Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

80-yr-old wheelchair bound man accused of motorcycle theft by Singapore Police
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

A reader, Alice (not her real name) wrote in to The Online Citizen to highlight a hilarious incident on the morning of 17 January regarding her wheelchair-bound father, who was then accused of being involved in a case of motorcycle theft by police Read More

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NUS maintains top place for 2nd year in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The National University of Singapore (NUS) maintains its place as the top university in Asia, Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017 announced on Thursday (16 Mar). NUS held the position in 2016 for the first time since the category was introduced in 2013, overtaking Read More

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NRIC numbers and photos of National Service recruits published online for a day
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The NRIC numbers and pictures of the latest cohort of National Service (NS) recruits who had completed their basic military training has been mistakenly published online for a day on 11 March. The post published photos of the graduating recruits from the January Read More

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MAS seeks public feedback on proposed new legal tender limit for coins
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is seeking public feedback on the proposed new legal tender limit for coins. Under the Currency Act, limits are placed on the amount of each coin denomination that can be used for payment, which are known as legal tender Read More

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STOMPed mother responds to post of her breastfeeding on MRT train
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

A mother who was stomped for her public breastfeeding on a MRT train has responded to the posting on her and voiced her opinion on public breastfeeding. A photo of the mother, Ms Cheryl Lee was featured in a story on Stomp, which Read More

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Just how many of the additional 11,200 local workers are Singaporeans?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Two-track labour market emerging” (Straits Times, Mar 16). It states that “Track one: Local unemployment rose last year. There were more local workers – Singaporeans and permanent residents – who want to work but could not find work. Read More

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5,000 people filed application for Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence in three days
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced on Wednesday (15 March) that 5,000 people have filed their applications for the Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL) since the registration opened on Monday (13 March). Last week, LTA announced that drivers who wish to provide Read More

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Netizens up in arms against Straits Times opinion piece about embracing nuclear power in Singapore
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Lim Soon Heng, managing director of Floating Solutions LLP, suggested a floating nuclear power plant for Singapore. He wrote his thoughts on the subject as an opinion in The Straits Times on 15 March. Mr Lim pointed that natural gas is expensive and Read More

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Give Singlish a break!
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

by Wan Tsung-Lun Signs written in Singlish have called attention to social identity of this language again recently. However, the debate does not have a significant progression regarding how people stick to argue over whether Singlish should be a pride to Singaporean people. Read More

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TRS co-founder shares personal experience at State Court lock-up, in response to allegations made by Han Hui Hui
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Yang Kaiheng, co-founder of now-defunct sociopolitical site The Real Singapore (TRS) posted on his Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon in response to the news about the rebuttal issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) towards allegations made by activist and blogger, Ms Han Read More

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