Daily Archives: 2016-01-27

SDP: Reform, not adjust, the election system

The Singapore Democratic Party has issued its statement in response to the proposed changes to the electoral system made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament today (27 January). In its statement signed off by SDP’s Secretary General, Dr Chee Soon Juan, the party commented that the electoral system is not for the ruling party, People’s Action Party (PAP) …

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Singapore: Bloggers, internet users increasingly targeted

Repression of Free Speech and Assembly Undermine Credibility By Human Right Watch Singapore’s government increased scrutiny of the Internet in a year in which it further restricted rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. “In 2015, bloggers and online news portals increasingly faced punitive action for any criticism of …

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LTA to tighten technical requirements for PABs from 1 February

With effect from 1 February. the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will tighten the technical requirements for power-assisted bicycles (PABs) and impose stricter penalties for those who sell and use non-compliant PABs. The new measures by LTA is said to be intended for improving safety for PAB users and for other road users, including pedestrians. PABs will need to comply with …

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ERP rates to be increased at 5 gantries from 1 Feb

Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday that the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at three gantries on the Ayer Rajah Expressway and two gantries at the Pan-Island Expressway will be increased by S$1 each. The new rates will apply from 1 Febuary 2016 and the rates for the other gantries will remain unchanged. The set of three gantries on …

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Warning about internet marketing courses in the market

This letter was sent to Empoweradvisory.com and published on The Online Citizen for public awareness. The letter writer and course facilitator are not named to protect the individual from legal claims.  Concerned Member of Public, Age 36, Male. Sales Executive. I am sure you all have seen countless self-claimed ” INTERNET MARKETING GURUS” trying to tell you how easy it …

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Honouring Albert Winsemius

By Dr Wong Wee Nam The name Albert Winsemius should be known to Singaporeans who are interested in Singapore’s economic growth. Without him, we might not be as developed or as prosperous as we are today. The Dutch economist was Singapore’s long-time economic advisor from 1961 to 1984. In 1960, Singapore had just attained self-government.  There was high unemployment and …

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