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Daily Archives: 2016-01-03

Law Minister helps accused man find a lawyer

“I don’t think people will therefore assume that I or the lawyer condone cruelty to animals,” Law Minister, K Shanmugam, said in a Facebook post on Sunday. He was referring to his involvement in helping to find a lawyer for the man accused of killing a cat in Yishun, where Mr Shanmugam is also a Member of Parliament (MP). 40-year …

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GIC’s pay-for-volunteering scheme gets criticised

In what is already turning out to be a controversial initiative one day after it was announced, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore, or GIC Pte Ltd, is handing out cash grants to students who do volunteer work for 25 hours. Called “GIC Sparks & Smiles (GIC Sparks)”, the programme “seeks to inspire and enable youths …

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