Daily Archives: 2017-01-12

Human Rights Watch: New repression of dissenting voices in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Narrowing Space for Critics Undermines City’s International Aims (New York, January 12, 2016) – Singapore heightened restrictions on and harassment of activists and bloggers over the past year, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.  In the 687-page World Report, its Read More

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Retirement and Re-employment (Amendment) Bill 2016 to take effect from 1 July 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Retirement and Re-employment (Amendment) Bill 2016 was passed by Parliament on Monday (9 January). In April 2016, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that following extensive tripartite consultations, the tripartite partners had agreed for the following to take effect from 1 July Read More

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What Trump didn’t say adds uncertainty, dollar slumps
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US president- elect Donald Trump held his first press conference last night. He acknowledges Moscow hacked the election; He also made it clear that he would isolate himself from his own business to avoid potential conflict of interests, Read More

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School staff can only accompany young suspects from school to police station
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A multi-agency review committee was earlier formed to consider the State Coroner’s suggestions in interviewing young suspects and has reviewed that any young person conveyed from one of the schools to the Police station for an interview will generally be accompanied by an Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan: Signalling problem experienced on Circle Line caused by hardware malfunction
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has stated that the signalling problem experienced on the Circle Line was caused by a hardware malfunction on one of the trains. This is the response to a question filed by NCMP Dennis Tan Lip Fong who asked Read More

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Youth arrested for suspected involvement in several cases of online purchase scams
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that it had arrested a 16-year-old youth for her suspected involvement in several cases of online purchase scams. The police said that since 28 September 2016, it has received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated after Read More

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No consideration to waive administrative fees of fines for failed ERP deductions
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Transport Khaw boon Wan has announced that motorists who make good their failed ERP deductions within two weeks of the date of the letter from LTA, are required to pay an administrative fee to cover the cost of processing the ERP Read More

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ElderShield may be made mandatory? Claims, premiums?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

ElderShield: Stay voluntary or be made mandatory? A Straits Times article, “ElderShield: Stay voluntary or be made mandatory?” on 12 January states that “As the severe disability insurance scheme ElderShield is being reviewed, one new question is whether it should remain voluntary or be Read More

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MRT performance improved or “meaningless” statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

MRT network performance up 30% as trains travelled longer distances before delays? The Straits Times article on 12 January, “MRT network performance up 30 per cent in 2016 from 2015” states that “MRT trains generally travelled longer distances before encountering delays last year, compared Read More

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Service 382 extended to Sumang Lane and Sumang Crescent starting from 22 January
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the route of existing Service 382 will be extended to Sumang Lane and Sumang Crescent starting from Sunday (22 January). They said that the route extension is to better serve the Read More

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