Daily Archives: 2018-03-06

    Grace Fu wants Sylvia to apologise but she has yet to apologise to Yuhua residents herself
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In Parliament today (6 Mar), Minister Grace Fu joined in to ask Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim to apologise to the House before the end of Parliament’s sitting on Thursday (8 Mar). Ms Lim has earlier alleged on 1 March that the government had Read More

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    Australian rock melons linked to outbreak of human listeriosis recalled from stores in Singapore
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has recalled Australian rock melons sold in stores in Singapore, which have been linked to an outbreak of human listeriosis in Australia. The Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) had earlier notified AVA of a recall in Australia Read More

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    Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods to hold public hearings from 14 March
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods – Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures stated that it will hold public hearings to consider oral evidence presented by experts, industry stakeholders and members of the public on 14-16, 22-23, and 27-29 March 2018 at Parliament’s Public Read More

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    Lawrence Wong counts surplus used for MRT lines as “giving back” to S’poreans
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In Parliament today (6 Mar), National Development Minister Lawrence Wong told the House that all of the $7.7 billion additional surplus for the present financial year (FY2017) are being given back to Singaporeans. Earlier, the PAP government announced that this FY has seen Read More

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    AWARE: Criminal justice amendments will ease the pursuit of justice for sexual assault survivors
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    AWARE in a statement, voice its support to the move to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) and the Evidence Act to enhance protection for complainants of sexual and child abuse offences in investigative and court processes. “AWARE was keenly involved in providing Read More

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    Legislative changes to strengthen Singapore’s Criminal Justice Framework
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) announced that it has tabled the Criminal Justice Reform Bill and the Evidence (Amendment) Bill for First Reading in Parliament on last Wednesday (28 February). It stressed that the proposed amendments are a major step in the Government’s Read More

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    Johor Council of Royal Court condemns use and manipulation of Johor Crown Prince’s statement
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The Johor Council of Royal Court is taking actions against local social-political site, The Independent SG (TISG) for a report made on 5 March which involved the Johor Crown Prince, Tourism Minister, Nazri Aziz and Malaysian businessman Robert Kuok. TISG reported that the Johor Crown Prince Read More

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    National Jobs Bank: More tightening, but no statistics?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Why “no statistics” on the National Jobs Bank? I refer to the article “Parliament: Tighter rules to support Singaporeans and raise quality of foreign workforce” (Straits Times, Mar 5). It states that more companies will have to give Singaporeans a chance to apply Read More

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