Daily Archives: 2018-01-06

SDP to former Minister and Keppel’s Board Chair Lee Boon Yang: Resign
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

The SDP has released a statement expressing disbelief and skepticism that the board of directors of Keppel did not know about the bribes that were paid in Brazil. “If this is the case, then the entire board should resign for dereliction of duty because overseeing Read More

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Maid insurance: Is purchasing the waiver of counter indemnity add-on worth the extra cost?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Value Penguin When purchasing maid insurance, you’ll notice there is an optional add-on called the “waiver of counter indemnity.” The Ministry of Manpower requires employers of foreign domestic workers to deposit a S$5,000 security bond as a guarantee that employers will not break any Read More

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Five reasons travel insurance is extra important on cruise ships
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Singsaver.com.sg Taking a cruise comes with unique risks that are not like any other holidays, and you may need more comprehensive forms of travel insurance. If cruises are your vacation method of choice, then beef up your travel insurance! There are plenty of Read More

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SMRT to deploy more staff to answer queries for shorter operating hours during weekends
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Local transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that it will deploy 20 per cent more staff to handle commuters’ queries when 10 stations on the eastern stretch of the East-West Line (EWL) cut operating hours on weekends to quicken maintenance and Read More

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“4G ministers” issue statement on leader to be chosen in good time, DPM Tharman is not among list of potential PM
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A total of 16 fourth generation (4G) ministers have released a statement stating that a leader, amongst them, will be chosen in good time. The statement signed by the Cabinet ministers and office holders, saying, “The younger ministers are keenly aware that leadership Read More

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OCBC OneAdvisor Mortgage Portal
Ocbc OneAdvisor Mortgage Portal changes Property landscape
By icompareloan Published on by icompareloan 0

OCBC mortgage team launches a one-stop mortgage service for property buyers. The application features the ability to compute the price range affordability for the buyer, including down-payment, stamp duty and minimum cash payment as well as legal and agent fees, similar to what Read More

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Jurong Shipyard fined $230,000 for fatal accident in 2011
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Jurong Shipyard was fined S$230,000 for an accident involving workers, an Indian national and a Thai national, employees of Shipblast Marine, which had been engaged by Jurong Shipyard to carry out grit blasting work to smoothen the surface of a vessel in a dry dock at Read More

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Parliamentary questions for 8 January 2018
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Monday, 8 January 2018 for the 55th session of the 13th Parliament. *73 oral questions and 31 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. 4 bills will be introduced in this Parliament session at Read More

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ST reader raise queries on preferential treatment for BlueSG, a private business entity
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

In a Straits Times forum dated 3 January (Wednesday), ST reader, Mr Lim Yew Beng wrote several questions regarding BlueSG cars which he deems to have received such special treatment. Mr Lim noted that while the initiatives by various business entities here to push Read More

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MARUAH: Consequences of corruption are multi-faceted and impact on all human rights
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

MARUAH, a local human-rights non-government organisation has issued a statement on the international bribery scandal which involved Singapore government-linked company, Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (KOM). The NGO writes that it is “deeply disturbed at the blatant corruption of KOM, disregarding its own Read More

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