Daily Archives: 2016-12-30

    Man got five months’ jail for stealing $21,776 from his mother
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Last updated on January 9th, 2017 at 09:49 pmA district court on (30 Dec) sentenced a man who had stolen his mother’s ATM card and withdrew a total of $21,776 over five months with imprisonment for five months. His sentence was backdated to Read More

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    Report on overpriced Home Improvement Programme in Ang Mo Kio Town Council filed in September
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Andy (not his real name), a resident of Ang Mo Kio GRC was sent a brochure from the Ang Mo Kio Town Council in August this year, which promoted the Home Improvement Programme (HIP) and included a list of optional improvements. At first Read More

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    Inchcape: 120 employees will be retrenched from Toyota and Suzuki
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    In one of the biggest downsizing moves to hit the local motor industry, about 120 employees will be retrenched from Toyota agent Borneo Motors and Suzuki agent Champion Motors soon in the beginning of 2017. The number of workers to be retrenched, represents Read More

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    Electricity tariff up by 5.6% from January to March 2017
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Residents will see an increase of 5.6 percent increase in their electricity bill for the period from 1 January to 31 March 2017 in Singapore. The electricity tariff for January to March will be priced at 20.20 cents per kwh, up from the Read More

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    So many loopholes to escape the retrenchment statistics?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    By Leong Sze Hian According to the Straits Times article, “More than nine in 10 companies paid retrenchment benefits in 2015: MOM survey” on 28 Dec, It states that “The proportion of establishments paying retrenchment benefits was 90.6 per cent in 2015, although it Read More

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    Dentsu president to resign after company’s recruit commits suicide due to overwork
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Dentsu Inc. President Tadashi Ishii said on 28 December that he will step down next month to take responsibility over the incident involving suicide of Matsuri Takahashi, a new Dentsu recruit, caused by excessive work. Labour authorities sent papers on the company to Read More

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    MOM: More workers laid off in 2015 as compared to 2014
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that amid softer economic conditions and ongoing business restructuring, there were more workers laid off in 2015 as compared to the numbers in 2014. 15,580 workers were laid off in 2015 while there were 12,930 who were Read More

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    Commodities rebound as dollar weakens
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Japanese equities recorded the biggest daily loss since 8th November as yen strengthened against the greenback yesterday. The US Dollar Index plunged to 102.1 area from its recent high as US treasuries rose after strong demand for 7-year Read More

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    AMK CPIB probe: Same conflicts of interest like Aljunied?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    By Leong Sze Hian Straits Times in its article, “AMK Town Council general manager under CPIB probe” (30 Dec), states that “The general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) has been removed from his duties and is under investigation by the Read More

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    Paul William Coutts appointed CEO of SingPost, effective from 1 June 2017
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Board of Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) has appointed Mr Paul William Coutts to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO), and as a Non-Independent Director of the SingPost Board effective 1 June 2017. SingPost said that Mr Coutts’s appointment is Read More

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