Daily Archives: 2017-01-06

MPA: Progress made in containing and cleaning up the oil spillage

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced that it continues to coordinate the clean-up efforts of the oil spillage in Singapore’s waters following the collision of container vessels WAN HAI 301 and APL DENVER. According to the authority, good progress has been made in containing and cleaning up the oil spillage and no new patches of oil …

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DBS/POSB customers offered convenient ways to get new and good-as-new notes

DBS/POSB has announced that it is offering more convenient ways for customers to get new and good-as-new notes as they prepare to welcome the Lunar New Year. DSB/POSB said that from January 11 onwards, customers will be able to withdraw new and good-as-new notes at 41 POSB new notes pop-up ATMs located in 22 community clubs across the island, an …

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The different approach by WP and PAP in regards to ongoing investigations

It would appear that the Workers' Party (WP) has taken the moral high ground in relation to Ang Mo Kio Town Council's (AMKTC) alleged lapses in management. Instead of lambasting the PAP constituency with accusations of fraud, the WP has chosen to respect the sanctity of ongoing investigations by not speaking out and risk misleading the public. This is in …

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Parliamentary questions for 9 January 2017

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1.30pm on Monday, 9 January 2017 for the 30th session of the 13th Parliament. 68 oral questions and 29 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. 4 bills will be introduced in this Parliament session. International Enterprise Singapore Board (Amendment) Bill - Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill - Minister, Prime …

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Young suspect to be accompanied by Appropriate Adults under new scheme

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that young suspect below 16 years old interviewed will be accompanied by an independent volunteer starting from April 2017 under a new Appropriate Adult Scheme for Young Suspects (AAYS). This come after a review by the Education Ministry, Ministry of Social and Family Development, and the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC), lead by the …

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PAP 34th CEC appoints 4 additional members

People's Action Party (PAP) has announced that following the election of the People’s Action Party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) during the Party Conference on 4 December 2016, the 34th Executive Committee (34th CEC) met on Thursday (5 January) and co-opted Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Mr Sitoh Yih Pin and Mr Murali Pillai as additional members. Mr Chan Chun …

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Universal Basic Income is not a complete give-away

By Chris Kuan The Universal Basic Income (UBI). I am sure there are plenty of naysayers in Singapore - our government definitely, while countries like Finland and Canada are willing to experiment with new, even radical ideas to future-proof not only their economies but also their societies from profound economic changes. Most of the naysayers ignore or are ignorant of one …

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