Daily Archives: 2017-02-21

Amnesty International: Conviction of activists must be overturned

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 of their right to freedom of expression.  The three activists will attend an appeal hearing on Wednesday, …

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Mrs Rosa Huey Daniel to be CEO of NAC with effect from 1 March

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 she will also continue as CEO of the National Heritage Board (NHB) to see to the completion …

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AWARE: A missed opportunity by the Singapore Government to tackle economy

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 the Government sought to set out directions for the future economy. However, it could have done substantially more …

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Most important figures of Singapore Budget 2017

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 with increased grants and payouts – some one-off, others permanent. In case you missed the live broadcast, …

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Missing 27-year-old Singaporean found dead at a car park

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 top level of the multi-story car park at 468A Segar Road, at 6.52pm on Monday (20 Feb). …

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6 things you weren’t told about the CPF housing grant

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 huge increases in housing grants for those who are buying their first HDB homes from the resale market. …

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SDP: Water price hike, PAP taking advantage of Singaporeans

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 claim that the costs of supplying water to Singaporeans have increased. He said that Mr Heng also …

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SAF regular serviceman dies after losing consciousness while having own physical training in Nee Soon Camp

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 8.05am. "Resuscitative efforts were administered immediately," it said. The serviceman was then evacuated to Nee Soon Camp …

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