Daily Archives: 2016-08-19

    BBC interview with Pingtjin Thum and Sui Yi Siong on new Contempt of Court Law
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Historian Thum Pingtjin, known as PJ Thum, and lawyer Sui Yi Siong shared their views on the recently passed Administration of Justice (Protection) Act – the Contempt of Court Law, on a BBC program. Mr Sui is a Legal Associate at Harry Elias Partnership, and Read More

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    WP opposes new Contempt of Court law due to several areas of grave concern
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Workers’ Party issued a statement on Friday evening to highlight and list the reasons behind why the party objects to the introduction of the new Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill and that there continues to be several areas of grave concern regarding the bill Read More

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    CNA-IPS Survey on Race Relations – Read Between the Lines
    By Gangasudhan Published on by Gangasudhan 0

    Many would argue that the mainstream media is fond of jumping to conclusions when it comes to interpreting surveys and it seems apparent again in the latest survey on the issue of race relations. Admittedly commissioned by Channel NewsAsia (CNA) itself, the Institute Read More

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    Man arrested for hit-and-run case at Newton food centre
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In a news release on 19 August, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated that a 40-year-old man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident at Newton Food Centre. The accident happened on 8 August at about 12.46 pm that day. Read More

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    Bank conversationally with DBS using mobile messaging applications by year end
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Customers of Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) will have their banking much easier and more convenient by the end of this year with a new service rolled out by the Singapore-based bank. Through their new mobile messaging app, DBS plans to allow customers Read More

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    Melbourne declared to be the most liveable city in the world, Singapore was ranked 46th
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Melbourne, Australia, has been declared by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to be the most liveable city in the world, followed closely by the Austrian capital, Vienna. Three cities in Canada, Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary has been placed at the 3rd, 4th, and Read More

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    Nine-month-old boy sustained a second-degree burns during diaper changing at Woodlands childcare centre
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Last updated on September 6th, 2016 at 02:18 pmA nine-month-boy suffered from a second-degree burns during diaper changing at Learning Vision @ Vista Point in Woodlands on 19 August, stated the New Paper. The carer was intended to rinse his buttock during diaper changing Read More

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    Veteran activist and advocates to be honoured at the 2016 Singapore Advocacy Awards
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    On this coming Saturday (20 August), the Singapore Advocacy Awards will be presenting awards to three individuals and two organisations that have been exemplary in their advocacy work in Singapore. This is the third and maybe last award ceremony held by the initiative. Read More

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    Strong UK retail sales pumps sterling, oil back to bull market
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets UK retail sales beats estimation, GBP rebounds Sterling rebounded 1% following strong retail sales numbers last night. The retail sales in July rose 1.4% m-o-m, which is way ahead of forecast of a 0.2% growth. It also marks Read More

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    HDB Launches 4,841 Flats in August 2016 BTO Exercise
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    HDB announced on 17 August that 4,841 flats were launched for sale under the August 2016 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise. These flats are spread across five projects : Three in the non-mature towns of Hougang, Sembawang and Yishun. Two in the mature town of Read More

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