Daily Archives: 2017-01-20

K Shanmugam warns of a Muslim community that grows apart from the rest

Singaporeans can expect new policies to tackle acts that deprecate other races or religions, preach intolerance, or sow religious friction. The government states that there are worrying trends of sentiments preached by some Muslim groups in Singapore, which if become widespread, can cause a Muslim community that grows apart from the mainstream. Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam warned …

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LTA announces COE quota for Feb and April 2017

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota for February 2017 to April 2017 will be 26,391. LTA noted that bidding under this quota will start with the first COE bidding exercise in February 2017. LTA said that the vehicle growth rate from Feb 2015 onwards has been set at 0.25% per annum. It also …

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Surbana Jurong should not try to explain away disguised retrenchment

By Philip Ang Surbana Jurong, a government-owned company, has drawn flak for terminating dozens of employees to avoid paying retrenchment benefits. In what seems to be an attempt to rip off more than tens of thousands of dollars per terminated employee, CEO Wong Heang Fine has now resorted to explaining in an email the reasons for the disguised retrenchment. Likening …

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Road closure for Chingay Parade Singapore 2017

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced the traffic arrangements for Chingay Parade Singapore 2017 which will be held on Saturday, 21 January 2017 (NE Show), Friday, 10 February 2017 (Parade 1) and Saturday, 11 February 2017 (Parade 2). SPF stated that to facilitate the event, the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during the stipulated period. SPF said that …

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Harvard Professor: Fathers should take childcare leave to raise fertility rates

Giving extremely long maternity and childcare leave to women, as part of family-friendly policies, is not the answer to boost fertility rates, said Professor Mary Brinton, Professor of Sociology of Reischauer Institute from the university’s Department of Sociology. It will only strengthen the ‘gendered division’ of labor in the household, where women stay at home to do housework and take …

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ComfortDelGro cab stuck on parapet of walkway of Jurong West carpark

One taxi from ComfortDelGro was seen to be stuck on a parapet of a walkway of a carpark in Jurong West Street 81 between blocks 816 and 817 on early Thursday (19 January) morning. A resident told The Straits Times that the walkway was popular during the weekends with bird-lovers showing off their song birds. Fortunately, no one was injured due to the incident. …

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