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Daily Archives: 2018-04-02

Civil Society criticises Singapore’s Select Committee hearings

Below is the statement signed by individuals who have partaken in the hearing conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. Complaints on how the hearing was conducted and the way how the summary was written have been submitted to the Chairman of the committee, Mr Charles Chong. Open public consultations are a rarity under Singapore’s current administration. As such, …

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Paying for a polytechnic diploma in Singapore: is it worth your money?

by ValuePenguin In the past year, there has been a lot of focus on improving social inclusivity through better education system. Polytechnics are at the centre of this issue, with the Ministry of Education planning to consolidate their course offerings to help polytech students to better compete in the job market. To assess how effective polytechnic education currently is in improving students career …

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How to analyse crowdfunding loans as an investor

by ValuePenguin Crowdfunding loans are a great opportunity for SMEs and individual investors alike. These loans allow SMEs to access financing that may otherwise be out of reach, which is provided by investors that are able to receive competitive returns. Because loans are investments, individuals must carefully consider the opportunities available before contributing to these campaigns. Here, we discuss factors for investors to consider when …

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Six long hours proving nothing

by Chng Suan Tze At the Select Committee Hearing on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, absolutely nothing was brought up as to why there is a need to have more legislation to combat deliberate online falsehoods. Historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s (PJ) submission said there was no need because there was already enough legislation to take care of deliberate online falsehoods. However the …

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URA releases flash estimate of 1st Quarter 2018 private residential property price index

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has released the flash estimate of the price index for private residential property for first quarter 2018, saying that there is an increase of 3.1%, compared to the 0.8% increase in the previous quarter. While, prices of non-landed private residential properties increased by 5 percent in Core Central Region (CCR), compared to the 1.4 percent increase …

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900,000 HDB households to receive GST voucher rebate in April

Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced on Monday (2 April) that about 900,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next installment of the GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate in April. The rebate is part of the permanent GST Voucher scheme and is distributed every three months, which helps HDB households offset part of their utilities bills and serves to …

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