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Daily Archives: 2018-02-22

Iswaran launches roadmap for marine sector to create 1,500 new jobs to replace 40,000 lost last 2 years

by Vincent Low Minister of Trade and Industry Iswaran launched the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for the marine and offshore engineering industry sector on Thursday (22 Feb). It is envisaged that 1,500 new jobs will be added to the marine and offshore engineering sector through this roadmap, which was developed by EDB together with other govt agencies. The roadmap is supposed to …

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How many HDB flats had difficulty paying in the history of the HDB?

I refer to Vincent Low’s article “32,000 out of 405,000 HDB households in mortgage arrears of over three months” (theonlinecitizen, Feb 22). It states that “over the last three years, of a total of about 405,000 households with outstanding HDB loans, about 32,000 households (or 7.9%) were in mortgage arrears of three months or more. Of these 32,000 households, almost …

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CCS to further assess strategic alliance between ComfortDelGro and Uber and proposed acquisition of Lion City Holdings

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) listed 10 issues that require further in-depth assessment of the Strategic Alliance between ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited and Uber Technologies, Inc. and the Proposed Acquisition of Lion City Holdings Pte. Ltd. CCS stated that it received notifications from the companies on 11 December 2017 in relation to whether a strategic alliance pursuant to a Commercial Collaboration Agreement between CDG …

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Saudi kicks Changi Airports consortium out 10 months after it won tender

by Vincent Low It was reported in Saudi news media yesterday (21 Feb) that the Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has kicked the consortium led by Singapore Govt-linked Changi Airports International (CAI) out from a deal to operate and manage Saudi's new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA). The announcement came 10 months after CAI …

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Are sub-standard laws applicable only for Singaporeans?

by Tan Wah Piow Will the Law Minister of Singapore explain in plain English why a Canadian defendant, if convicted of burglary would be spared the cane, while the same corporal punishment would be meted out against its own citizens? I am referring to the Singapore Government’s assurance to the UK authorities on the extradition of David James Roach to …

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32,000 out of 405,000 HDB households in mortgage arrears of over three months

by Vincent Low In Parliament on Monday (19 Feb), a question was asked with regard to the number of HDB households which have been in arrears of or have defaulted in their mortgage payments. In its written reply, the National Development Ministry said that over the last three years, of a total of about 405,000 households with outstanding HDB loans, about 32,000 …

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Indonesia declares disaster alerts for South Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan.

The threat of forest and land fires continues to increase with the dry weather in some areas of forest and land fires, therefore, four Indonesian provinces have declared disaster alerts, which are South Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan. The Indonesian government established the emergency alert status of the areas based on the consideration of the establishment of several districts in …

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Half dished justice is akin to serving none at all

by Willy Sum I make reference to your post about the upcoming extradition of the "Standard Charted Robber" to Singapore to face our Justice system. Like most citizens, we were at first delighted to hear news of the Head of Commonwealth cooperating with us in ensuring "Justice has long arms" but are now arm twisting the Judicial process instead, to secure …

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Transcript of Lim Tean’s speech on Budget 2018

Transcript of lawyer and opposition politician, Lim Tean's speech on Budget 2018.  My Fellow Singaporeans. A few moments ago the finance minister Heng Swee Keat finished delivering the government’s budget to Parliament. Now it was a long budget speech and necessitated a 15 minute break in between.  I will be studying the details of the budget carefully, and I’m sure that …

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Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announces results for Bug Bounty Programme 2018

Minister of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that its Bug Bounty Programme commenced on 15 January 2018 and successfully concluded on 4 February 2018. The ministry stated that selected white hat hackers were invited to test eight major MINDEF Internet-facing systems for vulnerabilities or bugs, and received rewards (bounties) for doing so. HackerOne, an international bug bounty company, was engaged to …

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