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Daily Archives: 2016-03-15

PAP to come clean about David Ong?

The Online Citizen (TOC) wrote a few questions to Transport Minister, Mr Khaw Boon Wan on Sunday about the resignation of David Ong and his alleged affair. The questions are as follow.; Does Mr Khaw have anything to say about Mr David Ong's character and his reasons for leaving the People's Action Party? Does Mr Khaw hold the opinion that …

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Suicide risk assessments carried out, but not in every police case: Ng Chee Meng

Acting Minister for Education, Ng Chee Meng said that while all school counsellors are trained to carry out suicide risk assessments on students, the process cannot be considered completely "foolproof" due to the "dynamic psychological state of the child". Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Daniel Goh questioned the Acting Minister for Education in parliament, if schools assess students involved in police cases for suicide risk. …

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PAP is poised for first by-election win in a SMC since 1979

By Ajay The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has historically feared by-elections. In 1961, the PAP government lost two seats to the opposition. First, it lost Hong Lim to PAP rebel Ong Eng Guan and then Anson to WP founder David Marshall. After the loss of these two seats, the PAP suffered a split in which the left-wing faction of …

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Marine Parade Town Council apologises for poster banning chess

Marine Parade Town Council (MPTC) has apologised for a poster banning the playing of chess in common areas of HDB void decks after it received significant criticism after photographs of it spread online. The poster that stated “No Playing of Chess at Common Areas” was put up in early January this year by the town council after it received complaints of chess and draughts players …

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Say it until it comes true

By Property Soul In my twelve years studying in a Catholic girls school, I was taught to pray if I need to. Till today, whenever I run into troubles, I just keep praying. And I also visit different temples to say the same prayer just in case. I believe that, in the end, some God will do something. It may …

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Cheaper venues for wedding banquets in Singapore

The prices of tables at wedding banquets have reached a new high this year, with the price for each table of 10 guests at top hotels in Singapore amounting to close to $2000 as reported on Straits Times, "Price of wedding tables hit new high". This amount is expected to be even higher after the addition of Goods and Services Tax (GST). …

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Neighbourhood Police Posts grow to be fully automated

Over the past two years, Neighbourhood Police Posts (NPPs) have leaned towards becoming fully automated in order to firstly, providing around-the-clock access to residents, and secondly, increasingly free up police officers from their desk-bound duties. As of now, there are currently nine redesigned and revamped NPPs that provide self-service features, such as an e-kiosk with a touchscreen terminal to allow members of the public …

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Market gave a “Like” to CSRC’s new chairman; BOJ, Crude Oil under the spotlight

By Margaret Yang Shanghai Composite rose 1.75% yesterday, leading Asian markets to close positively on Monday. The Hang Seng Index was up 1.23%, Nikkei up 1.74%, and the Straits times rose 0.64%. The CSRC’s (China Securities Regulatory Commission) new Chairman held a conference last Friday and his clarifications and responses helped to ease investors’ concerns over a few major issues, …

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HeritageCares to offer heritage programmes for Community Chest beneficiaries

Yesterday, the National Heritage Board (NHB) rolled out its newest initiative: HeritageCares. HeritageCares aims to reach out to the less privileged through a range of heritage programmes at our national museums, heritage institutions and heritage sites. It also offers a chance for Singaporeans to give back to the community as heritage volunteers. Heritage for Everyone Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe strongly backed charitable causes and the promotion of …

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