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Daily Archives: 2017-01-03

Cambodian NGO engages local law firm to look into complicity of Singaporean Entities in ‘environmental destruction’ arising from Sand Mining

Mother Nature Cambodia, a NGO that is "fighting to put an end to the systematic destruction of Cambodia's precious natural resources" has engaged Singaporean law firm, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP ('ET LLP'), to provide advice in relation to the alleged complicity of Singaporean Entities in the 'Sand Mining Scam.' If the fight is successfully brought before Singapore's Courts, it would be unprecedented …

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Property boom between 2008 and 2013 due to foreigners?

I refer to the article “Investing in commercial real estate in Singapore” that was published by Yahoo Finance on 30 Dec in 2016. Property boom from 2008 to 2013 The article states that “Many Singaporeans rode the property boom in the years from 2008 to 2013 to build a substantial level of wealth for themselves. But the last three years …

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Taiwanese APOs: Same basic pay, but $16m CPF savings?

The Straits Times article, “Singaporean auxiliary police officers are paid more than foreigners, says Certis Cisco” on 30 Dec states that “Following the announcement that private security firm Certis Cisco is looking to recruit Taiwanese nationals to fill the need for auxiliary police officers (APOs) in Singapore, the company has come forward to dispel speculation that it is paying foreigners …

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Singapore Budget 2017 to be delivered on 20 February

The Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is expected to convey the 2017 Budget statement in Parliament on 20 Feb. Member of Parliament (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC) Liang Eng Hwa, who chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Finance and Trade and Industry, and GPC member, Ms Foo Mee Har, will run a pre-Budget question-and-answer session on government feedback portal Reach’s Facebook …

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2016-2017 IELTS Prize application timeline extended

The British Council informed on a 3 Jan news release, it has extended IELTS Prize 2016-2017 application deadline from 31 December 2016 to 28 February 2017. Greg Selby , Director Examinations, East Asia said, "Since we have received lots of enquiries from students planning to take the IELTS test in early 2017 who have also indicated that they wish to …

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460g of heroin seized from Malaysian rider at Woodlands Checkpoint

A bag of heroin found in a Malaysia-registered motorcycle of a rider who was stopped by a checkpoint officer for checks upon arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint on 2 January 2017, at about 3.40am. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on a 3 Jan press release informed that the lone rider, a 31-year-old Malaysian male, was arrested. The suspect, motorcycle …

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So many things up or down 1%?

Many things went up or down by 1% After attending a count-down in church with very nice food – I slept very well and had a dream that many things went up or down by one per cent. 10 new year wishes & messages In this connection – the next morning – I read the articles “10 new year wishes …

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2016: The end of the establishment?

Last year has been a year of many ups or many downs – depending on where you are situated on the political spectrum internationally. In fact, it has been such a momentous year, that it deserves a comprehensive review. It seems though that a pattern is emerging: a paradigm shift is occurring in the world we live in. We might …

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