Daily Archives: 2016-01-02

The AEC’s agreement on free flow of skilled labour needs careful attention
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

A momentous thing just happened – but perhaps few have paid any attention to it. After almost 10 years of negotiation, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was finally brought into existence on Thursday. The agreement to establishment the trade pact was signed by Read More

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Is MOH promoting conventional cigarettes to be healthier than e-cigarettes?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on December 1st, 2016 at 07:02 amThe Ministry of Health (MOH) announced last year that it will ban emerging tobacco products via the Prohibited Tobacco Products Regulations made under Section 15 of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act. The Read More

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WP town council to go back to court – again
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

The Workers’ Party-run town council, Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), is seeking the Court of Appeal’s assistance in the appointment of accountants to manage its accounts and books. The Straits Times reports on Saturday that “the application was made after the Housing Board (HDB), Read More

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Bird tied outside window, left dangling
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) group has urged members of the public to “refrain from harming our native species and provided ways to prevent them from entering your premises.” In a posting on its Facebook page on Saturday (2 January), the Read More

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Questions that citizens should ask about their CPF investments
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Philip Ang The Ministry of Finance had said that the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) cannot disclose the exact amount of assets it manages and its annual profit and loss because doing so would open Singapore to speculative attacks on Singapore Read More

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Wish for 2016 – less Calvin Cheng, more Tharman Shanmugaratnam
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

If there is one lesson we can all learn from 2015, as far as political debate is concerned, it is that we need more engagement of the kind from Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and less (in fact, none) of that from Calvin Cheng. To this Read More

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