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Daily Archives: 2016-07-15

The Party Don’t Stop: A Review of GRC by Teater Ekamatra

Ng Yi-Sheng Imagine another Singapore: one where our racial quotas are reversed. Malays are the privileged majority, while Chinese are a disenfranchised minority, the underachievers of an otherwise prosperous modern nation. That’s the premise of GRC (Geng Rebut Cabinet), a bilingual Malay-English play directed by Fared Jainal and written by Alfian Sa’at, first staged last December and revived for the …

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Pakary Haw Ball withdraw from shelves after plastic chip found in one of the bottles

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) announced on July 13 that the China-made candy, Pakary Haw Ball had been recalled. A small plastic chip was said to be found Inside a 80 gram bottle. AVA said that it received the report from a member of the public on Wednesday and immediately initiated contact with the importer, Pakary FoodStuff, to investigate the matter. The …

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Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) scoring to change from 2021

From 2021, students taking their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be scored with Achievement Levels (ALs) of 1 to 8 in each of their four subjects. The sum of these ALs will make up students’ final scores, which will now be called the PSLE Score. The Ministry of Education (MOE) first announced this changes in Parliament in April, with …

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SDP calls for COI in light of latest revelation on E M Services

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has called for an independent Commission of Inquiry to be convened in light of the latest revelation that E M Services Pte Ltd that is owned by Housing Development Board (HDB) and Keppel Land was found guilty by Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) in withholding the sale of spare parts to 3rd party lift contractors. In its …

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PM Lee congratulate Theresa May in becoming the next British Prime Minister

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote a letter on behalf of the Singapore's Government to congratulate Theresa May for her appointment as the next British Prime Minister . The letter which was dated July 13 was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PM Lee wrote that he is confident that Theresa will provide the strong leadership that the United Kingdom …

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S$40m waste-to-energy facility to be built by NEA and NTU in Tuas by 2017

National Environment Energy (NEA) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has signed an agreement on July 13 for the collaboration of the development of the waste-to-energy facility in Tuas worth S$40m at the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore located at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina By Sands. The construction will begin early next year and it is targeted to be operated in …

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Mahathir, former PM, to form new party to challenge Malaysia PM

Mahathir bin Mohamad, the country's longest serving Prime Minister, has vowed to launch a new party in coalition to challenge the Prime Minister, Najib Razak. “We who oppose Najib cannot achieve victory unless we work together as a coalition,” said Mahathir. An accusation emerged last year that Najib had received USS$1 billion into his bank account in March 2013 before general election. It …

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