Monthly Archives: December 2017

    SPP: A difference can be made with powerful collective voices of the people
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Below is a statement issued by the Singapore People’s Party to Singaporeans for the New Year, noting that Singaporeans can make a difference as long as they believe that their collective voices are powerful enough to have the Government see their points of Read More

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    Record set by Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation with 203 swimmers treading water
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation (CSTSF) managed to get into the Singapore Book of Records on 30 December after it managed to get 203 swimmers to tread water for a total of five minutes at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, capping off 2017 in Read More

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    Should Singaporeans pay for news?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Gene Kam Commenting on the Today Online article, “Getting Singaporeans to pay for news”, Kam wrote on his Facebook page, The author ends her piece with: “News organisations have the mammoth task of providing credible and up-to-date information, run a profitable business, and Read More

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    What happens if you switch domestic workers too frequently?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Value Penguin When it comes to hiring foreign domestic workers (FDWs), finding the right match for your family can be tough and it may be tempting to try out different domestic workers in hopes of finding the perfect fit. However, frequently changing your Read More

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    Names of primary and secondary schools merging in 2019
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced in April 2017 that seven pairs of primary schools and three pairs of secondary schools will be merged in 2019 which was done in response to falling live births and to ensure that each school has Read More

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    Man sentenced to 46 weeks imprisonment for bribing police officer and offence under OSA
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The court has sentenced a dispatch driver, who bribed his police officer friend to obtain confidential police photographs, to 42 weeks’ jail on Thursday (28 December). Lim Sua Huat, 61, admitted to two counts of offering S$1,000 in bribes to former police officer Terence Read More

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    Amendment to dog licensing e-Services to allow licenses renewal up to 3 years
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has announced that it will allow dog owners to apply for and renew the licences of their pet dogs for a period of up to three years with effect from 1 March 2018, adding that Read More

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    Journalists freed from Myanmar prison after two months detention
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Myanmar prison official announced on Friday (29 December) that two foreign journalist and two local employees for Turkish state broadcaster TRT has been freed after completing a two-month jail sentence for flying a drone near Myanmar’s parliament thus violating an aircraft law in the Read More

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    Four men charged by CPIB for cheating offences for contracts worth $9.8 million
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) charged four men, one SMRT Trains employee and two others who previously worked for the rail operator, as well as a company director, in court on Friday (29 December) for cheating offences involving contracts worth of a total of S$9.8 million which allegedly Read More

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    MSF on court decision to reject adoption bid by father
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in its comments on a court decision on a Singaporean doctor’s bid to adopt a child he had fathered through surrogacy in the United States and laid out its policy on adoption on Wednesday (27 Read More

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