Daily Archives: 2017-02-23

GES: Starting salary of three oldest Singapore universities hit new high in 2016

Fresh graduates from three oldest Singapore universities reached a new high of $3,360 a month, according to the latest Graduate Employment Survey (GES) released on Wednesday (22 Feb). The joint survey carried out last November by the three universities involved 10,904 graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Singapore Management University (SMU). A little …

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Minister for Defence and US Congressional Delegation affirm bilateral defence relations

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen hosted a United States (US) congressional delegation led by US Congressional Singapore Caucus Co-Chairs Bradley Byrne (Republican-Alabama) and Denny Heck (Democrat-Washington) to breakfast this morning (23 Feb). The delegation also included Rick Larsen (Democrat-Washington), the Ministry informed on a press release today. During the breakfast, Dr Ng and the congressional delegation affirmed the …

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Compassvale Bus Interchange to open on 12 March

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the new Compassvale Bus Interchange will be opened on Sunday (12 March), which will complement the existing Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub. It said that a sheltered pedestrian overhead bridge and an at-grade crossing will connect the new Compassvale Bus Interchange with the Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub and the Compass One shopping mall. The authority …

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FIDH condemns conviction of three peaceful protestors

Yesterday’s unfair conviction of three peaceful protestors marks the latest setback for the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Singapore, FIDH said on Wednesday (22 Feb 2017). The Singapore Supreme Court upheld the conviction of activist and blogger Ms Han Hui Hui (25) and fined her SGD3,100 under Article 290 of …

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Chan Chun Sing: 24 minorities out of 89 MPs is sufficient, shows that GRC works

During the debate on the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill which was read for the second time on 6 February 2017, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing, replied to Worker’s Party MP for Aljunied GRC, Pritam Singh’s question on whether a by-election would be held in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC should Mdm Speaker run for the Presidency. He replied, “Even …

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Parents speak out against allegations on childcare centre in River Valley

35 parents jointly signed a letter to speak out against the allegations made against Sam’s Early Learning Centre, a childcare centre in River Valley, following the completion of investigations launched by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). ECDA carried out investigations into allegations of undesirable practices at a childcare centre in River Valley and stated that it has found the centre …

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