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Daily Archives: 2016-03-09

Are Singaporeans losing their buying power?

Are Singaporeans losing buying power? Have Singaporeans grown tired of the dining & shopping haven of Singapore? Famous food guru, Kf Seetoh of MakanSutra lamented his observation on Facebook on Tuesday as many folks feel the burn of the slowing economy. A commentator at Seetoh’s post, Oscar See, noted that ,” Singapore truly has become an extremely expensive country to …

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NS officer shares his opinion on the Dominique Sarron Lee saga

By Tay Bok Chong Alvin I am deeply saddened by Dominique Sarron Lee’s passing. I did not know him personally, but I can only imagine how gruelling the last 3 years must have been for his family. More recently, I am disappointed by Brigadier-General Chan Wing Kai’s official statement entitled “Key Findings from the Death of PTE Dominique Sarron Lee” published on …

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SDP: Section 14 of the Govt Proceedings Act must go

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), in its latest statement penned by its Secretary-General, Dr Chee Soon Juan, calls upon the Singapore Government to remove Section 14 of the Government Proceedings Act (GPA). The party states that this law unfairly protects the government from being held accountable and "makes no moral sense". The press statement by SDP in full After having met …

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Persons with disabilities showcase abilities in photo exhibition

Even though the 2015 ASEAN Para Games have ended, there are consistent efforts to promote awareness on the abilities of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in Singapore.  Three final-year Communication Studies undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information initiated a campaign to further drive the message about the abilities of PwDs. Titled ‘More Than …

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Market commentary: chase it or fade it?

By Margaret Yang Yan Last week global equity market has enjoyed a relief rebound following commodities’ marvellous rebound, China RRR cut and US jobs data beating expectations. However, this week the Asia markets seem to be taking a break and entered into a correction. A lot of people may have this question in mind now: Is this rebound going to last? …

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Indonesia’s Riau province declares emergency due to forest fires

There has been a state of emergency declared yesterday in Indonesia's western province of Riau due to numerous forest fires occurring on the island of Sumatra. Provincial government spokesman Darusman stated that the early declaration of emergency was "to prevent a repeat of the haze that occurred in 2015.” In early September 2015, the Pollution Standards Index rose to the …

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Why are adjunct teachers perceived as a second-class citizens by MOE?

By a former adjunt teacher (Name withheld for obvious reasons) I am writing this letter in regards to the treatment of adjunct teachers in Singapore schools. Adjunct teachers are considered as "support" staff in most MOE schools. They are former MOE or NIE-trained teachers who have either left the service or retired. However, I am perturbed by how adjunct teachers …

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