alleged drug offence, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) confirmed on Tuesday. Details of the arrest are sketchy but the police say investigations are ongoing. Mr Jeffrey, 51 and a shipping engineer, has been chairman of the opposition party since 2013. He was an election agent …

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