Daily Archives: 2017-01-17

ABOS: Asia-based executives still expect growth amidst rising political and economic risks
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Asia Pacific – The ways in which governments are responding to political and economic risks have an impact on businesses within the Asia Pacific region, according to The Economist Corporate Network’s (ECN) 2017 Asia Business Outlook Survey, “Navigating Asia’s risks and rewards”. Around Read More

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Government confessed that it intended to allow POHA for itself and corporate entities?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Just yesterday, the Court of Appeal passed a historic judgment by the virtue of majority votes that the Singapore Government is not deemed as a “person” under the section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA). On 11 Feb 2015, MINDEF proceeded with Read More

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AWARE: More shared responsibility for older people for 2017 National Budget
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Gender equality group AWARE has submitted its seventh annual set of recommendations for the National Budget through the public consultation portal REACH on 13 January. “The Budget will be announced on 20 February, the World Day of Social Justice,” said Jolene Tan, Head Read More

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At least 100 bodies go unclaimed in Singapore each year
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

At least 100 bodies are unclaimed in Singapore’s funeral homes and morgues every year with 15 among them were sent to hospitals and medical schools for education or research, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). Many of them are elderly. While, there was Read More

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“No news” is “good news” and better than “fake news”?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Court rules Govt is not a person under anti-harassment law provision The Straits Times article on 17 January, “Is Government a person? Court rules on anti-harassment law provision” states that “fake news” has become a major problem for many societies. It writes, “As recent events elsewhere Read More

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Philippines files weak protests over China’s weapons installation on 7 islands
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China over reports that Beijing appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on the seven artificial islands in the strategically vital South China Sea, where one of islands is within Read More

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Laid off workers of Surbana Jurong given two letters to choose from, letter of termination and letter of resignation
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Workers who were dismissed by Surbana Jurong for “poor performance” have shared with The Online Citizen that they were given two letters to choose from after meeting their Human Resource department on Friday, 6 January. They had to make a Hobson’s choice between a Read More

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Global Talent Competitiveness Index: Singapore ranked #2 globally and #1 in Asia Pacific for four consecutive years
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Fontainebleau (France), Singapore, Zurich – The Business School for the World, on 16 January released the fourth edition of Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). Produced in partnership with The Adecco Groupand the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI), the GTCI is an Read More

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Taxi drivers share their thoughts on rental cut by Trans-cab
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore’s second-largest taxi company, Trans-cab, announced last year on 28 December that it will be cutting its rental rate for cabbies who operate alone and apply to both new and existing drivers starting from 1 January 2017. Currently, the firm owns a fleet Read More

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Singapore’s WEF Index rankings worse than one would expect
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

After writing “S’pore tumbles in WEF Index?” (Jan 16), I just realised after looking at the accompanying chart in the article “Singapore tumbles in WEF index that measures inclusive economic growth” (Straits Times, Jan 16) – that some of Singapore’s rankings may actually Read More

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