Daily Archives: 2017-11-02

Chee: Civil Disobedience led to creation of Speakers’ Corner

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General, Dr Chee Soon Juan, counters a recent Straits Times article that alleges that the SDP’s civil disobedience “did not work”. In a blog post, Dr Chee explains the motivations behind his party’s multiple efforts of non-violent action which, as he expected, was met with “mandatory condemnations” and criticisms in the media. The political situation at the time, …

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Revised safe driving course to benefit more motorists

The Traffic Police (TP) announced that it will revise the Safe Driving Course (SDC) from 1 November 2017 to allow more motorists to benefit from it. The SDC was introduced in November 2015 as a voluntary programme to help motorists who have accumulated at least half of the maximum allowable demerit points but are not yet liable for suspension, to improve their …

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Grab launches electronic payment platform

Ride-hailing operator Grab has launched an electronic payment platform set up which enables users to pay for their food using their mobile phone at hawker stalls and restaurants that have signed up for its e-payment platform. The company stated that it aims to attract 1,000 merchants in areas including Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, and Tiong Bahru by the end of the year. …

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Launch of The Art of Advocacy in Singapore

In a first ever publication of its kind,  Singapore’s advocates and activists discuss the strategies shaped, and the lessons learnt, as they work to bring about the changes they believe important for the nation. The book, The Art of Advocacy in Singapore, will be launched on Sunday 5 November at 11.30 am to 12.30 pm during the Singapore Writers Festival which located at Gallery II, …

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Second delay on EWL this week

East-West Line (EWL) was hit by another delay this morning (2 November) at around 8.15 am, however, there were no official announcements from Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) on its social media platforms. This is the second delay without any announcements this week. The picture of an announcement placed on board was sent from TOC reader, which shown that EWL …

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