Monthly Archives: May 2017

It’s one year – Since police confiscated electronic devices for cooling off day investigation
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung At about this time, last year (31 May 2016) I was escorted in a police vehicle from the Police Cantonment Complex to my home. Four plain clothes officers guarded. Arriving at my estate’s front gate, the barrier automatically lifted. Read More

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Singapore shares consolidate, China PMI beats expectations
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Singapore shares have entered into consolidation phase since mid-May, due to a lack of fresh catalysts and a need for profit taking, after nearly four months of rallying. The Straits Times Index slid to around 3,200 points, down from Read More

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister’s editorial historically inaccurate
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by Zubin The recent editorial by former Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo that claimed that traditional society like China is more resistant to populism than the West is riddled with errors and misleading assertions. It fundamentally ignores the past two centuries of Chinese Read More

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Singapore’s biggest Black Friday is back for the second year
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Forget about the Great Singapore Sale 2017, Singapore’s first and biggest Black Friday by volume of items on sale is back for the 2nd year. For six days only from 31 May 2017 (12noon) to 5 June 2017 (11:59pm), ezbuy.sg, Singapore’s first and Read More

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How and when is travel advisory warranted to be issued by MFA?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

In a public announcement by the Sri Lanka government made on 29 May, it is said that around 557,505 People belonging to 151,392 families were affected in 15 districts in the country due to the flood situation. 177 Deaths and 109 missing reported Read More

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2,250 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Woodlands Checkpoint, total evaded tax valued at S$187,540
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

2,250 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at Woodlands Checkpoint on 26 May 2017. At about 11pm on Friday last week, ICA officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered empty tanker truck, driven by a lone 36-year-old Malaysian man, Read More

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Milk powder, water: Need for independence?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “CCS findings on pricey milk powder hardly address the issue of why prices are high” (theonlinecitizen, May 29). Penalise the small flies? As a case in point – has any government agency or government-linked company (GLC) ever been Read More

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Euro and sterling slide further
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The euro slid for a fourth consecutive day against the greenback to around the 1.113 area, as market participants started to price in the likelihood of a June rate hike by the Federal Reserve, following better-than-expected US Q1 Read More

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Are Singapore developers forced to walk a tightrope?
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by Property Soul  Government Land Sales for residential sites in Singapore just crossed the S$1 billion mark. A 99-year leasehold site in Queenstown Stirling Road was sold at a top bid of S$1.003 billion. (Read article in Bloomberg.) The winning consortium is China’s Read More

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Over 4000 signatures garnered for petition calling for changes in HDB housing policies towards single parents
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Over 4000 individuals have signed to express their support for the petition created by local NGO,  Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) to call for changes to housing policies by Housing Development Board towards single parents in Singapore. The petition which can be Read More

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