Monthly Archives: December 2016

MAS: $2 billion of Savings Bonds will be offered in 2017

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced on Thursday (1 December) that Singapore Savings Bonds of up to $2 billion, will be offered in 2017. It said that the first Savings Bond of 2017 (SBJAN17) will be issued on 3 January 2017, and up to $150 million will be available. A new Savings Bond will continue to be issued …

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MND: Fresh Start Housing Scheme for 2nd timer now open for applications

The Fresh Start Housing Scheme (FSHS) is open for applications from 1 Dec 2016, the Ministry of National Development (MND) announced in its press release on Thursday (1 Dec). Minister for National Development and 2nd Minister for Finance, Lawrence Wong, had announced the details of the FSHS at the 2016 Committee of Supply debate. The scheme takes a targeted approach …

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Malaysia cancels two U22 soccer matches with Myanmar in protest of its ethnic cleansing on Rohingya Muslims

Malaysia has taken a stance action against Myanmar in protest against the Southeast Asian nation’s bloody crackdown on “ethnic cleansing” Rohingya Muslims by cancelling two under-22 friendly soccer matches. Kuala Lumpur’s national soccer team spokesman confirmed on Thursday (1 December) that the matches had been called off, following the news that hundreds of Muslims in Rohingya were forced to flee …

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Trivialising rape is never the right way to go

By Ghui I apologise for wading in late to the game. However, as the saying goes “better late than never”. This is especially in light of the seriousness of the issue. Most would agree that adolescence is a difficult and confusing period in one’s life. Even more would concur that rape or any form of sexual assault leaves a victim feeling …

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Aung San Suu Kyi invites Singapore to be Myanmar’s partner in hearts and minds

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar State Counselor, visited Singapore and was welcomed officially on Wednesday afternoon (30 Nov) at the Istana, in her official visit to Singapore. Ms Suu Kyi said in her speech yesterday, “While Singapore and Myanmar may be different, both countries can work together on economic development and to enhance regional stability.” “Singapore and Myanmar can show …

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PAP stuck operating in old ways and peddling old cures in a new world

By Lim Tean, Secretary-General of National Solidarity Party (NSP) For all the incessant talk by the People’s Action Party (PAP) about how exciting the future looks for Singapore, a stasis has descended upon our country. The stench of stagnation and deterioration is everywhere one year after we celebrated half a century of independence . Saturday’s dire economic news that Singapore is …

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Fatal accident with tipper truck, claims the life of motorcyclist

A fatal accident which claimed a life of a motorcyclist who was being run over by a tipper truck took place along Woodlands Centre Road near the junction of Admiralty Road on early Thursday (1 December) morning at around 6am. SCDF sent a fire engine, a red rhino and an ambulance to the scene. It said that the male motorcyclist …

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