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Daily Archives: 2016-11-29

Vivian Balakrishnan: Singapore will not allow any single issue to hijack relationship with China

Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan has stressed that Singapore will not allow any single issue to hijack its longstanding, wide-ranging relationship with China. Dr Balakrishnan, who was the keynote speaker at The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum which took place at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, was responding to questions of last week's seizure of nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) armoured vehicles …

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South Korean President agrees to step down if transition of governing power can be planned to minimize chaos

South Korean President, Park Geun-hye said that she will follow the National Assembly's decision about her course of resignation as the President, including cutting short her remaining term. The 64-yr-old South Korean President said in her speech from Cheong Wa Dae Presidential Residence today (29 Nov), “When the ruling and opposition parties propose a plan to transfer governing power in a way …

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Slab of plaster fell 12 storeys from the top of flat in Hougang

A slab of plaster fell 12 storeys from the top of Block 449 Hougang Avenue 10 at 11am on Sunday (27 November), hit a lorry which was parked nearby and dented its roof. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident. There are only 60 executive maisonette units in this building. It was build in 1991 and it falls under the …

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Dwindling talent pool, lack of will by employers and management to develop talent.

By Chris Kuan IMD's latest report on talent ranking shows Singapore falling five places to 15th, out of top ten. Professor Arturo Bris , Director of IMD's World Competitiveness Center, which publishes the report, identified lack of investment in local talent as a crucial failing. He said: "There's no doubt that many Asian countries, Singapore arguably chief among them, remain among …

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Singapore drops five places in World Talent Ranking and out of top ten

Asia risks losing its competitiveness on the world stage if it continues to neglect the development of its own business talent, a major new study has shown. For the second year in a row, the region has just one representative in the top 10 of the World Talent Ranking , produced by leading global business school IMD. The annual report …

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Why are our defence ministers hiding behind the ministry and its spokepersons?

So the world is well-aware that nine Terrex armoured infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs) of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) were detained by the Hong Kong customs last Wednesday. China used the seized vehicles and equipment at Hong Kong to lodge a protest against Singapore for having military ties with Taiwan. Military ties that have been an open secret for decades. …

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Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah released yesterday afternoon

Maria Chin Abdullah, Bersih chairperson, was released on 28 Nov from her arrest under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma), but no explanation was given for her release. Malaysia Kini reported, her lawyer Ambiga Sreenevasan said she was released after 10 days in detention, at the Bukit Aman police headquarters yesterday, a day before her habeas corpus hearing. "Initially, …

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