Daily Archives: 2017-03-06

The Singapore Muslim Community and the Imam Issue
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Associate Professor of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University It is well-known that Singapore is a multi-religious society. The 2014 report by Pew named our city-state as the most religiously diverse among the 232 countries studied. What is assumed in this Read More

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MPs urged Government to ensure establishments such as coffee shops do not profiteer by using water fee hikes as excuse
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Members of Parliament (MP) for Nee Soon GRC urged the Government, especially the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), to bring back a committee against profiteering to ensure that establishments such as coffee shops do not profiteer by raising prices using water fee Read More

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Fire at Chinatown Point, witnesses claim fire alarm was not activated and no announcement made
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Chinatown Point was filled with smoke on Sunday (3 March) when an electrical wiring at the third-floor escalator landing caught fire. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) stated that it was alerted to the fire at about 3 pm and dispatched two fire engines, two Red Read More

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NSFs to receive Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) accreditation annually
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Second Defence Minister Ong Ye Kung revealed in in Parliament at the Ministry of Defence’s Committee of Supply debate on last Friday (3 March) that 96 percent of national servicemen (NSFs) who enlisted from January will receive Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) accreditation annually. The Read More

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No discrimination of civil servants based on qualifications? What are the statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Not a grad? Not a problem” ( Straits Times, Mar 5). 4 non-grads who rose to the top The article from Straits Times notes that the civil service wants to dispel the perception that there is a glass Read More

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Proposals to promote Singapore’s future economy, cannot work without addressing root cause of non-productivity
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By Robert Teh Minister of Finance, Heng Swee Keat’s proposals to promote a future economy cannot work. This is because unless he is prepared to tackle the root cause of our lack of productivity and innovation, we will continue to be stuck in Read More

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The increase in water prices and carbon taxes will hurt your wallet
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By SingSaver.com.sg While we won’t see an immediate impact from these policies, the increase in water prices and carbon taxes might cost you. Here at SingSaver.com.sg, we’re big fans of the environment. Saving water and lowering pollution are things we celebrate. That said, we Read More

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NTUC Income should not call itself a cooperative because its main objective is to profit shareholders, esp the Govt
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By Philip Ang Our Singapore government has unique powers to redefine just about everything. Besides pseudo ownership of HDB flats and our CPF, we also have pseudo-cooperatives such as NTUC Income. NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited is the only insurance cooperative in Singapore. Read More

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K Shanmugam asks people to trust how Govt use money; Can there be more transparency then?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Trust the Govt to be efficient with its use of money: Shanmugam” (Straits Times, Mar 5). The article writes: “As the Government spends more in areas such as healthcare, it also needs more revenue, said Home Affairs and Read More

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