Daily Archives: 2017-03-08

Open strollers to be allowed on board public buses starting from 2 April
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Second Transport Minister Ng Chee Meng has announced at the 2017 Committee of Supply Debate, families will be allowed to bring open strollers on board public buses starting from 2 April. Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the public bus operators stressed that their main Read More

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Singapore firm proposes to Bangladesh for deal to dredge rivers in exchange for excavated sand
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Bangladesh’ Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud told reporters on Sunday (5 March) that a discussion in underway with a Singaporean company, on the dredging of its rivers in exchange for the excavated sand. He said that Bangladesh’ Government was trying to have some of Read More

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Naysayers vs No-sayers
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Jack Sim I’m very encouraged by 3 good things happening recently. Firstly, I applaud Prof Tommy Koh’s and Dean Kishore Mahbubani’s call for more naysayers to help build our future. Secondly, the civil service has announced that officers promotions will be based Read More

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A final rejoinder on justifications for water price increase
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Ng Yew-Kwang, Winsemius Professor in Economics, Nanyang Technological University. I published a second reply to Colin’s comment on my justifications for water price increase in The Online Citizen on 4 March, Colin published a further comment on 7 March arguing again that Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan: Commuters need to be understanding when fares were to be adjusted upwards
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said during Committee of Supply debate on the Transport Ministry’s budget on Wednesday (8 March) that commuters should be ‘understanding’ when fares were to be adjusted upwards. He said that this is because taxpayers have been increasingly subsidising the higher Read More

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Singapore, the country where women are more closely related to tech
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

 Examining how women are perceived around the world for the International Women’s Day Today, “Googling” something is one of our first ways of getting information about anything and it reflects what we are interested in knowing on a particular subject: it can reveal Read More

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North Korean ban Malaysians from leaving the country, Malaysia retaliates with its own ban on North Koreans
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

In response to North Korea’s move to bar Malaysians from leaving the country, Malaysia has also retaliated with its own ban. All these while the Malaysian police investigating the murder of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia, sought to question up to three men hiding Read More

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Prosecutor will not appeal against four-year sentence for Joshua Robinson
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said in a statement on Wednesday (8 Mar) to local media that the Public Prosecutor has decided not to appeal against the four-year sentence for 39-year-old American Joshua Robinson who had sex with two 15-year-old girls and filmed them. AGC Read More

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Indebted family raises close to $45,000 for baby’s medical treatment
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Close to $45,000 has been raised for a family with a baby who is born prematurely due to early water bag burst on her mother’s womb and has to undergo multiple surgeries to keep his life. The heartbreaking story of the Vanden Lim Chun Hai Read More

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How much social assistance was given to the technician who stole earth cables to sell, in order to pay for medical and school fees?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Man stole copper wires from mall to pay for wife’s chemotherapy  ” (Today, Mar 8). It states that “”The 64-year-old … Salary $1,210 – 2 children, wife with cancer “Resat, who was then drawing a monthly salary of Read More

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