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Daily Archives: 2018-02-23

TOC registers with IMDA in accordance to its demand

The Online Citizen has submitted its registration form to Infocomm Media Development Authority - IMDA at 3pm, Friday (23 Feb) in response to its demand to register with the agency to declare all source of fundings and to have the directors and editors to make statuary declaration of their responsibility to the upkeep of the site and content. IMDA has earlier sent …

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Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) to be tabled in March

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has announced on Thursday (22 February) that the Ministry of Law will table the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) amendments in Parliament next week. Speaking at the sidelines of a visit to the Police Cantonment Complex he stated that suspects in certain offences will be required to have their interviews recorded on video by the middle of …

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Konsortium travel agency’s license revoked, operation ceased due to financial crisis

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced on Thursday (22 February) that it has revoked Konsortium's travel agent licence, which had been in business for around 16 years, primarily operating coach services to and from Malaysia and southern Thailand. It also stated that affected consumers who have purchased travel insurance prior to the closure should approach their insurance providers for assistance, while, …

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Renewing your mortgage loan: why, when and how you should do it

by ValuePenguin A mortgage loan is likely the biggest financial instrument an average person has to deal with in her entire life. Although it has a humongous impact on a person life, it also is one of the most foreign subjects for many, since they only have to deal with it once or twice in their lives. However, it's actually one area of …

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Defending Hong Kong and its liberal values is the only option

by Martin Lee This opinion piece is part of the Silver Lining Series written by members of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an organization of liberal and democratic parties in Asia, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this 2018. At midnight on July 1, 1997, my home, Hong Kong, a territory of then 6 1/2 million people was …

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PAP IB hard at work in getting FB page of opposition politician Lim Tean disabled

by Vincent Low Right after Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered his Budget 2018 statement in Parliament on Monday (19 Feb), opposition politician Lim Tean put up a video to give his views with regard to the government's proposed budget for FY2018. Mr Lim thought that the Budget "shirked responsibility" and did not do enough for the elderly. His online video went …

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Road closure for Chingay Parade Singapore 2018

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced the traffic arrangements for Chingay Parade Singapore 2018 which will be held on 23 February 2018 (Parade 1) and 24 February 2018 (Parade 2). To facilitate the event, the police stated that the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during the stipulated periods. During the closure, access will only be granted to police …

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Consumers in Singapore remain savvy in managing their finances

The Mastercard Consumer Purchasing Priorities Index (H2 2017) has revealed that one in five consumers in Singapore wished they had started saving earlier with 93% of consumers intending to save more or the same in the near future. Consumers continue to have a positive disposition towards financial planning and adopt good money management habits. 91% of consumers have the ability …

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Readings of ultraviolet radiation in Singapore reach “extreme” records

Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has announced that the ultraviolet radiation level in Singapore has recorded "extreme" readings this week, reaching the highest of 15 on Monday (19 February) at 1 pm and 2 pm. According to MSS, this is not the first time Singapore has hit the highest value of 15 on the index, as this was also seen at 2 …

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