Daily Archives: 2018-01-09

SDP: Indranee gave excuses, not reasons, on Keppel corruption probe

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement on the replies that Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah has given during Parliament yesterday in response to the questions filed by Members of Parliament from the Workers’ Party. In its statement, SDP referred Ms Indranee’s reply as a washout which does not say much about how the Government would …

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Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic relocated to better serve patients

The National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) has announced that it will be relocating its redeveloped Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic on Monday (29 January) to better serve patients and the residents of Ang Mo Kio. It noted that to facilitate the relocation, the existing polyclinic at Block 723 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 will be closed from Friday (26 January) and …

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Would any civil servant ever complain about their Minister?

I refer to the article “Safeguards in place to ensure public service not politicised” (Straits Times, Jan 9). It states that “Any public servant who feels pressure from a minister to take a certain course of action can report it, said Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung yesterday. They can turn to the permanent secretaries that head …

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Measures to tighten money lending limits expected to kick in end of year

Measures to tighten loan curbs on borrowers, introduced via the Moneylenders Act that was passed in Parliament on Monday (8 January) are expected to kick in from the final quarter of this year. Those earning less than S$20,000 a year may only borrow up to S$3,000 from all moneylenders combined, while those earning above this amount can only borrow up …

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Banning another person’s reasonably expressed point of view does not create a racially harmonious society

by Ghui I note with interest the banning of a film on the Palestinian and Israeli conflict by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) on the basis of the film’s “skewed narrative”. Is there a transparent criterion for what constitutes “skewed narrative”? As cited in the article hyperlinked above, the following films have also been banned under the same “Not …

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Chubb enhances work injury compensation insurance in Singapore

Chubb has announced the enhancement to its Chubb Work GuardTM product — a Work Injury Compensation Insurance for Singapore businesses. The enhanced wording will apply to all risks bound from 1 January 2018, unless separately agreed. At the core of the enhanced policy, is the broader suite of insurance coverages that encompasses Increased Common Law Limit and Increased Medical Expenses provision. These …

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Enbloc Sales property supply set to increase

Enbloc sales - Mayfair Gardens

In the current property buyer market, it was somewhat a surprise to witness the enbloc fever going on from the sidelines. Why are developers so hungry for land and willing to pay attractive prices to current homeowners when property sales are still relatively weak and vacancy rate still high?   by Angeline C In 3Q2017, private home prices rose 0.7%, …

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