Daily Archives: 2018-01-08

What does “mislead” in Parliament actually mean?

I refer to the article “Parliament: WP’s Leon Perera apologises, withdraws statements on Mediacorp’s editing of parliamentary footage” (Straits Times, Jan 8). It states that “House Leader Grace Fu acknowledged and thanked Mr Perera for the apology, adding she did not want to “read too much” into whether his intentions were deliberate. “The MPs are given parliamentary privilege to speak freely …

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26 women investigated in suspected involvement in vice-related activities in unlicensed massage establishments

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that it has arrested a total of 26 women aged between 24 and 40 are being investigated by the Police for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities in unlicensed massage establishments following an operation on Friday (5 January) on outlets in Jalan Besar, Lavender and Little India. The police said in a media release on …

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SDP: Staggering that Keppel’s Board did not know of scandal

Singapore Democratic Party in a statement issued on Monday evening, has said that it is ludicrous for the boards of directors of Keppel Corporation and its unit Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd to deny knowledge of bribes paid in Brazil, as overseeing a company’s executive and their activities are the duties of the directors. SDP calls on Keppel’s chairman and …

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SPP seeks answers and accountability after flooding in the east

The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has called on the Singapore Government to provide answers for the flooding which left parts of eastern Singapore flooded early on Monday morning. In a Facebook post which was accompanied with a video which has been circulating in WhatsApp chatgroups, the SPP said that what Singaporeans expected were “answers and accountability.” It also asked when …

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REITS are killing us with high business costs

Shopping Centre interior

by Ryan Ong REITS and high business costs are intricately linked, this is real. Just ask the many retail shop operators or food court stalls owners who suffer under one of the few major REITs operator, they will tell you. REITs are pushing the cost of shopper experience to the shop operators and mandating renovation to their specifications at the …

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Leon Perera retracts statement on editing of parliament video by Mediacorp

Workers’ Party’s Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera has retracted his statement in Parliament on Monday (8 January) which he made earlier last year during a supplementary question. Mr Perera had referred the statement as, what he called, “incorrect recollections” of what transpired between him and Mediacorp in regards to a clip which had parts of it truncated. Leader …

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