Daily Archives: 2016-05-27

Singlish vs Standard English: I say, RELAK, lah!

By Law Kim Hwee Confession: I possess no PhD in English Literature or, for that matter, a MA, Int’l Relations or a BA (Hons), Sociology & Int’l Relations (the last 2 from UK universities, no less). But I do speak and write fairly decent English – and communicate in Singlish as and when. It is no surprise to me how Chang Li …

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Disturbed to learn of the merciless execution of Kho Jabing

By Sum Wee Lee I am very disturbed to learn of the merciless execution by our government, of a Malaysian yesterday despite legal objections doing so and after last minute attempts to scrutinize various doubtful points in the case was flatly dismissed without even obtaining their due processes. What is also particularly abominable not to mention alarming, is the fact …

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ELD files police reports for election advertising breaches against TISG and two individuals

The Prime Minister Office (PMO) has just released a statement about the filing of police reports by the Assistant Returning Officer from the Election Department against socio-political site, The Independent Singapore (TISG) and two individuals – Teo Soh Lung and Roy Ngerng – for publishing several online articles and postings that may be tantamount to election advertising, on Cooling-Off Day …

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National Wages Council in talks for possible pay rise for low wage workers

Next week, the National Wages Council (NWC) is expected to announce recommended pay hikes for low wage workers. If these recommendations are accepted by the Government, they will come into effect by 1 July this year. The NWC comprises of 18 members, including chairman Peter Seah, six NTUC unionists, six representatives from employer groups, and five public-sector officials. On 25 …

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Parenting programme to be compulsory for some divorcing parents

From December onwards, parents who are planing for divorce and have children aged below 14 will have to attend a mandatory parenting programme before divorce is officially filed. This programme will be targetted towards parents who have yet to or are unable to settle the agreements of their divorce. This mandatory programme was announced by Minister for Social and Family …

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Oil price challenging $50 resistance, Yellen’s speech to be watched

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – Asian equities markets opened positively today. The Singapore market continued trading sideways this week, with volume reducing. However, Yellen’s public comments tonight could give markets good reason to remain cautious. Recently, a series of positive US economic data has led a number of Fed governors to take a more hawkish stance towards a …

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