Monthly Archives: May 2018

    Indian PM, Modi visits Singapore at PM Lee’s invitation
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his three-day official visit to Singapore today (31 May) at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Together with PM Lee, Mr Modi will start by attending a business event at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Read More

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    As Singapore clinging stubbornly onto old ways, Malaysia progresses with review of its draconian laws
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Ghui As Malaysia takes the progressive approach of reviewing the suitability of some of its laws, Singapore holds on tight to its old ways despite many voicing that these laws are too oppressive or redundant in the face of other existing legislation. One Read More

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    FAS must stop behaving like it is above other sports
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Al Tham The arrogance of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is reflected in its comments after failing to make it to the Asian Games 2018. Singapore Under-23 team had failed to gain a nomination from the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to Read More

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    Scrapped High-Speed Rail cannot possibly pay for itself
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Prof Donald Low The Singaporeans who think that the High-Speed Rail (HSR) to Kuala Lumpur can pay for itself are delusional. At nearly S$40 billion, that’s the cost of three or four aboveground MRT lines in Singapore. Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product is Read More

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    PAP TCs to increase conservancy charges from 1 June as second-tier increment
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    It has been announced earlier that service and conservancy charges (S&CC) at all 15 People’s Action Party (PAP) town councils (TCs) will be increased from tomorrow (1 Jun) for the second time in two years. The 15 PAP Town Councils involved are: Ang Read More

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    Tun M’s power plays and Singapore politics
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by James Lee Less than a month after being swept into power as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir had already implemented a few policies. Notable of most, and closely watched by Singaporeans, is the scrapping of the GST, and the Read More

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    Retiring Ministers praised for good work by PM, but remembered by people for their unforgettable quotes
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Speaking at the appreciation dinner for Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Mr Lim Swee Say and Mr Lim Hng Kiang on Wednesday(30 May), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that political renewal has always been a key priority for the People’s Action Party (PAP). The premier said that it Read More

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    Are premium brand mattresses worth the cost?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by ValuePenguin Given that people spend almost 30% of their lives sleeping, it’s not surprising that they are willing to shell out thousands of dollars on mattresses. But, are these brand name mattresses really worth your money? People spend almost 30% of their lives Read More

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    Crowdfunded home loans: Could they help you purchase your dream home?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by ValuePenguin Crowdfunding has democratised all types of financing. Crowdfunding home lenders have emerged in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, which led us to explore potential implications for consumers if these platforms were to expand into Singapore. Becoming a homeowner is complicated Read More

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    Malaysia discontinue legal proceedings against Singapore concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The new Malaysia government has dropped two cases by the previous administration against Singapore relating to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s original Judgment of 23 May 2008 in the case concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge. Ministry of Foreign Read More

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