Daily Archives: 2018-03-07

    Hoarding reserves for hard times is the strategy of a chipmunk
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Ryan Ong I hear a lot of people say keeping our reserves is a good idea, because we may need it in hard times. Well, you know what helps a country to survive hard times? Take a look at countries that, instead Read More

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    Feeling lost in our own country, Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Raj Singh I don’t know how Singaporeans feel but I feel that the country isn’t ours. No, don’t get me wrong. Nothing to do with locals, Permanent Residents, foreign workforce and etc. Purely to do with how it is governed. On the Read More

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    Khaw Boon Wan says cheap fares are popular but not sustainable. Gets whacked by netizens
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament on Wednesday (7 March) that the fare formula for public transport is being reviewed to better track total costs, as the Ministry of Transportation (MOT)’s budget rises for upcoming infrastructure upgrades. He said that while Singapore’s transport Read More

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    MOM tightens Jobs Bank advertising requirements while companies flout rules
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In Parliament on Monday (5 Mar), Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say announced expanding the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) to give Singaporeans fair access to more high-quality jobs. “We will expand the requirement to advertise jobs on the national Jobs Bank before EP (employment Read More

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    Slow train travel along NSL this Wednesday morning
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    The Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) trains experienced another disruptions this morning (7 Mar) resulting in slow speed and congestion along the North South Line (NSL), without clarification from SMRT. The problem started early around 6am according to a commuter’s tweet: Smrt fking Read More

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    Using Grace Fu’s arguments, MP Charles Chong should also apologise to WP
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In Parliament yesterday (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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    TOC’s submission to Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Summary This submission argues that Singapore currently possesses more than enough existing laws to deal with falsehoods and their consequences that may affect citizens and therefore, no further legislation needs to be introduced at this time. Furthermore, “falsehoods” as described by the government Read More

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    LTA: Registration of E-scooters to be implemented by end 2018
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    It has been announced in Parliament today that all e-scooter owners will have to register with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) somewhere at end of the year and have identification stickers pasted prominently on their devices to deter reckless behaviour and to facilitate Read More

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    Ms Grace Fu, please be objective and use some common sense
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by N Chan I read the latest news that Ms Grace Fu, leader of the House of Parliament in Singapore, has issued a statement (more of a threat) in parliament that Workers’ Party MP Sylvia Lim should apologise for the “test balloon” claim Read More

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    Discussions over Grace Fu’s demand for Sylvia’s apology on her GST hike comments
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    As all have known by now, Leader of the House and Minister from the People’s Action Party, Grace Fu demanded Workers’ Party’s Chairman and MP for Aljunied GRC, Sylvia Lim on Tuesday, to apologise and withdraw her allegation that the Government had floated Read More

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