Daily Archives: 2017-03-30

Govt rebates for increase of S&CC: Flat owners still pay $71m more?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

$120m S&CC rebates I refer to the article “$120 million Service and Conservancy Charges rebates for 880,000 HDB households in 2017” (theonlinecitizen, Mar 30). It states that “The Ministry of Finance announced on Thursday (30 Mar) around 880,000 Singaporean HDB households can expect to receive Read More

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Why welfare schemes are not applied through the constituencies?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Last updated on April 1st, 2017 at 09:53 am Gaps in helping needy I refer to the article “Plugging gaps swiftly for needy” (Straits Times, Mar 30). The article states that when families find themselves in sudden financial difficulty, it usually takes a few Read More

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NEA responds to rumour of fine issued for tissue paper thrown into used bowl
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has just reacted to the rumour that throwing a tissue into the bowl after you eat in a public eatery could cause you to be fined by NEA. In its Facebook post on 30 March, at around 4:10pm, Read More

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Delay at EWL due to train fault; 40 minutes additional travelling time expected
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that its East-West Line (EWL) is experiencing delay on Thursday (30 March) evening. On its Twitter page, it said that commuters should expect 20 minutes additional travelling time due to train fault from Pasir Ris to Paya Read More

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Woodlands Checkpoints to be expanded
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced today that an extension of the Woodlands Checkpoint (WCP) will be built at the Old Woodlands Town Centre (OWTC), as part of its efforts to upgrade WCP. In a joint statement, ICA and Singapore Land Read More

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Joint statement by CAN and Think Centre on Amos Yee’s extended detention by US officals
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Joint statement by Singapore civil society groups on the continued detention of Singaporean blogger Amos Yee by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Respect asylum claim judgement and release Amos Yee from extended detention 30 March 2017 – We have learnt from Amos Read More

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Chee Soon Juan : Free trade deals – we’ve been had
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan has written a piece on a recent trade pact among remnant economies. He wrote that like drugs, it gives this country’s economy the kind of immediate gratification that masks long-term harm. However, he noted that Read More

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Update on Amos Yee’s detention by Grossman Law
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is an update published by Singaporean blogger Amos Yee’s attorney, Sandra Grossman from Grossman Law, LLC On March 27, 2017, Officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Chicago Field Office informed Grossman Law, LLC that Amos Yee will remain in detention despite the Read More

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Scoot and Emirates collided in Changi Airport, passengers and crew are safe
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Emirates A380 and Scoot 787 collided in Singapore Changi at around 2am on 30 March. Scoot’s 303 passengers and 11 crew are safe and they were moved to a replacement aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am. A Scoot spokesperson said flight Read More

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Netizens unhappy with Government’s ‘poor communication of policies’
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Blogger Kwan Jin Yao, recently wrote to Today Online Voices addressing the Government’s shortcomings in the area of communication. In his piece, he noted how after the Population White Paper had generated concern and controversy over the projected population figure of 6.9 million by Read More

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