Daily Archives: 2016-09-19

NTWU appeals against the dismissal of two SMRT drivers

The National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU) stated in a media release on Monday (19 September) that it had filed an appeal to the management of SMRT against the dismissal of its two drivers. Mr Melvin Yong, NTWU’s executive secretary, said, ‘We have raised further queries relating to the incident in our appeal to the company.’ He also said that the …

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12 new cases of Zika over the weekend; new cluster at Hougang Ave 7

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has stated that as of 19 September, 3 pm, there were 12 new cases of Zika virus infection, bringing the total number to 381 cases. Three of the cases were from the Aljunied cluster, while two cases were from Elite Terrace. There was one new cluster at Hougang Ave 7 (Blk 325), where two new …

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Singaporeans react to Law Minister’s statement on Elected Presidency

The Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam helmed a dialogue session in South East CDC on the release of the White Paper by the Government on Thursday (15 September). It was attended by 300 to 400 people. The White Paper stated that the Government has declined the recommendation that the president should be chosen by Parliament. It emphasized that …

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Appeal for information on Mr Tan Yang Hang’s whereabouts

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is appealing for information on the whereabouts of 80-year-old Mr Tan Yang Hang. The Police stated that Mr Tan was last seen at Blk 238 Compassvale Walk on Sunday (18 September) at around 4.30pm. He is about 1.65m tall and was last seen wearing a yellow striped short-sleeve shirt and beige bermudas. Anyone with information is …

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Funding of various minority and self-help groups , “token” and meager

By I.J. Perera I am writing in light of the soon to take place tampering of the Constitution under the guise of ‘allowing’ minorities a chance at succeeding to become an ‘elected president’ if that particular racial composite has not been able to become a president for more than 5 terms. I would like to convey that this is not only …

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Expect a drop in number of articles between 18 Sept to 3 Oct

Dear readers, As I will be overseas during the period of 18 September to 3 October for my National Service at Australia with little to no internet access*, TOC will be assisted by volunteer editors to edit and publish the articles. During this period of time, the quality of the edits will definitely increase with their professional help but at …

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