Daily Archives: 2017-01-16

Mandai Park Holdings initiates development work of wildlife parks in Mandai
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) celebrated the start of development work on the hub of five wildlife parks in leafy Mandai during a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday (16 Jan), attended Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), as the guest of honor. Read More

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SDP: Why did Minister of National Development keep quiet about ban of lift manufacturer?
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

John Tan, the Vice-Chairman of Singapore Democratic Party, wrote an open letter to the Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, asking about the banning of Sigma Elevator, a lift manufacturer in October 2015. He stated that there are two questions to be answered. Read More

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Student Care Centres increased to 147 schools from less than 50 over the past five years
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Education (MOE) has steadily increased the number of school-based Student Care Centres (SCCs) from less than 50 five years ago to today’s 147. The overall enrolment has risen steadily from about 3,000 to more than 18,000 students. This was shared by Minister Read More

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Ong Ye Kung: Singapore’s drop in ranking in world-talent ranking because percentage GDP spent on education dropped
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The main reason why Singapore drop in ranking in the latest world-talent ranking in IMD’s World Talent Report 2016 is because percentage GDP spent on education dropped from 3.08% in 2013 to 2.99% in 2014. This is what Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills), Read More

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NCMP Daniel Goh pops questions on news of lift manufacturer barred from tendering new projects
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Dr Daniel Goh, Nominated Member of Parliament from Workers’ Party voiced his displeasure towards the revelation that a lift manufacturer Sigma had been barred from tendering for new HDB projects since October 2015 for being unable to fully adhere to the timeline of lift Read More

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UN Human Rights calls for Singapore to halt schedule execution of Malaysian, S Prabagaran
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

UN Human Rights, South-East Asia Regional Office, calls for Singapore to halt the scheduled execution of Malaysian national S Prabagaran, and urge the Government to immediately reinstate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. Prabagaran was convicted in 2012 after 22.24g Read More

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Court of Appeal rules that Government is NOT a person under S15 of Protection from Harassment Act
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

The Court of Appeal has passed its landmark judgement in the case between Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Dr Ting Choon Meng/The Online Citizen, stating that the Singapore Government is not deemed as a “person” under the section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Read More

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Malaysian Transport Minister urges Singapore to reconsider its decision to match Malaysia’s RM20 road charge
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai urged Singapore to reconsider its decision to match the RM20 road charge that Malaysia imposed on 1 November last year. Minister Liow told reporters after an event at Johor Bahru Tiong Hua Association that the countries have good ties. Therefore, he Read More

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Tsai’s official visit to Central America to firm-up relationships
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

President Tsai Ing-wen has been in Central America since last week, to sustain Taiwan’s relationships amid increasing pressure from China. President Tsai Ing-wen said she aims to improve Taiwan’s foreign relations based on ‘steadfast diplomacy’ and explore trade opportunities with allies. Including Vatican, Read More

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Veteran journalist Seah Chiang Nee passed away at the age of 77
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Veteran Singaporean journalist and former columnist of The Star, Seah Chiang Nee, has passed away yesterday (15 Jan) at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) at age 77. Mr Seah’s wife, Patricia Wong (69), said he had been hospitalised at SGH since July 2016, Read More

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