Daily Archives: 2017-02-21

Amnesty International: Conviction of activists must be overturned
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Public statement from Amnesty International The Singapore government should end the harassment through the legal system of peaceful protesters and government critics Han Hui Hui, Ivan Koh Yew Beng and Janet Low Wai Choo, who have been convicted and fined for the peaceful exercise Read More

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Mrs Rosa Huey Daniel to be CEO of NAC with effect from 1 March
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) has appointed Mrs Rosa Huey Daniel to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Arts Council (NAC) with effect from 1 March 2017. Mrs Daniel is currently Deputy Secretary (Culture), MCCY. The statement said that Read More

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AWARE: A missed opportunity by the Singapore Government to tackle economy
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) released a statement in response to the 2017 Budget announced yesterday (20 February) by Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat, stating that the Government missed the opportunity to tackle care economy. The release said that Read More

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Most important figures of Singapore Budget 2017
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg The Budget brings immediate impact to the man-in-the-street; most saliently, water prices will be increasing by a good chunk. Motorcycles and diesel vehicles will also cost more to own and run. As always, the Government will be attempting to soften the impact Read More

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Missing 27-year-old Singaporean found dead at a car park
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A body, found on the top of a multi-story car park, is believed to be of the 27-year-old Singaporean man who was reported missing since last Friday (17 Feb). The police, alerted by a report, found the body of a man at the Read More

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6 things you weren’t told about the CPF housing grant
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By Property Asia Direct Are CPF housing grants for HDB resale flats really FREE money? Or is there a catch somewhere? We examine some implications of getting these grants. In the Budget Statement on Monday (20 Feb 2017), Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat announced Read More

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SDP: Water price hike, PAP taking advantage of Singaporeans
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary General, Chee Soon Juan, wrote a statement on the increasing prices for water announced by the Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat yesterday (20 February). Mr Chee stated that the Minister did not provide figures to back his Read More

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PHC services benefitted commuters in supplementing demands unmet by taxi services
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan stated that the growth of private hire car (PHC) services has benefitted commuters as they supplement taxi services. This is his response to a question filed on 20 February by Mr Gan Thiam Poh, MP for Ang Read More

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Objective of democracy must be to improve the welfare and happiness of citizens
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Gerald Giam from the Workers Party of Singapore (WP) shared a discussion of the Workers’ Party Youth Wing (WPYW) in a hangout on Sunday (19 Feb) on his Facebook. Mr Giam, a former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, said that the WPYW had a Read More

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SAF regular serviceman dies after losing consciousness while having own physical training in Nee Soon Camp
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced a death of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman on Monday (20 February) evening. The Ministry said that the serviceman lost consciousness while having his own physical training in Nee Soon Camp on 20 Feb 2017 at Read More

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