Daily Archives: 2018-01-30

Compulsory ElderShield: No claims to premiums statistics?

I refer to the article “ElderShield committee proposes severe disability insurance scheme be made compulsory, members to start paying premiums at age 30” (Straits Times, Jan 30). It states that “ElderShield coverage should be made compulsory, including for those with pre-existing disabilities, said the committee reviewing the insurance scheme for people with severe disabilities. It also recommended that people should start paying premiums …

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Ong Ye Kung says media hijacked by “fake news” but ex-ST Editor says SG media hijacked by govt

by Vincent Low At the Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting yesterday (29 Jan), Minister Ong Ye Kung told the audience that “fake news” is one of the security threats the world faces today in addition to terrorism. He noted that “fake news” is increasingly undermining social fabric and national unity. “Propaganda has never been this powerful, and automated. The only difference …

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Train delays along EWL and NSL on Tuesday morning

The train commuters on East West Line (EWL) and North South Line (NSL) experienced delays again this morning (Tuesday, 30 Jan) with no official explanation from Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT). At 8:06am Keen posted a photo showing that Pasir Ris Station was crowded; No information was provided for the cause of the delays. @SMRT_Singapore EWL any problem?? Pasir Ris …

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SPF claims allegations against investigation officer of turning away victim in alleged sexual harassment case, unfounded and false

The Singapore Police Force has posted on its Facebook page, stating that allegations put forth by a member of public against the police are unfounded and false. In a Facebook post published on 25 Jan 2018, Kuroe Kun wrote that her female friend was allegedly molested by Youtuber Eden Ang. In her post, Kuroe Kun also made allegations against an Investigation Officer …

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Ong Ye Kung’s wife resigned from Sim Lian Group 3 weeks after Ong won GE2015

by Vincent Low Minister Ong Ye Kung was the Principal Private Secretary to Singapore’s then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong from 2002 to 2004. He then became the Chief Executive of Workforce Development Agency (WDA, now known as Workforce Singapore) and following that, the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC. In 2011 General Election, Ong contested as part of the 5-member …

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Athletics dives deeper into the dump

Technical Director uses vulgarities on Singapore athletes. He also has a relationship with a female athlete, which many view as unethical. Singapore’s national track and field Technical Director Volker Hermann may have signed his exit out of Singapore if an email of his antics at the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur in August last year is anything to go …

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