Monthly Archives: January 2017

Are we looking at a future Singapore with Singaporeans being the minority in the workforce?
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Finding ways to adapt to shifts in tech skills I refer to the article “Finding ways to adapt to shifts in tech, skills” (Straits Times, Jan 31). The article gives a scenerio of Singapore in the future, “It is 2020 and Singaporeans have Read More

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Returned SAF Terrexes ICVs undergoing post-training checks
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The SAF Terrexes Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) that have returned home to Singapore, are transported back to its base camp to undergo detailed checks. The detailed inspection will take a few days to complete, said the Minister for Defence, Ng Eng Hen, on Read More

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President Tony and PM Lee express condolences over attack of Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote letters the Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express their condolences over the attack of the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre Canada on Sunday (29 Read More

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Riau, Central Kalimantan and West Kalimantan to commence fire prevention efforts
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

JAKARTA — In Riau, Central Kalimantan, and West Kalimantan, local governments have started actions to prevent land and forest fires and to be prepared for the dry season in the three main provinces which are located on the equator. According to the Meteorology, Read More

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Despite Changi Airport’s record breaking passenger load, workers continue to be paid slave wages
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Yet another record for Changi Airport  I refer to the article “Changi Airport handled a record 58.7m passengers last year, 5.9% higher than in 2015” (Straits Times, Jan 30). It states that “Changi Airport handled a record 58.7 million passengers last year, 5.9 Read More

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A wake-up call for the markets
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By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US equity markets lost around 0.6% last night following President Trump’s travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries – a step to materialise his immigration policy as promised in his election campaign.  This action quickly received strong dissent Read More

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Singapore Changi Airport reached all-time high of 58.7 million passengers in 2016
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Changi Airport has announced that in 2016, it has reached 58.7 million passenger movements (5.9 percent higher than the previous year) and 360,490 aircraft movements (4.1 percent higher than the previous year), adding that airfreight throughput increased by 6.3 percent to also Read More

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Human Rights Watch urges US authorities to favorably consider Amos Yee’s case of asylum
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Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia Director of Human Rights Watch’s statement on the asylum case of Amos Yee Pang Sang in support of his asylum Human Rights Watch is an international human rights organization with our headquarters in New York. Our work focuses on Read More

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Sweet Music, Noise or Public Disorder?
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By M Ravi Thaipusam and the Right to Religious & Cultural Practice in Singapore Thaipusam has been an integral part of my religious and cultural upbringing. As a child, I attended, supported and even participated in the festival. Singapore’s Tourism Board lists Thaipusam Read More

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MFA condemns terrorist attack at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre in Canada
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) condemns the attack at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre Canada on Sunday (29 January) during evening prayers, which killed six people and injured eight others. The Ministry also noted that there were no Singaporeans hurt during the Read More

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