Daily Archives: 2016-11-29

AWARE highlights vulnerability of married women, especially foreign wives, living with HIV/AIDS
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

In view of World AIDS Day on 1 December, AWARE has released a study highlighting the experiences and vulnerabilities of non-sex worker women living with HIV or HIV-positive partners. Commissioned by AWARE and carried out by researchers from the Saw Swee Hock School Read More

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Vivian Balakrishnan: Singapore will not allow any single issue to hijack relationship with China
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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South Korean President agrees to step down if transition of governing power can be planned to minimize chaos
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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Service 857 to skip three bus stops along Bencoolen Street, Middle Road, and Bras Basah Road
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that Service 857 will be amended to ply the reinstated stretch of Bencoolen Street between Middle Road and Bras Basah Road from Sunday (11 December). It stated that service 857 will call at two bus stops Read More

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Slab of plaster fell 12 storeys from the top of flat in Hougang
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Dwindling talent pool, lack of will by employers and management to develop talent.
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Singapore drops five places in World Talent Ranking and out of top ten
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Chief of Army: Stopover at Xiamen, a purely commercial decision taken by APL
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Chief of Army Major-General (MG) Melvyn Ong stated at a media briefing at Choa Chu Kang Camp on Tuesday (29 November) that there was nothing unusual about the nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) transiting in Hong Kong and it was a purely Read More

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Why are our defence ministers hiding behind the ministry and its spokepersons?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

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 Read More

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Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah released yesterday afternoon
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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