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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Chew to start jail term on 1 March for charge of misappropriating church funds

Court of Appeal has ordered that former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han is to start serving his jail term for the misappropriation of church funds on 1 March, once Chew’s one-week remand period expires, at an urgent hearing on Tuesday (27 February) morning. The apex court ordered, however, that if a district judge orders Chew’s further remand to facilitate ongoing investigations …

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SMRT questioned for implementing Kaizen methodology decades late

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit announced that it has employed the Kaizen methodology in the past months to drive transformational projects through continuous improvement. "Thanks to the teams’ efforts at improving workflow and processes, overall workplace efficiency has improved. The target is to make frequent continual improvement efforts toward efficiency gains of 50% over the next few years," SMRT stated. SMRT …

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Budget 2018: 5 ways it can affect your housing game plan

budget 2018 delivered in the Parliament House

The Budget 2018 has arrived. After months of worrying whether GST will be increasing, finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Monday that the imminent GST hike to 9% will be pushed back to 2021 onwards. Apart from the delay of GST hike, our finance Minister Heng also declared a one-off Hongbao bonus for Singaporeans above age 21. Apart from …

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45-year-old Malaysian charged for abetting Chew in alleged attempt to flee country prior to imprisonment term

A 45-year-old Malaysian was charged on Wednesday (28 February) with abetting Chew Eng Han to flee the country from Pulau Ubin jetty on a motorised sampan last Wednesday. Khoo Kea Leng allegedly received S$8,000 in cash from the former City Harvest Church leader, who was convicted in 2015 of misappropriating S$50 million of church funds. Chew, 57, was due turn himself in and begin his …

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Parliamentary questions for 28 February 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 for the 62nd session of the 13th Parliament. *4 oral questions and 1 written question have been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, 3 Government Bills will be introduced: Aviation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill. (President’s recommendation signified)  – (Minister for Transport), Criminal Justice Reform Bill …

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Fanpages by PAP supporters blatantly attribute fake quotes to Workers’ Party MP

Facebook fanpages dedicated to support leaders from the People's Action Party and to mud sling at opposition parties and civil activists, posted a series of Facebook posts on Tuesday late afternoon to attack comments made by Mr Pritam Singh, Member of Parliament of Aljunied GRC during the Budget debate in Parliament. "Fabrication about The PAP", a fanpage with 186 thousand likes, shared an …

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Parliamentary questions for 27 February 2018

The Singapore Parliament sat at 11:00am on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 for the 61st session of the 13th Parliament. *16 oral questions and 6 written questions had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, 5 Government Bills will be introduced: Competition (Amendment) Bill – (Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade)), Regulation of Imports and Exports (Amendment) …

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Train delay along NEL on Tuesday morning

There was a train disruption along the North East Line this morning (27 Feb), without official announcement from the SBS Transit. At 8:52am YuSin posted a photo on Twitter, showing commuter crowd at Sengkang MRT station platform, going towards Harbour Front: PSA: Train delay along NEL. Pictured: Sengkang MRT station platform, going towards Harbourfront. pic.twitter.com/IGEqBebNSk — YuSin (@yusintt) February 27, …

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