Daily Archives: 2017-11-25

Has gambling hit a record high in Singapore?

I refer to the article “Casino levies fall to lowest level since 2010” (Straits Times, Nov 24). It states that “Casino levies paid by Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) here are at their lowest level since the casinos at Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands were opened in 2010. The Singapore Totalisator Board (Tote Board) collected $134 million in …

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Empower survivors of violence to speak up, seek help and make informed choices

by Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we call upon the Singapore government to strengthen social support systems and access to remedies for women and girls who are survivors of violence. Migrant domestic workers are often the most at risk of physical, verbal and sexual abuse. Their vulnerability is heightened …

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If someone wants you to not say something… an evening with Jeremy Tiang

by Tan Wah Piow Jeremy Tiang, the award winning Singapore writer, spoke at the London launch of his debut novel “State of Emergency”. His novel spans across seven decades, and through half a dozen key characters, Jeremy explored the lives and thoughts of left wing activists from Singapore and Malaysia. Having read his novel, I was curious to find out …

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ICA: Re-registration exercise for Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) born before 1 January 1962

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that it will introduce an optional National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) re-registration exercise for Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) born before 1 January 1962 with effect from 1 January 2018. Under current exercise, Singapore citizens and permanent residents must register for their NRICs at age 15 and re-register when they turn 30, and …

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