Daily Archives: 2017-01-09

Joan Poon: Fighting malnutrition with coconut oil

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 even basic nutrition is a luxury. In her interview with Stomp she said, “I didn't want to …

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Singapore must proceed with its Population White Paper or else?

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 and tightened the inflow of foreign labour; for all intents and purposes, it seems that the Population …

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Singapore to soon match Malaysia’s RM20 road charge

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 also said in today's Parliament that Singapore-registered vehicles entering Malaysia via the checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas have …

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Ng Eng Hen: Detention of Terrex ICVs against international law

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 to them to be returned. The Minister stated that the legal position is that the SAF Terrex …

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US job gains stretch to longest streak in history

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 of the previous two months’ data and higher wage gains helped to underpin market sentiment. US stocks …

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Only 6.3% of 2 million Singaporeans took SkillsFuture Credit?

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 than 126,000 people benefitting from it. Two million Singaporeans eligible The SkillsFuture Credit scheme, which was introduced last …

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