Daily Archives: 2017-03-08

Open strollers to be allowed on board public buses starting from 2 April

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 concerned is the safety of children in open strollers. However, on balance, they have decided to remove …

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Singapore firm proposes to Bangladesh for deal to dredge rivers in exchange for excavated sand

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 the big rivers dredged experimentally by foreigners, saying, "They (Singapore's company) will take away the excavated sand, …

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Naysayers vs No-sayers

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 on performance and not on paper qualifications. Thirdly, PM Lee himself has declared that it is not …

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A final rejoinder on justifications for water price increase

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 all my points are ‘bullshit’. I reply briefly herewith for a final time, as I do not …

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Khaw Boon Wan: Commuters need to be understanding when fares were to be adjusted upwards

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 operating costs of the public transport network, stressing that this is a situation that is not sustainable …

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Singapore, the country where women are more closely related to tech

 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 our questions, opinions and even misconceptions on it. CupoNation made a journey in the countries it is …

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Prosecutor will not appeal against four-year sentence for Joshua Robinson

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 said in its statement that the sentences imposed were "broadly in line with relevant sentencing precedents". AGC …

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Indebted family raises close to $45,000 for baby’s medical treatment

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 was posted on Give Asia, asking those who can afford to offer assistance to the family on …

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