Daily Archives: 2018-04-17

Desmond Kuek to step down as SMRT’s CEO

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) chief executive Desmond Kuek is said to step down after five-and-half-years at the helm and former chief of defence force Neo Kian Hong is expected to be his successor. Currently, Mr Neo is permanent secretary for defence development. He had succeeded Mr Kuek as Chief of Defence Force in 2010. According to the Straits Times, …

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Temasek signs agreement to buy nearly $5 billion worth of shares from Bayer

Bayer announced that the Singapore investment company Temasek Holdings has signed an agreement on Monday (16 April) to subscribe to 31 million new shares of Bayer, corresponding to around 3.6 percent of the capital stock, for total gross proceeds of 3 billion euros (S$4.9 billion). The German drugmaker stated that under the agreement, Bayer is to issue to a subsidiary of …

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Train service disruption along EWL and NSL on Tuesday morning

This Tuesday morning (17 Apr), train service was first disrupted along the East West Line (EWL) followed by the North-South Line (NSL), again without official information given on its media platforms by the transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) At 8:30am Joepan posted a tweet wondering why the train stopped for too long at Eunos: @SMRT_Singapore why is the …

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Oxford Project Southeast Asia calls on Select Committee to issue immediate and public apology for unacceptable treatment of Dr Thum

Trustees of Oxford Project Southeast Asia have signed a joint statement to express “in the strongest possible terms our concern regarding the treatment of Dr PJ Thum in recent hearings of the Singapore government’s Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehood”. In the statement, the trustees note that Dr PJ Thum was subjected to  six hours of questioning by the Minister …

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Lift ban on films on ex-detainees, says filmmaker

by See Tong Ming, Martyn In their opinion piece “History is not the preserve of historians” (ST, April 10), Mr Desmond Lee and Dr Janil Puthucheary emphasized that “the history of Singapore is a matter of concern to all Singaporeans because it is our story – citizens, journalists, politicians and historians.” I agree. Historical narrative cannot be the preserve of one …

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