Daily Archives: 2018-03-02

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat seeks retraction of statement from Sylvia Lim on GST increase
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has just issued a statement on Friday evening to ask Member of Parliament of Aljunied GRC, Ms Slyvia Lim to retract her statement in Parliament made on Thursday. Ms Lim questioned the decision of the Government to raise Read More

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    Hong Lim Park protest against increase of GST on 3 March
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    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 Read More

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    Singapore Zoo marks World Wildlife Day with 2018 conservation campaign together for wildlife
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    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 Read More

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    RSF condemns Singapore’s plan to ban media coverage of terrorist attacks
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    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 Read More

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    Josephine Teo: We give citizenship to FTs who can contribute, integrate well and sink roots here
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In Parliament yesterday (1 Mar), Minister in Prime Minister Office Josephine Teo said that Singapore population is likely to be “significantly below” 6.9 million by 2030. In 2013, the PAP government pushed out a white paper which projected that Singapore population would hit Read More

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    Service disruptions spur complaints about EWL and NEL
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    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 Read More

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    For the sake of resident, Town Council should be managed by MND or HDB
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    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 Read More

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    Removal of S$50,000 Issue Limit for Singapore Savings Bonds
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    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 Read More

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    Fatal work accident at worksite for Thomson–East Coast Line
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    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 Read More

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    Chee Soon Juan: Create problem, exacerbate problem, then make people pay for problem
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    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 Read More

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