Daily Archives: 2017-09-05

Tan Chuan Jin to be nominated as new Speaker of Parliament

The Prime Minister’s Office has announced on Tuesday late afternoon that Mr Tan Chuan-Jin will be nominated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to take over the position of the Speaker of Parliament when Parliament next sits on 11 Sept 2017. The position of Speaker was left vacant when Mdm Halimah Yacob resigned from her MP seat and appointment of Speaker on …

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Director charged by MOM for illegal labour importation and kickback offences

On 29 August 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) charged a 42-year-old Singaporean woman, Poh Kwi Ko, the Director of Aik Heng Contracts and Services Pte Ltd, for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA). Poh faced a total of 42 charges; 10 charges on illegal importation of labour, 19 charges on receiving and demanding kickbacks, and 13 charges on …

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A sign that there may not be a walkover after all?

Two weeks back, I wrote about three reasons why we can expect to see a walkover in this upcoming Presidential Election. However, a recent development seems to imply that there may be an election after all. Just this morning, Singapore Police Force (SPF) servicemen received a system generated notification message informing that they will be deployed for the upcoming Presidential …

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