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Monthly Archives: April 2017

CAN asks if govt is harassing Chairman of flea market to intimidate others from campaigning

Local non-government organisation, Community Action Network (CAN) has issued a statement to raise concerns over the action by the police in the recent investigation of Mr Koh Eng Khoon over a "threatening" letter that was mailed to the Prime Ministers and other Members of Parliament. TOC reported earlier that the police visited Mr Koh at  around midnight on 27 April (Thursday) and had …

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The need to increase taxes soon?

I refer to the article “Commentary: Where will Singapore’s next tax dollar come from?” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 29). It states that “Back home, we are similarly on the cusp of a comprehensive tax review in Singapore. The Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) had advocated reshaping Singapore’s tax system given domestic and global imperatives, while maintaining a broad based, progressive …

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Sungei Road Market Chairman gets a midnight visit by police to investigate threatening letter sent DPM Tharman

Mr Koh Eng Khoon, chairman of the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods who has been widely known in Singapore over the past few months of campaigning for the survival of the Sungei Road Second-hand Market, is being investigated by the police under the suspicion that he sent a threatening letter to Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Midnight visit …

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Mother’s Day 2017 dining promotions in Singapore

by SingSaver There’s nothing as precious as a mother’s love, and there are many ways to show her that you care. Of course, one of the best ways to do this is to take the whole family out for a hearty meal. We know that Mother’s Day in Singapore is one of the most expensive times to dine out. So …

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Why are novelists either really rich or really poor?

by SingSaver One interesting facet of writers – in particular novelists – is that they exist in financial extremes. They tend to be either wealthy (think J.K. Rowling), or dirt poor (think of the stereotypical struggling writer who can’t afford to eat lunch). Almost no other profession has such extremes. This week’s Money Mysteries column explores why it happens. The …

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Amos Yee’s lawyer: Asylum appeal likely to be expedited

Singaporean Blogger Amos Yee's appeal to the US' Board of Immigration Appeals will likely be expedited, a lawyer representing him said on Friday (28 Apr). Channel NewsAsia (CNA) wrote, Mr Christopher Keeler, a co-counsel for Yee from legal firm Grossman Law, told in an email to CNA that the US government appeal to the immigration judge Samuel Cole's ruling which …

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Law Minister takes a swipe at academic for ‘misconstructing’ his comments

On Facebook yesterday, Law Minister K Shanmugam took a swipe at his critics on a recent story on him, particularly targeting at local academic Donald Low for 'misconstructing' his intended message on reviewing penalties of offences in consideration of public opinion. Low, who is the Associate Dean for the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy had earlier posted a public comment on his Facebook …

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ChemSpill 2017: Singapore showcases response capabilities at multi-agency chemical spill exercise

To test and demonstrate readiness to tackle oil and chemical spills, Singapore conducted a multi-agency joint chemical spill exercise, ChemSpill 2017, on Friday (28 Apr). Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the exercise took place at the conclusion of the 10th International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference & Exhibition (ICOPCE), held in conjunction with the Singapore …

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New Funan Mall envisioned as Singapore’s creative intersection

Funan, an integrated development located right in the heart of Singapore's Civic & Cultural District, has scored another first with a one-of-a-kind experiential showsuite that brings to life a brand new live-work-play paradigm with cutting edge immersive virtual reality simulation technology. Funan DigitaLife Mall which was closed in July 2016, is undergoing three years of redevelopment works at an estimated amount of …

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