Daily Archives: 2016-09-17

DPM Tharman’s speech on CPF is not just economics but also politics

By Chris Kuan I like to refer to Donald Low's post in which he wrote that he was puzzled by conceptual points raised by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Tharman Shanmugaratnam's speech on the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and social security at the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) dinner. Not going into the specifics here but I wish to raise a …

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AVA recalls Farmland Tuna Chunks in polyunsaturated oil due to high levels of histamine

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) issues recall for Farmland brand canned “Tuna Chunks in Polyunsaturated Oil” which was imported from Thailand due to high levels of histamine detected in the product through the routine food safety surveillance. AVA stated that it is working with the importer to recall the affected batch. It also said that consumers who have purchased the product should not consume …

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Two companies identified as suspects of land burning in Rokan Hulu, Riau Province

INDONESIA, Pekanbaru - Riau Police is establishing two oil-palm plantation companies in Pekanbaru, Riau Province in Indonesia, as suspects in cases of forest and land fires. RiauOnline reported on Thursday (15 September), Director of the Riau Special Criminal Force, Police Commissioner Rivai Sinambela, said the two companies are Wahana Sawit Subur Indah (WSSI) Ltd and Siak Sontang Sawit Permai (SSSP) …

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