Daily Archives: 2016-07-27

SMRT taxi driver banned from GrabCar service for harassing its driver
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A man was banned by GrabCar from the ride-hailing platform for making a prank order and harassing drivers of the company. According to The Straits Times, the man has been identified as Mr Peter Quek and he was in his 30’s or 40’s. Read More

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Singapore PM’s visit is chance to address censorship, LGBT protections
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

United States President Barack Obama should press visiting Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to address the Singapore government’s severe restrictions on fundamental freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today. President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Lee in Washington, DC, on 2 August 2016. Read More

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Malaysia PM Najib Razak seeks new powers amid protests over 1MDB fund scandal
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A National Security Bill, which will come into force on Monday, will give powers to a council, the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak heads that are similar to the ones that were used by the late president Suharto of Indonesia and the Philippine dictator Read More

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Singaporeans react to AGO findings of Mindef’s $50 million investments on American properties
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Chen Guojun Last January, Mindef invested S$50.26 million in a United States Real Estate Investment Trust exchange-traded fund (US REIT ETF) without proper approval by the SAVER-Premium Fund’s Board of Trustees. The ministry only sought approval from the then Director of Defence Read More

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SDP: AGO report blows gaping hole in PAP’s rhetoric of competent and efficient government
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singapore Democratic Party in its latest statement states that the AGO report for FY2015/2016 blows a gaping hole in the People’s Action Party (PAP)’s rhetoric that it runs a competent and efficient government. SDP pointed out that it is shocking how accounts of Read More

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Five cost-cutting tips for home renovation in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg We hate to take away from the fun of home renovations, but it’s important to be practical about this major undertaking. Home renovations are famous for two things: busting the budget, and bringing burning disappointment. Reality TV and it’s “instant makeover” shows have Read More

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Mandatory requirements on barrier-free accessibility upgrades to existing buildings in 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

National Development Minister, Lawrence Wong has said that the government will issue new mandatory requirements on barrier-free accessibility upgrades to existing buildings, starting next year, in order to accommodate wheelchair users and others with disabilities. This was said on Tuesday (July 26) at Read More

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33-yr-old man investigated for lodging false reports of robbery
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A 33-year old man has been arrested by the police for lodging a false report claiming he was robbed. In a news release today, Singapore Police Force (SPF) said a man had filed a report at Serangoon Neighbourhood Police Centre at 11.47 PM on Read More

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My storm in a teacup, and thoughts on some wider implications
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By Ian Chong So several days have gone by since the little storm in a teacup that involved Calvin Cheng trying to threaten my employment, in part through an attempt to muster online support for his effort. I am happy to report that Read More

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NUS conducts intensive investigation due to complaints about inappropriate orientation activities
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The National University of Singapore (NUS) released a statement on 26 July which said that the university will take a strong disciplinary action in the feedback on instances of offensive and completely inappropriate activities. The New Paper (TNP) had released an article on the Read More

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