Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Former PAP politician as deputy Attorney General compared with examples from USA, UK & Australia?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Indranee: ‘Perfectly acceptable’ for Attorney-Generals to be politicians in some countries” (Yahoo News, Mar 3). It states that “Many countries see it as “perfectly proper” to have an Attorney-General (AG) who is a politician, said Senior Minister of Read More

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Desmond Lee: Govt not heard of more effective proposal than having foreigners as auxiliary police officers
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Lee said the Ministry of Home Affairs has not heard a more effective proposal on hiring foreigners as auxiliary police officers. Speaking in Committee of Supply debate in Parliament on Friday (3 March), Mr Lee Read More

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Hard Talk with the Prime Minister: Singapore loses the plot
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Vernon Chan Did Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong “did us proud” on Wednesday, or did he stutter, freeze, and turn all defensive? It is unlikely that PM Lee thought his BBC HARDTalk interview with Stephen Sackur would be a walk in the Read More

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Ng Eng Hen: Singapore to build $900m Safti-city for military training
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

A military training facility will be built southwest of Lim Chu Kang, to build up training realism for soldiers, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen announced in Parliament on Friday (3 March). The 88-ha Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute (SAFTI) City will spread more Read More

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High Court extends ex-tour guide, Yang Yin’s jail term for misappropriation of money from widow
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The former tour guide from China Yang Yin, who was convicted of misappropriating $1.1 million from a wealthy Singaporean widow, will serve nine years in jail, a longer time than the term given by the State Court in Sep 2016. The High Court Read More

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Chan Chun Sing: System of the country design is for the Government to earn its keep
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

During the Budget 2017 debate in Parliament on Wednesday (1 March), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing stressed that the system of the country design is for the Government to earn its keep. In response to comments from the Workers’ Party Read More

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Shanmugam: Online drug trade users increased in 2016
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

201 people were arrested in 2016 for buying drugs and drug-related paraphernalia online, compared to only six people in 2014, said Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam. Most of those arrested last year for online drug trading were male and between the ages Read More

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Netizens enraged by “light” sentence for 39-yr-old foreigner who sexually assaulted and filmed two teenage girls
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The Singapore court on Thursday (2 Mar) sentenced 39-year-old Joshua Robinson to four years jail for sexually assaulting two teenage girls and filming the assaults. Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported, Robinson pleaded guilty to nine charges: Three for sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls, five Read More

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Khaw: No evidence of security breach for doll found on train tracks
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

In the case of a doll placed on the ledge of the MRT tracks at Dhoby Ghaut station, the Land Transport Authority and the police did not find evidence of a security breach.Khaw Boon Wan the Transport Minister said in Parliament on Thursday Read More

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Water has been fully priced all along
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Colin I refer to the 1 Mar 2017 Channel News Asia article “water must be priced in full to reflect its true scarcity, says Masagos”. Mr Masagos was reported to have said that water must be fully priced. Except for the last Read More

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