Daily Archives: 2018-01-18

    Police: No attempted kidnapping of students from international schools
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, the Singapore Police Force states that it has thoroughly investigated into the cases reported on 11 and 16 January 2018, where it was reported that students from United World College of South East Asia and Tanglin Read More

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    Did population density really drop, from the perspective Singaporeans?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Rare dip in Singapore’s population density last year” (Straits Times, Jan 15) It states that “Last year, the average number of people per square kilometre in Singapore dipped slightly – the first time this has happened in more Read More

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    Disclose the statistics for Poly graduates, instead of keep saying “more”, “most”, etc
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Goals of poly grads changing” (Straits Times, 18 Jan). It states that “More polytechnic students are choosing to continue their studies instead of finding work immediately after graduating. This is a preference among diploma holders that has emerged Read More

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    Property buying guide - Take a walk down Jalan Sultan Commercial Shophouses
    Property Buying Guide – Top 4 mistakes to avoid
    By icompareloan Published on by icompareloan 0

    Knowledge that can be gleaned from a property buying guide is often ignored by Singaporeans as they felt that buying property is easy as everyone around them owns a property. A strong cornerstone of what it means to be a Singaporean is to Read More

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    Australian company bought by Temasek-owned company, currently have sanctions imposed by World Bank due to bribery offences
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Vincent Low Last month, Temasek-linked Keppel Offshore & Marine was slapped with a US$422 million fine by US, Brazil and Singapore authorities for involving in millions of dollars bribes in Brazil. The bribery went on for more than a decade from 2001 Read More

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    Human Rights Watch: New restrictions in Singapore limit critical voices
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Rights Record on Free Expression, Assembly Worsens (New York, January 18, 2018) – Singapore’s government imposed further restrictions on free speech and peaceful assembly while harassing and prosecuting critical voices in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. In the 643-page World Report, its Read More

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    PayNow Pilot for faster, easier disbursement of Edusave monies to ITE and Polytechnic students
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it will pilot the use of PayNow to disburse Edusave Award monies to Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnic students in 2018 for greater convenience and efficiency, in line with Singapore’s efforts to become a Smart Nation. Read More

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    Stop extending the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act!
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Teo Soh Lung The Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill No. 5/2018 which seeks a renewal of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA) for another 5 years commencing 21 October 2019 and expand its application to offences not covered under the Read More

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    Ministry of Finance paid over 50 influencers to promote Budget 2018
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Ministry of Finance (MOF) has paid for over 50 social media “influencers” to post on Instagram to promote the Budget process in an effort to reach out to younger Singaporeans. Responding to Today Online queries, MOF spokesperson said, “Given the significance of the Budget Read More

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    Police establishes no ill intent by male driver in approach of student at international school
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Singapore Police Force (SPF) has stated that the male driver involved in the incidents of students being approached by strangers in van has no ill intenion, adding that investigations into the other unrelated incident involving a female driver is ongoing. The Police also said Read More

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