Daily Archives: 2017-03-28

Article 50 to be triggered – How have the markets reacted to PM Theresa May setting the date?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Marcus Turner-Jones Ever since the UK controversially voted in favour of leaving the EU last June, Britain has been a centre of economic focus for traders and investors around the world – both in terms of the pound, and in terms of stocks Read More

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Pang Sua Pond launched with dazzling light show and fireworks, ironically on the day of Earth Hour
By Yasmeen Published on by Yasmeen 0

Pang Sua Pond was launched on 25 March 2017. The new pond features an 80m-long elevated boardwalk suspended at a height up to 7m, and an outdoor classroom accessible to children from six nearby primary and secondary schools that have adopted the pond. The boardwalk Read More

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National unison of disagreement against US ruling on Amos Yee’s asylum does not address main crux of judgement
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Lawyer associations in unison with Ministry of Home Affairs statement on judgement by US court Just today, two main lawyer associations in Singapore had their letters published in the Straits Times forum to express their disagreement with and contempt of the findings made by Read More

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Couple who starved maid for 15 months from 2013 jailed and fined
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A Singaporean couple have been sentenced to jail and a fine for starving their maid from the Philippines over a 15-month period. The domestic worker had lost 20kg – about 40 percent of her body weight – while working for the couple, and Read More

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AVA: Revised licensing conditions for pet shops and pet farms
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has announced a revision to pet shop (display and sale of dogs and cats) and pet farm (dog breeding and boarding) licensing conditions to tighten existing regulations and raise animal welfare standards in Singapore. The Read More

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Singapore band The Steve McQueens joins Jazz by the Bay in Western Australia
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Eclectic young Singapore band The Steve McQueens are the latest to join the line-up for this year’s Jazz by the Bay festival in Dunsborough, Busselton and Margaret River, a region renowned for its world-class wines, gourmet produce and spectacular coastline, from June 2 Read More

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Amos Yee and Political Asylum
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by Teo Soh Lung “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14(1). Amos Yee has now been granted asylum by the United States on the grounds of persecution by Read More

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Three men imprisoned for abetting illegal departure from Woodlands Checkpoint
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Three men has been sentenced to jail for arranging the illegal departure of a male overstayer through Woodlands Checkpoint in February last year. A 26-year-old male Malaysian was convicted on 23 March 2017 for engaging in a business to convey an immigration offender out Read More

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Man arrested for Grab/Uber promotional package scam
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The police have arrested a 60-year-old man allegedly involved in a series of ‘Grab / Uber Promotional Packages’ scams, it informed in a press release on 28 March. Police received several reports on 22 and 23 February 2017 from victims who have been Read More

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Early morning fire at AMK Hub shopping mall
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A shop in AMK Hub shopping mall caught fire this morning at around 1:32am. Two fire engines, two red rhinos and five support vehicles were dispatched to the scene. With the help of one water jet and the building’s sprinkler system, Singapore Civil Read More

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