Daily Archives: 2016-04-28

PAP states SDP’s accusations of the PAP breaching the law were “absurd”
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

Last updated on September 17th, 2016 at 09:53 pmJust following the announcement of the two candidates contesting in the Bukit Batok by-election, the candidates’ parties, the People’s Action Party (PAP) and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), found themselves in a debate over upgrading Read More

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Police announce rally sites for Bukit Batok by-election
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

Last updated on September 16th, 2016 at 10:31 pmBukit Gombak stadium and an open field along Bukit Batok Industrial Park A have been designated by the Police as rally sites for the upcoming Bukit Batok by-election. The locations were made known by the Read More

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Singaporean transgender woman allowed to stay in UK to avoid reservist
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

Two British judges have ruled that a 33-year-old transgender woman will be allowed to remain in the UK, despite the UK Home Office’s argument that she should be deported back to Singapore. Should she be forced to return, she would be liable for Read More

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Many still have to suppress their sexuality as a result of society’s intolerance
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Ghui In January last year (how time flies!), I wrote a commentary on how the Straits Times reported the asylum status of a transgender woman (read more). In that instance, I felt that the Straits Times, exacerbated the ignorance of society towards Read More

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Minority presidential candidates and minority members in office of the president needed
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

The third public hearing on the review of the elected presidency was held earlier this week on 26 April. Those who spoke at the hearing include members from the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), human rights group Maruah, as well as law professors Read More

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Politicians and civil service must work hand in hand: PM Lee
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Singapore currently finds herself in a “sweet spot” where politics and policies have worked well together, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 26 April at the Administrative Service promotion ceremony. Nevertheless, Mr Lee noted that such good outcomes are never guaranteed and Read More

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SD/JPY tumbles as BOJ surprises market by keeping rates unchanged
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By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities –The Nikkei 225 tumbled 4% to 16,735 at 11am Singapore time, after the BOJ announced that it will keep interest rates at -0.1% and its asset purchasing value at 80 trillion yen. USD/JPY dropped as much as Read More

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Equities rebound as no surprises from FOMC, Crude oil above $45
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By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities –The US market finished higher as the Federal kept rates unchanged this morning. The positive sentiment is likely to spread over to Asian markets today, as the Nikkei 225 is trading 1% higher this morning. The market Read More

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