Daily Archives: 2016-11-22

UN Human Rights Office concerned by arrests of three activists in Vietnam
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

BANGKOK (22 November 2016) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia expressed serious concern on Monday about the arrests of three Vietnamese human rights activists in Ho Chi Minh City over the past three weeks, and called for their immediate release Read More

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As of Sept 2016, $12.8 million outstanding in MediShield life premiums
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Minister of State for Health, Mr Chee Hong Tat said in Parliament that the total amount outstanding is $12.8 million, or less than 1% of total premiums due. This was in response to MP Png Eng Huat for Hougang who asked the Minister for Read More

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10,118 flats for sale under Nov 2016 BTO and SBF exercise
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched 10,118 flats for sale today (22 November) under the Nov 2016 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise. HBD said that this is its largest joint BTO and SBF exercise for the year, comprising Read More

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F1 CEO hopes to continue to run the Singapore GP
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday (21 November) that he hopes to continue to run the Singapore Grand Prix in the country as the current’s deal will be expired next year, stating that what he said earlier was misquoted. In Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan: Taxi operators should be the ones to help taxi drivers with fare evasions
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Earlier in the last Parliamentary sitting, Nominated Member of Parliament, Assoc Prof Randolph Tan asked the Minister for Transport on how often are taxi fare evasions reported, involving cases where the fare evader is not identified, and what are the existing process for Read More

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US President-Elect confirms withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

US President-Elect, Donald Trump revealed his policy plan today (22 Nov) on the first one hundred days for as the incoming 45th President of United States of America. A video on the US Presidential Transition Facebook page, showed Trump saying that his agenda Read More

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Number of dengue infected cases continues to drop in Singapore
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Dengue cases dropped as only 72 cases were diagnosed between 13 and 19 November according to the figures by the National Environment Agency (NEA). This weekly figure is 12 cases fewer than last week. As of 3 pm on 21 November, it said Read More

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Accident along Bras Basah Road caused massive jam on Tuesday morning
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A white Audi R8 V10 had an accident along Bras Basah Road on Tuesday (22 November) morning, ploughing through a pavement and toppling a lamp post in the process. The accident took place right in front of Cathedral of Good Shepherd and had caused Read More

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Oil jumps 4% on OPEC hopes, dollar retraces
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets  Oil price reaches six-week high ahead of OPEC meeting Buy on expectation and sell on news. This works on oil prices most of the times. Last night we saw another rally in oil prices in anticipation of OPEC Read More

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Predicament of hawkers long neglected by nonchalant Singapore government
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By David Lim The predicament of hawkers are long neglected and their livelihood slighted by the government’s nonchalant tidak apa attitude and commercially driven policies. The Minister’s response to query on the discontinuation of the hardship policy was most idiotic and baseless reply. Read More

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