Daily Archives: 2017-11-22

    Singapore’s People Party: Independent inquiry needed for rail system failures
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Singapore’s People Party (SPP) has published a statement on both its Facebook page and website in response to all the recent incidents involving the MRT system, particularly the one at Joo Koon station where a slow moving train collided with another stationary train Read More

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    MOF: Govt did not say it will not raise taxes (Yes, they did)
    By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

    The Ministry of Finance issued a rebuttal on its website against accusations that the government has reversed its 2015 position on not raising taxes. Quoting DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, they said that the following statement made in 2015 was still accurate today: ‘For this current Read More

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    UN experts repeat call for laws to enshrine gender equality in Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The United Nations’ CEDAW committee has repeated its recommendation that Singapore include in its Constitution or laws a definition and prohibition of all forms of discrimination against women. The Committee, comprising international experts, issued its recommendations in a document “Concluding Observations” on Tuesday Read More

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    Khaw Boon Wan: MRT making good progress if not for collision and flooding incidents
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has told reporters that public confidence in the train system has been shattered due to the recent incidents but “it happened so we have to just get over with”. Mr Khaw was responding to the question of whether Read More

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    SMRT: Driver involved in Joo Koon train collision not be blamed
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) said during media briefing on Tuesday (21 November) that the driver involved in the recent train collision at Joo Koon MRT Station is not to be blamed for the accident, because it was “very difficult and challenging” for him Read More

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    Uber Singapore in process of notifying various regulatory and government authorities
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Uber Singapore has announced that it is in the process of notifying various regulatory and government authorities. This comes after chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi revealed on Tuesday (21 November) that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept Read More

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    Shocking experience of bank account being fraudulently charged $1,300 in one day by UBER
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    An UBER customer, Jenna Lim posted a Facebook post on Sunday (19 November) describing how a huge amount of fees was charged to her bank account via UBER just in one day, transactions which were not made by her. On her post, Lim Read More

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    QR code payment offered by banks, citizens voice concerns and ask why the rush
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In a Channel NewsAsia report dated 20 November (Monday), it is reported that seven banks in Singapore have announced that they will offer consumers the option of paying using NETS QR code by the middle of next year. DBS Bank, OCBC, and UOB stated Read More

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    How does Singapore score in terms of  “Social Solidarity Economy”? 
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I attended the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC) conference in Manila from 11 to 13 November, which was held in conjunction with the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF)/Asean Civil Society Conference (ACSC). How does Singapore relate to the core values of “Social Solidarity Economy” Read More

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    CAAS awards contract to develop smart digital tower prototype worth close to $7 million
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has has announced that it awarded UK-based Air Traffic Management service provider NATS a contract, valued at close to $7 million, to develop a smart digital tower prototype to be trialled at Changi Airport, over a period Read More

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