Daily Archives: 2017-01-24

TPP is off the table. What’s at stake and where’s hope?
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Mahamoud Islam, Senior Asia Economist, Euler Hermes What’s at stake? Yesterday President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  The 12-nation free trade agreement was an ambitious attempt to promote trade on a mega-scale.  Now US’ support is officially Read More

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Trump formally withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

US President Donald Trump has formally withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. He signed the executive order, following through on his promise in his presidential campaign. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said as he signed the Read More

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Former auxilary police convicted of committing a rash act endangering human life
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

A former auxiliary police officer from Certis Cisco, who fired his revolver in a game akin to Russian roulette, was convicted of committing a rash act endangering human life on Tuesday (24 January). Lai was also convicted of intentionally obstructing the course of Read More

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Addressing the “falsehoods” by MINDEF in the case of patent infringement and POHA
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on January 28th, 2017 at 10:08 amAs known to those who have been following the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Dr Ting Choon Meng/The Online Citizen saga since its beginning, it all started after TOC reported on Dr Ting’s recount of the Read More

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URA: Public spaces on private property to meet new design guidelines with effect on 24 April
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has announced that according to a circular to building owners and developers, public spaces on private property will soon have to meet new design guidelines with effect on 24 April 2017. Under the new rules, these spaces, include covered Read More

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Two Rafflesia Arnoldii flowers bloom in Bengkulu
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Bengkulu, South Sumatera – Two Rafflesia Arnoldii flowers blooms in Bukit Daun protected forest in Central Bengkulu. “We found two flowers bloom only on a distance of 1.5 meters,” said Tom, a resident of the village, Antara News reported on Tuesday (24 Jan). Read More

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SMRT to extend its services on the eve of Chinese New Year
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that it  will be extending its train services (North-South, East-West, Circle Lines and Bukit Panjang LRT) and selected bus services for passengers travelling late on the eve of Chinese New Year on Friday (27 January). Selected Read More

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ICA: Expect longer waiting time at the checkpoints on Thursday to Tuesday
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Traffic through the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints is expected to build up in the week leading to the Lunar New Year and will be particularly heavy from Thursday, 26 January to Tuesday, 31 January 2017, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) informed on Read More

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That old debate about democracy
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Raphael Wong “Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried from time to time” – Winston Churchill, 1930s When Sir Winston Churchill made this statement, he probably had no Read More

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Ong Ye Kung: Singapore’s one party system, a result of free and fair election
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Singapore is a small country, so it has to stay agile, a one-party system may give Singapore its best shot at success, said Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung at the annual Institute of Policy Studies’ Singapore Perspectives conference on Read More

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