Monthly Archives: January 2018

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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Couple fined $9000 for giving false address and lying to police officer to enroll their child in a popular school in Bishan

A couple was fined $9,000 for giving a false residential address in order to enroll their child into a popular school in the Bishan area. The parents cannot be named to protect the identity of their child. The child’s mother, 36, was fined S$5,000 for lying about the family’s address to the vice-principal of the school. While, her husband, 38, was fined …

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Sandi Tan wins Best Director award for World Cinema Documentary at Sundance Film Festival with her rebooted “Shirkers”

Singapore-born filmmaker Sandi Tan won the Best Director award for her film “Shirkers” for World Cinema Documentary at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah on Sunday (28 January). Tan was a film critic at The Straits Times from 1995 to 1997 and is currently a Los Angeles-based novelist. She was nominated in the World Cinema Documentary Competition …

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Ong Ye Kung: 4G leadership need not be constrained by “artificial deadline” to select new leader

Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung has said that the country’s fourth generation leadership team need not be constrained by an “artificial deadline” to select a new leader among themselves. This was said at the sidelines of a community event in Yishun on Sunday (28 January), in response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s earlier remarks that …

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PM Lee: No deputy PM in Cabinet reshuffle

Speaking to Singapore media in New Delhi as he wrapped up his visits to Sri Lanka and India, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced last Friday (26 January) that no new deputy prime ministers will be appointed during the Cabinet reshuffle, which would take place after this year’s Budget in February. The Minister was among the 10 Asean leaders attending India’s Republic …

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‘The Past is not the Past’, an exhibition to remember

“The party is not the….”, a visitor beside me squints into a portrait, trying to make out the tiny words handwritten just below it. After the words, an ‘Erica’ is signed. “The past is not the past”, I correct him. He grins and then realises. That is the name of the exhibition, after all. === It is opening night for …

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