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Daily Archives: 2016-12-20

$2,500 fine for New Zealander for hurting a man in 2014

A New Zealander man was fined $2,500 on Tuesday (20 Dec) for hurting a man in 2014. The accused, Stefan Paul Afendoulis (48), pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt to his victim. He was also ordered by the District Judge, Luke Tan, to pay $57.15 to Toh Peng Hwee, the victim, for his medical bills. On 12 …

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges investigation into Philippines president’s claim of killing 3 people

GENEVA (20 December 2016) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday urged the Philippines judicial authorities to launch investigative processes following last week’s admission by the President of the Philippines that as Mayor of Davao he had killed people, and encouraged others to do the same. President Duterte told business leaders at the …

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Singaporeans not ignorant but misguided about the factual reality of Singapore?

By Chris Kuan Here's another way of thinking about Singapore's abysmally high ranking in the Ignorance Index. The easy way is to go with the flow of the survey and conclude that Singaporeans are indeed incapable of thinking and perceiving factual reality and therefore ignorant. But this went against the high level of education, a superb education system, training and …

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British embassy questioned claim of Malaysian PM that he is cleared of corruption

According to a diplomatic cable obtained by the Guardian, the British embassy in Kuala Lumpur has questioned a claim made by Najib Razak, the British national newspaper reported on 19 December 2016. The Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, has claimed that his country’s anti-graft agency had cleared him of corruption. In August 2015 Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) stated that the …

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Singapore listed as 8th most ignorant country in research by Ipsos MORI

The latest research by Ipsos MORI, the second largest market research organisation in the United Kingdom, places Singapore on the 8th most ignorant countries out of 40 countries in the world. The latest Ipsos Perils of Perception survey highlights how wrong the public across 40 countries are about key global issues and features of the population in their country. The …

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Taxi drivers rebut ST letter which claimed scrapping of mileage quota will lead to return of bad habits

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the TA framework will be simplified from 1 January 2017 following the review of the Taxi Availability (TA) framework and in consultation with key stakeholders such as the National Taxi Association (NTA), taxi drivers and taxi companies. LTA stated that the “Percentage of Taxis with Minimum Daily Mileage of 250km” requirement and the …

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Improvement in 2016 N-Levels examination results

Students who sat for the 2016 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Normal (Academic) [N(A)] and Normal (Technical) [N(T)] Level Examinations collected their results from their secondary schools today This year's GCE N-Level results shows the percentage of students receiving their Normal (Academic and Technical) certificates go up from the last year, according to figures stated in a joint press …

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SPF issues advisory on fake letter issued in its name

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued a warning for members of the public to stay alert as currently, it received reports lodged by people who have received letters purportedly sent by a Police officer. The Police said that the letters had required its recipients to report at Central Police Division on 20 December 2016 to assist in investigations into "an …

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Hang Seng Index testing key support level at 21,800

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The Hang Seng Index tumbled over 1,200 points, or 5% over the last two weeks. The selling was accompanied by emerging market outflow as the US dollar surged to a decade’s high. The fast depreciating of RMB also urged outflow from the China market, further weighing on Hong Kong equities. Technically, the Hang Seng Index …

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