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Daily Archives: 2016-08-24

MOH: No answer as to what help Govt can provide for A&E referrals by GPs

The questions asked to the Minister for Health at the 22nd session of the 13th Parliament by Mr Desmond Choo, a Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC The questions raised were: What is the average percentage of patients referred by private GPs to Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments in Government hospitals and not warded. How can the Government better help such …

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Netizens cynical over attribution of high wages to recession of economy

According to Reuters, the trouble in the country is that the higher wages are raising business costs at a time when export-oriented Singapore has been hard hit by a cooling China, subdued domestic consumption, a downturn in commodities and global uncertainty due to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Currently, analysts say the wage-cost pressures are flashing warnings of …

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Staycay vs Vacay: Which is the better deal for Hari Raya Haji 2016?

By SingSaver.com.sg If you have money to burn over the Hari Raya Haji long weekend, should you book a luxury staycation in Singapore or vacation overseas? Since the concept of “staycation” came into existence in 2005, Singaporeans have been checking in to five-star hotels when we need to check out of our busy lives. A luxurious weekend escape from the …

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MinLaw seeks feedback in its Public Consultation on proposed changes to Copyright Act

On Tuesday (23 August) the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) launched a public consultation to gather public feedback on proposed changes to Singapore’s copyright regime which will be ongoing for two months, ending on 24 October 2016. MinLaw noted that Immense changes in how copyrighted works are created, distributed, accessed, and used were led …

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Protest outside the Singapore embassy in Jakarta against alleged mistreatment of retired Indonesian general

Demonstrators from Pemuda Panca Marga (PPM), an organisation linked to the military, held a small protest against the alleged mistreatment of a retired Indonesian general at Changi Airport last week, outside the Singapore embassy in Jakarta on Tuesday (23 August). The Singapore Embassy in Jakarta had just opened its doors on Tuesday (23 August) for well-wishers to sign a condolence …

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Sentiment raised by PMIs and strong US new home sales

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets PMIs signal recovery The Nikkei Flash Manufacturing PMI read 49.6 in July, higher than the previous month’s reading of 49.0 and also recorded the highest level in six months. Despite remaining below the contraction phase of 50, it signaled a continuous improvement in the country’s manufacturing activities amidst a strong yen and weaker global demand. …

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Make your HDB flat look like a designer home without going to IKEA

By SingSaver.com.sg While IKEA is a fail-safe source of cheap furniture in Singapore, there are other places to score designer-looking pieces for less. It’s bad enough that you’ve nearly spent your last penny purchasing your home, but now you have to kit it out, too? With homes costing an arm and a leg, it’s little wonder so many people take …

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PAP is playing the racial cards again with Presidential Election

By Osman Sulaiman If the People's Action Party (PAP) thinks that a Malay president is important periodically, and has always been confident of its party's credibility and branding, then it should support a Malay candidate to contest in the coming presidential election as how it supported Tony Tan in the last election. Often times, the ones who made the Malays …

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