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Daily Archives: 2016-11-28

AWARE EGM grants voting rights to male and non-binary members

AWARE, Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group has voted to allow male and non-binary members to vote in General Meetings. An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) was held at the AWARE Centre to amend the AWARE Constitution on last Saturday (26 November), as part of an overall update of the Constitution. Over 60 members voted in in the meeting …

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China lodges protest with Singapore over military relations with Taiwan

China lodged a protest with Singapore after nine armored infantry carrier vehicles (IFVs) from Singapore along with other equipment were seized by Hong Kong customs on 23 November. "China has already made representations over this to the Singapore side," Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing on Monday. Earlier on 25 November, when asked about the seized …

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Co-founder of KiasuParents voices out on Today article in open letter

Mdm Soon Lee Yong writes in an open letter to voice her side of the story on the report by local newspaper, Today which wrote upon her reaction towards the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) results of her son, stating that the article had intruded into her son's privacy and affected him more than his results or her reaction did. A report by …

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SDP questions MINDEF regarding the seizure of ICVs by the Hong Kong customs

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) voices questions regarding the seizure of of Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) by the Hong Kong customs which the Government had used for its overseas training in Taiwan. The shipment was seized by the Hong Kong customs at Hong Kong's Kwai Chung Container Terminal on Wednesday (23 November) after a routine inspection by the authorities. MINDEF stated in a press release that Singapore …

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Tampines Concourse bus interchange to commence operations from 18 Dec this year

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (28 November) that the Tampines Concourse bus interchange will start operations on 18 December. The new bus interchange will supplement the existing Tampines bus interchange and will be connected through a 250-m barrier-free sheltered walkway. It will be served by the existing services 18 and 39 as well as new services, 129 …

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Property owners will see lower or no change in the property tax in 2017

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has announced that almost all private residential property owners will see lower or no change in their property tax in 2017. It said that all property owners will be receiving their property tax bills by end December 2016 and they are reminded that the property tax for 2017 is payable by 31 January 2017. …

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