Monthly Archives: October 2017

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China developers love Singapore so much that it might kill us
By icompareloan Published on by icompareloan 0

Foreign property developers, mainly China property developers, have a real fascination with Singapore. That’s good news for government land sales, because if you haven’t noticed, this island is damned tiny. That means they’re forced to bid aggressively, which ramps up government coffers. On Read More

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First day of service for DTL3 marred by train delays
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

DownTown Line 3 (DTL 3) started its first day of service on Saturday (21 October). With DTL, 16 additional stations are added to the DTL and SBS Transit has offered all commuters two-days opportunity of free rides to celebrate the event. The free Read More

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Silencing another generation? – Part 1
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung Deputy Prime Minister Tharman’s speech in the recent Majulah lecture at NTU is interesting. Why did he say that Singapore today “is a vastly different and more liberal place compared to what it used to be?….” Last year, he Read More

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New appointments and change of Permanent Secretaries
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Public Service Division (PSD) announces two new staff appointments into the Singapore civil service. Mr Png Cheong Boon, 47, Chief Executive Officer, JTC Corporation (CEO, JTC), will be appointed Second Permanent Secretary (Trade and Industry) on 1 June 2017. Mr Png spent Read More

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Lee Hsien Yang’s statement raises questions about PM Lee’s intention to resolve dispute between siblings
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he is not sure if the dispute with his siblings over plans to demolish the home of Lee Kuan Yew has been solved while his younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang claims in a Facebook post that his elder brother Read More

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Silent Sit-in protest to be held on 4 November for frequent train breakdowns and latest flooding incident at NSL
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Yet another sit-in silent protest is set to be held in Hong Lim Park on 4 November (Saturday) in light of the recent major service disruption in the train system at North South Line on 7 October (Saturday) and breakdown at Downtown Line on Read More

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Sports Safety Act needs to be considered by Singapore Government to help protect lives in sports
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jose Raymond The Singapore Government needs to consider legislating a Sports Safety Act, as an updated, comprehensive and all-encompassing national sports safety strategy and framework to help protect lives is critically required in Singapore. The spate of sports-related deaths over the last Read More

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World MPs Condemn the Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya Minority in Myanmar
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The global parliamentary community has condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. MPs have called upon the Government of Myanmar to end immediately the violence and forced displacement of the Rohingya and the blatant violations of their Read More

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A more emphatic policy for senior and pioneer drivers from GRAB
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is a letter sent by Mr Lawrence Tay, a taxi driver under GRAB to the company on 13 October. No response has been received from GRAB by the driver till date. Dear Grab Congratulations on the remarkable speed with which you have capture Read More

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SDP calls for Khaw Boon Wan to step down so as to accept full responsibility for failings of transport lapses
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) is calling for Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan to accept full responsibility for the ongoing fiasco with the failures of SMRT by stepping down and states that unless there is demonstration of real leadership at the very top, there Read More

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