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Daily Archives: 2016-05-13

Not only difficult to take the government to task but also its civil servants

By Sum WL I have previously written on your esteemed site about the prevailing uneven level playing field of our Political system which has unfortunately spilled into the Judicial system as well and this current undue amendment spells trouble for citizens which only confirms the direction this government will be taking until the next election following its gains in GE …

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Comments on the amendment to the Government Proceedings Act

On Monday at Parliament, MPs from the Workers' Party, Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang took issue with Clause 9 in the Statues (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2016, which would see a change to Section 29(4) of the Government Proceedings Act (GPA). The two MPs argued that the change would make it more prohibitive for individuals to enter into …

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New unified rank structure for police starting in July

From this July onwards, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) will implement a unified rank structure to allow for faster career progression for its officers. Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam outlined this new rank structure at the SPF Workplan Seminar held last month. “A Police career has to be meaningful and exciting, one that is able …

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New usage-based insurance launched for GrabCar drivers

A motor insurance policy, whereby private car for hire drivers will be able to pay for their insurance according to milage clocked in on paid trips, was announced for GrabCar drivers on 11 May with the aim for savings on premiums to encourage more drivers to join the industry. The new insurance policy called AXA Pay-As-You-Grab was launched by transport …

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Crude surged to a six–month- high as demand picked up from emerging markets

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Commodities – The crude oil price rallied another 1.0% on Thursday, touching a new six-month-high. The favourable US Department of Energy oil inventory report and the Nigerian oil production disruption have led to a strong surge in the crude price recently. WTI crude oil is trading at $46.25 this morning, slightly down from $46.40 yesterday. …

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Amos Yee arrested again for charges of hurting religious feelings

Amos Yee, the teenager who was found guilty for hurting the feelings of Christians and posting an obscene image online last year,  was arrested by the police on Wednesday and since released on bail. In response to media queries, the police said that a 17-year-old male Singaporean had been arrested for offences under Sections 174 and 298 of the Penal Code. …

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