Monthly Archives: December 2016

Trade agreement between Singapore and the European Union is put on uncertainty

LUXEMBOURG — A trade agreement between Singapore and the European Union can not be fast-tracked into force in a case likely to impact Europe’s trade strategy, an Advocate General at the European court of justice wrote in a ruling released on Wednesday (21 Dec). The Guardian reported, Eleanor Sharpston, the Advocate General at the European court of justice, argued that …

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PM Lee will be on private vacation until the end of the month

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be on a private vacation from Thursday (22 December) until next Saturday (31 December). The Prime Minister Office (PMO) said in a statement that Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean will be Acting Prime Minister in his absence. PM Lee also posted on his Facebook page he will …

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Malaysia urged to save its citizen through action at ICJ

Prabagaran, a possibly innocent drug mule from Malaysia who was first arrested in 2012, had his Constitutional Challenge rejected by Singapore’s Apex Court earlier this month. On Wednesday afternoon, by way of a Memorandum submitted to the Malaysian Government, he may see his case brought up to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Mr M. Ravi, a non-practicing lawyer and anti-death …

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Take care of these three money matters when your engagement ends

By SingSaver.com.sg It’s the last thing you want to do after a broken engagement, but find time to take care of these money matters. Singaporeans going through a broken engagement have a number of things they need to deal with immediately. Apart from the emotional distress, ending an engagement can cause financial complications. While you probably are not in the mood …

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Malaysian male charged for the murder of colleague at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

A 23-year-old Malaysian, Ahmad Muin Yaacob, was charged on Wednesday (21 December) with the murder of a woman found dead at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on 24 November between 9am and 1pm. The woman was later identified as Ahmad’s colleague, a cleaning supervisor, Madam Maimunah Awang. Her body was found by another cleaning supervisor in 2m-deep drain near her rest area with injuries …

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“Roared like a tiger, but now quiet as a mouse”

Referring to an article published on the South China Sea dispute, Secretary General of Singfirst, Tan Jee Say commented on the leadership quality of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, saying that PM Lee “roared like a tiger, but now quiet as a mouse”. Mr Tan noted that in July 2016, when the Hague tribunal ruled in favour of the Philippines but …

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Minister Wong: 17,000 new flats for sale to Singaporeans in 2017

Minister for National Development (MND) Lawrence Wong posted on the blog of the Ministry of National Development that Housing & Development Board (HDB) will launch about 17,000 new flats for sale to Singaporeans. The Minister said that about 2,200 more households were able to purchase a subsidised flat under the higher income ceiling; 4,100 households benefitted from the enhanced Special …

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