Daily Archives: 2017-12-30

Should Singaporeans pay for news?

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 nurture and grow its base of loyal readers. The rest is up to the readers.” While she …

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What happens if you switch domestic workers too frequently?

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 foreign domestic worker can lead to negative consequences. Below, we examine what can happen if you frequently …

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Names of primary and secondary schools merging in 2019

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 an adequate number of students for a meaningful educational experience. The names of the merged primary and …

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Journalists freed from Myanmar prison after two months detention

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 country. They are cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore, reporter Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia, Aung Naing …

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Four men charged by CPIB for cheating offences for contracts worth $9.8 million

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 took place between 2007 and 2012 They were allegedly concealed their interest in two firms that won …

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MSF on court decision to reject adoption bid by father

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 December). The Ministry said that its position is “informed by Singapore’s public policy, which encourages parenthood within …

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