Daily Archives: 2016-04-29

Reform Party Moves to Support the Singapore Democratic Party

The Reform Party has announced that it is the party’s decision that all members, including office holders of the Central Executive Committee, to be free in volunteering to help the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) during the Bukit Batok SMC by-election campaign. In its press statement penned by Andy Zhu, RP’s chairman, the party states that its leadership actively encourages its …

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Dr Chee Soon Juan does not think PAP did a good job in its welfare programme

Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and the party’s candidate for the Bukit Batok SMC By-Election disagree that People’s Action Party (PAP) did a good job in its welfare programmes after walking around during his campaign speaking to residents. Dr Chee was responding to the question posed by the media of whether SDP linked up with …

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BOJ’s “no action” bomb sends safe-haven assets higher, yen surges further

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – “Stunned like vegetable”, is probably the best word I can pick to describe the trading floor yesterday. The BOJ surprised the market by holding fire on further easing. The markets reacted drastically. USD/JPY tumbled 3% to around 108.00 during Asian and European trading hours, wiping out 3 weeks of gains within hours. The …

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Did Mr Tharman and Ms Grace Fu take leave from their ministerial appointments to turn up at the nomination centre?

The above-featured photo taken by The Middle Ground on the nomination day, 27 April 2016, shows enthusiastic supporters of the People’s Action Party (PAP) along with some Members of Parliament and Ministers at the nomination centre, showing support to their party candidate, Mr Murali Pillai in the Bukit Batok SMC By-Election. There is definitely no issue with Members of Parliment from neighbouring …

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Family of woman who died in childbirth seeks claims from Thomson Medical

Over eight years after a woman died in childbirth in September 2007, her family has obtained a ruling from the Court of Appeal on 6 April allowing them to pursue dependency claims from her obstetrician and from Thomson Medical. This is despite the fact that the legal suit was filed past the three-year statutory limitation period. The Civil Law act allow …

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Online voting not feasible for overseas Singaporeans: Chan Chun Sing

On 6 April in Parliament, it was decided that online voting for Singaporeans living abroad using the SingPass portal still remained unfeasible due to concerns over authenticity of votes and the privacy of voters. This decision comes in response to queries from Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NMP) Dennis Tan with regard to whether online voting will be implemented for overseas …

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