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Daily Archives: 2017-03-16

NUS maintains top place for 2nd year in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017

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 the University of Tokyo. However Nanyang Technological University (NTU) drop from joint-second to fourth position in the …

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MAS seeks public feedback on proposed new legal tender limit for coins

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 limits and the rationale for having them is to minimise the payee’s inconvenience and cost in handling …

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STOMPed mother responds to post of her breastfeeding on MRT train

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 said that the picture has been circulating on WhatsApp and on local forums. The picture shows the mother …

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Just how many of the additional 11,200 local workers are Singaporeans?

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. Employment change last year – 11,200 ‘local’ jobs But even as unemployment rose, so did employment. Employers …

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5,000 people filed application for Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence in three days

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 private hire car services may download the application form from the LTA and should return the completed …

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Give Singlish a break!

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. Frankly speaking, the government has shifted its attitude towards this so-called ‘dialect’ from the standpoint suppressing its …

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TRS co-founder shares personal experience at State Court lock-up, in response to allegations made by Han Hui Hui

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 Hui Hui. Mr Yang was earlier sentenced to eight months' jail after he pleaded guilty to six sedition …

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