Monthly Archives: November 2017

SMRT is a failure of governance and not free markets
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Wesley Goh Of recent times, Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transport system (SMRT) has been embroiled in successive failures in its train service and public faith has dwindled to the point where disruptions have been normalised into daily commutes. Flooded tunnels, the incompatibility of new Read More

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Service disruption along North-South Line, commuters warn of congestion
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The North-South Line run by SMRT has again experienced service disruption this late afternoon as a tweet from HuiJun Chew at 5:48pm first highlighted the delay along the red line service from Dhoby Ghaut station from City Hall station: @SMRT_Singapore yo fam what’s Read More

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New ITU case study notes Singapore need to make greater efforts in domain of “Environmental Sustainability”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Geneva, 30 November 2017 – A new case study from  International Telecommunication Union (ITU) offers an evaluation of Singapore’s progress in meeting the objectives of the country’s ‘Smart Nation’ strategy, an evaluation undertaken using the Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities developed by ITU and the Read More

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Single parents disappointed with inaction on parliamentary petition and lack of consultation
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Single parents who signed a parliamentary petition urging reform of public housing policies have expressed disappointment with the lack of action by policy-makers. On Wednesday evening, the Public Petitions Committee published a report in response to the parliamentary petition presented in September by Read More

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Should we bring back estate duty?
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by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss On 19 November 2017, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the PAP Government is planning to increase taxes. His announcement fuelled wide speculation of an imminent hike in Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST is a tax on domestic Read More

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14-month-old boy given medicine four times his dosage, fell into 44 hours of deep sleep
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A 14-month-old boy fell into a deep sleep for a total of 44 hours after being given a cough syrup more than four times the dosage that a boy his age should have received. The boy’s mother, Belinda Lim, 33, took him to Read More

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Over 18,000 signatures received for petition to seek heavier punishment for abusers of deceased intellectually disabled waitress
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A Change.org petition created to seek heavier punishment on the couple who allegedly tortured an intellectually disabled waitress to death has received over 18,000 signatures within just two days. The petition was created by Ms Neo Chuan Yi to seek justice for the unfortunate victim, Read More

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Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 11:36 amBack for its fourth Singapore edition , the finals of the annual Migrant Worker Poetry Competition (MWPC) will showcase work from poets in 8 different languages representing 7 different countries. The Migrant Worker Poetry Competition Read More

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Amnesty International issues “Urgent Action” notice for charges against Activist Jolovan Wham
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

International Non-government Organisation, Amnesty International has issued an urgent action notice for the seven charges faced by local activist, Jolovan Wham filed by the Singapore authorities. Wham is facing seven charges for organizing several peaceful assemblies over a one year period, including a vigil Read More

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Alstom to supply signalling system for Singapore Circle Line Stage 6
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Alstom, an international integrated transport system provider, has signed a contract with Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply the signalling system for Singapore Circle Line (CCL) phase, stage 6. This includes the supply of its Urbalis driverless signalling system,the equipment of news trains Read More

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