Daily Archives: 2018-03-02

Hong Lim Park protest against increase of GST on 3 March

A protest against the 2% increase in GST will take place at Hong Lim Park tomorrow (3 March) 4pm to 7pm. The event is organised by Transitioning.org and will be expecting six speakers to talk about the Budget 2018. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat had earlier announced that the Goods and Service Tax (GST) will be increased from 7% to 9% between …

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Singapore Zoo marks World Wildlife Day with 2018 conservation campaign together for wildlife

Over 200 preschool children marched together on a conservation education ‘Walk for Wildlife’ at Singapore Zoo today, held in conjunction with World Wildlife Day (3 March), marking the launch of a new conservation campaign by parent company Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), ‘Together for Wildlife’, which is calling on communities, businesses and individuals to come together to protect the future of …

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RSF condemns Singapore’s plan to ban media coverage of terrorist attacks

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement to the media, condemns the absurd provisions of a bill unveiled this week in Singapore that would prohibit photo and video reporting from the scene of a terrorist attack and would result in serious violations of media freedom. A ban on media coverage when most needed by the public is, in essence, the …

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Service disruptions spur complaints about EWL and NEL

There were train service disruption occurred this morning along the East West Line and North East Line, with no explanation from the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport. At 9:06 Selina C tweeted there was a train delay on EWL while commenting about the new folded train seats: https://twitter.com/Scbtinqzxc/status/969378457888079872 Other commuters also tweeted complain to the SMRT: Thankyou SMRT, Im gonna be …

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For the sake of resident, Town Council should be managed by MND or HDB

by Tan Kwong Moh An article titled "Charles Chong's million-dollar surplus claim in General Election 2015" had appeared in The Online citizen on 17 Jan 2018. Inside the article, we are reminded how the saga surrounding Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) continues after Workers' Party won the GRC in 2011, and how Mr Charles Chong, who is now the Member of Parliament and Town Council Chairman for Punggol …

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Removal of S$50,000 Issue Limit for Singapore Savings Bonds

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that the S$50,000 Issue Limit for the Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) will be removed from 1 March 2018. MAS stated that the removal of the Issue Limit will simplify the SSB programme, allowing investors to apply for a larger amount of a particular SSB issue. The Individual Limit will remain at S$100,000. …

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Fatal work accident at worksite for Thomson–East Coast Line

A worker fell from a raised working platform in a tunnel that connects to Lentor station, which is currently under construction for the Thomson–East Coast Line, on Thursday (1 March) at 3.35 am. In a statement, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated that it is deeply saddened by a fatal accident. The worker fell from a raised working platform in the …

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Chee Soon Juan: Create problem, exacerbate problem, then make people pay for problem

by Chee Soon Juan “TICKING TIME BOMB”, “tsunami”, “unprecedented”. Scary words but words, nevertheless, used to describe the not-so-small problem of Singapore's ageing population. Indeed, this year marks the sobering point where, for the first time in our history, the proportion of folks 65 years and older matches that of younger ones (less than 15). Extrapolating into the future, the elderly …

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