Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

Joan Poon: Fighting malnutrition with coconut oil
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Realising the connection between the coconut oil, in this case, a cooking oil, her increased immunity to the diseases and general health and daily energy – she began to think of the possibility of the oil usefulness for others, especially for communities where Read More

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Singapore must proceed with its Population White Paper or else?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Rolled back immigration and tightened foreign labour The Straits Times article,“The Population White Paper – Time to revisit an unpopular policy?” by former Nominated Member of Parliament, Calvin Cheng states that “Since 2013, the Singapore Government has, out of political necessity, rolled back immigration Read More

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Singapore to soon match Malaysia’s RM20 road charge
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has said that the country will match the RM20 road charge that Malaysia imposed on 1 November last year and that the details of the matching charge will be revealed soon by the Ministry of Transport. Mr Khaw Read More

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Ng Eng Hen: Detention of Terrex ICVs against international law
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen told Parliament on Monday (9 January) that the detention of the nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) in Hong Kong does not comply with international or Hong Kong law and that the country looks forward Read More

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US job gains stretch to longest streak in history
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Last Friday’s US non-farm payroll numbers indicated an increase of 156k in the job market. This marked the longest streak of jobs gains in history – 75 months. Although it came below consensus forecasts of 178k, the revising-up Read More

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Only 6.3% of 2 million Singaporeans took SkillsFuture Credit?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

126,000 benefited from the SkillsFuture Credit scheme The Straits Times article on 8 January, “126,000 Singaporeans pick up new skills in first year of SkillsFuture Credit scheme” states that “The first year of a government scheme to spur Singaporeans to pick up skills saw more Read More

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