Daily Archives: 2018-02-21

Chew Eng Han arrested for attempting to flee country in a motorised sampan

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han was arrested on Wednesday morning (21 February) for attempting to flee the country in a motorised sampan. Chew, 57, one of six church leaders convicted in 2015 of misappropriating S$50 million of church funds, was due turn himself in and begin his jail term …

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Prudential enters Singapore Book of Records with country’s longest-ever prosperity toss

A new entry in the Singapore Book of Records was created today as Prudential Singapore (Prudential) welcomed the Lunar New Year with Singapore’s longest-ever prosperity salad toss (Yu Sheng). More than 800 Prudential employees tossed their way through a 343-meter long dragon-themed Yu Sheng arrangement that trailed across Prudential Singapore’s corporate office, PRU Workplayce. Mr Andreas Rosenthal, Chief Financial Officer, …

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Facebook account of opposition politician, Lim Tean terminated after posting negative response about Budget 2018

The Facebook account of popular and outspoken opposition politician Mr Lim Tean appears to have been killed off by Facebook early today, coincidentally as his anti-budget 2018 speech video went viral around Singapore. In response to TOC’s query, Lim Tean who is also a lawyer, informed that his page had been working just fine, he had posted a Chinese New Year greeting on …

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Malaysian flight attendant: Work in Singapore and retire in Malaysia

by Vincent Low A Malaysian flight attendant Yow Zi Jian wrote on quora.com last Friday (16 Feb) that his preference would be to work in Singapore and retire back in Malaysia. (source) Explaining his preference to work in Singapore, he said, “The strong SGD can make you a king if it was converted back into other weaker currencies such as MYR & …

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Budget 2018: 587,200 lower-income workers worry about GST hike?

I refer to the article “Singapore Budget 2018: Lower-income groups worry about GST hike” ( Straits Times, Feb 20). The article writes, “With the impending goods and services tax (GST) hike, Mr Tony Teng, 43, worries about his young family’s growing expenses. The ambulance driver supports his one-year-old daughter, pregnant wife and elderly parents on a $1,800 monthly salary. Lower-income …

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