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Daily Archives: 2016-08-10

Traffic Police officers use “stealth bikes ” to look out for common offences

"To maintain law and order on the roads, the Traffic Police (TP) takes stern enforcement against errant motorist who flout traffic rules an endanger the lives of other road users," Singapore Police Force (SPF) wrote on its post to remind the road users. TP statistics shows that last year 4,856 motorcyclist and pillion riders were involved in traffic accidents, in which …

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Public petition submitted to Parliament asking for proposed bill to be delayed

Nominated Member of Parliament Kok Heng Leun on Wednesday 10 August 2016 submitted a Public Petition on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill. The petition was signed by 249 individuals. It is the first time in nine years that a Public Petition has been submitted to Parliament – the last petition was submitted by then-Nominated Member of Parliament Siew Kum …

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AWARE express concerns about proposed bill’s implications for free expression

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) issues statement on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill that will be read for the second time in Parliament on 15 August 2016. AWARE would like to express our support of the general intention and principle behind the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill. However, we have some concerns about the Bill’s potential …

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NEA warns Singapore is still in the traditional peak dengue season

NEA warns that Singapore is still in the traditional peak dengue season and it anticipates an upward trend of cases in the coming months. There have been more than 500 dengue locations reported in Singapore as in 8 August, according to the latest figures from National Environment Agency's (NEA) dengue website. NEA has mapped the clusters of the dengue cases and operationally, a dengue cluster …

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Expressive Politics versus Instrumental Politics

By Chris Kuan This refers to the on-line tit for tat between Workers' Party's Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Daniel Goh, The Independent Singapore (TISG), Ariffin Sha and a host of others over Mr Goh's objection of what he considered a xenophobic article in TISG. From the comments the camp is divided into those who think TISG should exercise much tighter …

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RBNZ rate decision in the spotlight

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Reserve Bank of New Zealand rate decision in focus More volatility in the FX market is probably ahead as the Bank of New Zealand will announce its interest rate decision tomorrow at 5am Singapore time. The market seems to have no doubts about a possible rate cut. The only question is will they cut by …

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The disgraceful Rio Olympics broadcast U-Turn

By Kannan Raj The Rio Olympics is already upon us and it feels like a blessing that Singapore sports fans are able to catch the action live in the comforts of their home on MediaCorp’s Okto or on their mobile devices through Toggle. That the deal between MediaCorp, a Temasek-owned company and DENTSU, the rights owners for the Olympic broadcast in …

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