Daily Archives: 2018-01-13

DBS Foundation awards S$1.1 million in grants to 14 social enterprises across Asia

DBS Foundation, the first foundation in Singapore dedicated to championing social entrepreneurship, has announced that it has awarded SGD 1.1 million to 14 social enterprises (SEs) in Asia, as part of its 2017 Social Enterprise Grant Programme. DBS Foundation has awarded grants ranging between SGD 50,000 and SGD 160,000 to SEs from DBS’ key markets of Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, …

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Konica Minolta provides enterprise content management solution to Singapore government

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia has been awarded a $400,000 contract to implement Enterprise Content Management Solution for a government agency to improve operational efficiency. The announcement comes as the government continues to boost Singapore’s efforts towards a more digitally integrated society. Earlier this year, Singapore was ranked first in the Asian Digital Transformation Index, excelling in digital infrastructure and …

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Unease of public on having Taiwanese APOs to guard security locations in Singapore

Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam stated in a Parliament written answer that the government will allow Auxiliary Police Forces (APFs) to recruit Taiwanese Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and be deployed at land checkpoints along with Singaporean APOs. He was responding to questions filed by MP for West Coast GRC Patrick Tay Teck Guan who asked the Minister for Home Affairs what are …

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ST vs Today: Only one tell you Poly full-time jobs is at 52.8%?

I refer to the article “Poly grads not getting jobs as quickly: poll” (Straits Times, 13 Jan). It states that “According to the survey, 86.4 per cent of their graduates found permanent, freelance or part-time jobs last year within six months of graduation. This is a drop of 4.2 percentage points from 2016’s figure of 90.6, and the lowest since 2005, when …

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