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Daily Archives: 2016-11-21

Government prefers hawkers to fend for themselves

If anything were to be gathered from answers from ministries about the support that hawkers get, it is that the Government would like for hawkers to fend for themselves. The recent parliament session saw Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong, Workers' Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, asking the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources; whether the Ministry can consider giving a …

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International civil groups call for Malaysia to drop charges and release Bersih organisers and supporters

Kuala Lumpur, 21 November 2016 - The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Fortify Rights, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), acting as international observers of the Bersih 5 rallies and related events, are calling on the Malaysian authorities to …

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Elderly woman found dead in Kallang River

An elderly woman was found dead, floating on the Kallang River early on Monday (21 Nov). A member of public who was taking his morning walk near the river, saw the body floating in the water while he was passing. Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted at about 7.10am. SCDF reacted to the call and found a body of …

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Here is how you opt-out from SingPost’s spam mails to your house

Just today, local mail service operator, SingPost was reported to have said that most residents welcome promotional offers from companies as only 0.8 per cent of the 1.2 million Singapore households chose to opt out of receiving unaddressed advertisements. Channel News Asia quoted a SingPost spokesperson saying, "From our data, most of the residents in Singapore welcome the catalogues and discount …

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Coldplay ticketing disaster for Singapore Sports Hub 

By Kannan Raj The Singapore Sports Hub's ticketing site crashed after tickets for the Coldplay concert went on sale this morning at 10am, leading to many disappointed fans who were unable to purchase the tickets despite camping out online to purchase the tickets. After being directed into a virtual waiting room, many were kept waiting for more than an hour …

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ICJ: Singapore must be transparent in implementation of executions

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) condemned Singapore’s execution of two people on last Friday (18 November) Nigerian national Chijoke Stephen Obioha and Malaysian national Devendran A/L Supramaniam were convicted of drugs-related charges: Chijoke Stephen Obioha was convicted of possession and trafficking of drugs on 30 December 2008, while Devandran was convicted of importing 83.36 grams of diamorphine into Singapore …

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Is Trump rally fading?

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US dollar index rallies for 10 sessions whereas equities retrace The US Dollar Index retraced from a multi-year high of 101.50 to 101.30 on market open in Asia this morning, signaling the dollar rally is probably running out of steam as the market seems to have fully priced-in the “Trump effect” and an impending Dec …

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