Daily Archives: 2017-02-17

AWARE welcomes initiatives to better support sexual assault victims in criminal justice system
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) welcomes the government’s initiatives to promote a more victim-centric approach in handling sexual assault cases by the criminal justice system, said the local NGO on its press release on 17 February. The NGO states Read More

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Gan Kim Yong: Government still not ready to legislate eldercare leave
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong stated that the Government is still not ready at the moment to legislate eldercare leave as it needs to strike a balance between employers’ concerns on business costs and manpower constraints, and the employability of caregivers, versus the Read More

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Dear Singapore Sports hub, isn’t Manchester United supposed to play in Singapore?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Kannan Raj In an interview with the Straits Times in January  2016, the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Sports Hub, Mr Manu Sawhney said that he was aiming to bring Manchester United to play in Singapore at the National Stadium. He Read More

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MHA: One-stop abuse forensic examination centre for sexual crime victims
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Police Cantonment Complex is now equipped with a new center for forensic and medical examinations to allow sexual crime victims undergo the process in a private facility, instead of being taken to a public hospital. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced Read More

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Hiring contract for six bus captains rescinded by Tower Transit due to lapses in recruitment process
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Six bus captains who was just hired in the two months between December last year and January this year (2017) by bus company Tower Transit had their contract rescinded, with the explanation that the company had “inadvertently” hired more bus captains than its openings Read More

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GCE A-Level results to be released next Friday
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The results of the 2016 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) examination will be released next Friday (24 Feb), the Ministry of Education (MOE) informed on its press release today (17 Feb). MOE said school candidates may collect their result Read More

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Service and conservancy charges in 15 PAP town councils to increase in 1 June
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Residents in 15 People’s Action Party (PAP) Town Councils will have to pay for an increase in Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) starting from 1 June this year. The increase is set to be phased over two years, the first tier takes effect Read More

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Maggots crawling on burger patty bought at Hougang interchange food stall
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A Facebook user, Noor Nazera, posted a video on her account and a picture of a burger infested with maggots, stating that her father-in-law had bought the burger from a Malay stall at Hougang interchange to Woodlands on 16 February. Responding to TOC Read More

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S’pore govt must allow M’sian lawyers access to death row prisoner S. Prabagaran 
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is the press statement by the Malaysian lawyers representing death-row inmate, S. Prabagaran On 13 February 2017, the Singapore Prison Services had issued a letter rejecting our application to meet with our client S. Prabagaran, who is on death row in Singapore. We Read More

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Singapore’s 4Q GDP lifts full year growth to 2%
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The final GDP data released this morning showed that Singapore’s economy expanded 2% in 2016, driven by accelerated growth in the last quarter. The reading was higher than economists’ expectations of 1.8% and also presented an upbeat government’s Read More

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