Daily Archives: 2018-01-12

Comfort DelGro and Uber enter strategic agreement to form joint venture

ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited and Uber Technologies, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a strategic agreement to form a joint venture. Under the agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval, ComfortDelGro stated that it will acquire a 51-percent-stake in Uber’s wholly-owned car rental subsidiary in Singapore, Lion City Holdings Pte Ltd. The latter, in turn, operates Lion City Rentals (LCR) …

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“Fake news”?: Allegations made by Minister of Law and Home Affairs against TOC over the past years

I read with great interest that Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam has been appointed as one of the committee members to review the situation of fake news being disseminated in Singapore. The Minister has in recent times, voiced his displeasure on alternative news sites, particularly, The Online Citizen (TOC) in Parliament, pointing that the publication engages in falsehoods, …

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K Shanmugam: Taiwanese auxiliary police officers to be stationed at land checkpoints

In a written answer to a Member of Parliament, Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam stated that the government will allow Auxiliary Police Forces (APFs) to recruit Taiwanese Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and have them deployed at land checkpoints due to the shortage of Singaporean auxiliary officers. Mr Shanmugam was responding to questions filed by MP for West Coast GRC Patrick Tay …

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Four financial lessons to teach your children in 2018

by ValuePenguin Everyone wants her children to lead a happy and healthy life. However, there’s a big difference between letting kids get whatever they want and actually teaching them valuable (and sometimes painful) lessons so that they grow up to be responsible adults. Here, we discuss some of the major financial lessons that are extremely valuable to children especially if they …

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MOE announces names of Junior Colleges merging in 2019

Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that the names of the Junior Colleges (JCs) to be merged in 2019 have been finalised and they will adopt a combination of the full names of both colleges, with the name of the older JC coming first to reflect the history and heritage of the JCs. The ministry noted that in arriving at …

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What happened to the investigation on corruption at Ang Mo Kio town council?

More than a year has passed since the news broke on 30 Dec 2016 about the removal of the general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC), Mr Victor Wong Chee Meng from his duties and him being placed under investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). Mr Wong had been acting as the General Manager/Secretary for the …

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