Daily Archives: 2018-03-16

Singapore Police approves procession permit for St Patrick’s Day with no restrictions on the playing of musical instruments

The Singapore Police has announced that a procession permit has been issued for St Patrick’s Day happening this weekend and a public entertainment licence has also been granted for the festival. The procession is scheduled to be carried out between 3pm to 5pm on Sunday (18 March), and there are no restrictions on the playing of musical instruments. The police said in …

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Sponsored post to advertise govt job portal met with criticism from citizens with their personal experience

The Singapore Government has created a job portal,“mycareersfuture.sg” for citizens who are looking for opportunities, saying that it is a newer, smarter way to find the next job opportunity. Workforce Singapore – WSB Facebook page shared the link to job portal via a sponsored post. But instead of getting comments from citizens that they are glad that the government is coming up …

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Net increase in foreign PMETs last year

The Straits Times (ST) splashed on the front page today (16 Mar) with the headline, “Fewer foreigners, more locals in workforce last year“. It reported that the number of foreigners working in Singapore fell by 32,000 last year – the biggest in 15 years, ST said. However, ST did acknowledge that the decline was mostly due to fewer work permit …

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Train service disruption along DTL on Friday morning

The Down Town Line (DTL) experienced a short service delay this Friday morning (16 Mar), with an explanation from the transport operator, SBS Transit only after the disruption to service was over. Commuters posted information on the disruption on TATA SMRT Facebook: Ah Yen posted at 8 am: Stuck at Botanical Gardens. DTL not moving. John Robert Lee shared MRT …

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Singapore ranked 34th in World Happiness Report 2018, Finland takes top position

The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants. This year, Singapore is ranked 34th, a drop from 2017’s ranking of 26th. Overall rankings of country happiness are based on the pooled results from Gallup World Poll surveys from 2015-2017, and show both change and stability. All the …

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UN Human Rights Office condemns execution for drug-related offences in Singapore

BANGKOK (16 March 2018) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Singaporean national Hishamrudin bin Mohd for a drug-related offence this morning, expressing concerns that he had not been able to file a clemency petition. “Under international law, the death penalty may only be used for ‘the most serious crimes’ which has been interpreted …

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