Daily Archives: 2017-05-29

The gloomy prospects of Singapore in hands of untested elites

by Sum Wee Lee I refer to recent online postings such as these: Nurul Story & Yusyairah Yusreen appealing public help for countless displaced families in our supposed First World Country! https://www.facebook.com/yusyairahyusry/posts/1436335709760296 While I am happy that many have risen to the occasion to unconditionally render aid to these families who have clearly fallen through the cracks, I am also …

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ICA seized 5,000 cartons of cigarettes worth S$454,070 in evaded tax

On 26 May 2017 at about 12am, 5,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were found by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers to be concealed within the shipment of an arriving Malaysia-registered truck . The truck which was driven by a lone 38-year-old Malaysian man, was directed by ICA officers upon arrival for further checks at the Tuas Checkpoint. The ICA …

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Appropriate to mark 200 years of the founding of Singapore

By Colin Pangolin I refer to the 26 May 2017 Straits Times letter “Inappropriate to mark anniversary of colonisation” by Mr Anthony Oei. Unlike Mr Oei, my parents and grandparents feel / felt neither shame nor humiliation with our colonial past despite having lived through the colonial era like Mr Oei has. Far from being subjugated, colonial Singapore offered many …

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Dollar climbs after Brussels meeting

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The US dollar index climbed against the currencies of most of the US’ G10 counterparts, after the G7 meeting in Brussels. President Trump and other G7 leaders found common ground regarding increased co-operation in the fight against Islamist terrorism, but failed to resolve disagreements on climate deals. President Trump also accused other NATO members of …

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