Daily Archives: 2016-04-20

Bukit Batok SMC by-election to be held on 7 May 2016, nomination date on 27 April
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The writ of election for the Bukit Batok By-election has been issued to have the by-election to be held on 7 May 2016. Nomination date has been set on 27 April 2016 and to be held at Keming Primary School. The by-election was called Read More

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Dynastic Meritocracy vs Meritocratic Dynasty?
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By Law Kim Hwee Back in Jan 1999, William Safire, he with the sharp pen, asked late Mr Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) pointedly about nepotism: ”Would your son be Deputy Prime Minister if he were not your son?” He snaps: ”If he were not my Read More

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Lianhe Wanbao’s portrayal of Dr Chee Soon Juan in a less-than-favourable manner
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

Last night’s Lianhe Wanbao on 19 April featured the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Dr Chee Soon Juan on the front page of its publication, together with the People’s Action Party’s Murali Pillai, who will also be contesting in the Bukit Batok by- Read More

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Singapore drops another rank to 154th in World Press Freedom Index, yet another lowest
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Singapore drops one rank from its 2015’s 153rd ranking to 154th in Reporters Without Borders (RWB)’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. This new ranking place the city state at its lowest ever rank in the index, the highest ever rank obtained by Singapore is 135th in Read More

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Massive fire at Jurong Island involving oil tank, visible from mainland.
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An oil tank caught fire on this afternoon on Jurong Island. The Singapore Civil Defence Force has shared that they were alerted to the incident at Tembusu Road at 3pm and that SCDF officials are already on the scene. The scale of the Read More

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Qualifying scheme will likely drive property prices down with discounts similar to ABSD
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By 99.co Due to recent publicity, most Singaporean property buyers are now aware of the ABSD on developers. This is a 15 per cent tax on developments that cannot be completed and sold out within five years. There has been much speculation that Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan’s “100 disruption-free days” is a disingenuous and misleading statement
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By Failrail.sg On 19 April, Minister Khaw claimed on his blog, “For us in the rail industry, clearing 100 disruption-free days is no mean feat: it requires everyone to do everything right.  Any misstep can cause a disruption.” But in the introduction paragraph, he Read More

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AHTC chairman, Pritam Singh refutes PAP MP, Charles Chong’s comments on sinking funds
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

$22.5 million in sinking funds to be transferred to Punggol East in instalments The Workers’ Party (WP) responded on 18 April to comments made by Punggol East Member of Parliament (MP) Charles Chong regarding the transfer of sinking funds from the Aljunied-Hougang Town Read More

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Eligibility criteria for Presidential candidates too narrow: AWARE
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

The first public hearing of the Constitutional Commission to review the Elected Presidency (EP) was conducted earlier this week on 18 March. Following the hearing, women’s rights group Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) expressed concern over the lack of female Read More

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Dollar Index slides for the third day, STI advances ahead of earnings season
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By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – Asian equity markets rebounded sharply yesterday, led by the Nikkei 225 which rallied 3.6%. Nikkei futures continued to go higher after the cash market closed. Market sentiment shifted to the positive side as crude oil recovered Read More

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