Daily Archives: 2018-05-18

    Onus is on ruling party lawmakers to hold their leader accountable at all times
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Han Lang Following the recent electoral result across the causeway, many observers have listed the key points we can learn. A recent commentary in our national newspaper listed five takeaways for Singapore – including the question of how ready our institutions are Read More

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    PM Mahathir: Malaysian government will review all foreign projects including KL-S’pore HSR
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    There has been uncertainty over mega infrastructure projects like the HSR after the unexpected win of Pakatan Harapan, the opposition coalition led by Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad, The new Malaysian government will review all foreign contracts and projects, including the 350km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore Read More

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    Train breakdown along EWL on Friday late afternoon
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Another train disruption occurred along the East West Line (EWL) at about 5pm on Friday (18 May). According to the tweet by transport operator SMRT, it was caused by a train fault. Two tweets from commuters were posted at 5:03pm and 5:06pm, urging SMRT Read More

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    Discover Chinatown through Promenade Theatre
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Drama Box, a theatre group known for creating works that study the relationship people share with the place they live, introduces Chinatown Crossings – a unique promenade theatre that will take audiences on a journey of time through the streets of Kreta Ayer. Read More

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    AG and the legacy of rotten durians
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Tan Wah Piow How many durian lovers in Singapore are aware that the present Attorney-General Lucien Wong had, on 8 January 2018, used the imagery of the most famous Malaysian durian Mao Shan Wang to describe the work of the Attorney General’s Read More

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    Using CPF LIFE as investment income
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Chris Kuan Good question from a friend who asks what do I think of CPF LIFE as a person who has to use his wits to invest for his retirement income. First my thoughts about what a retirement portfolio should have. In Read More

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    Parliamentary questions for 18 May 2018
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Last updated on May 20th, 2018 at 12:06 amThe Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Friday, 18 May 2018 for the 77th session of the 13th Parliament. *13 oral questions and 14 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the Read More

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    Singapore can either support more people or it cannot, with its severe constrain of space
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Terence Lim As I skimmed through the front page this morning, I burst out laughing. The minister’s comment about not having enough land directly contradicts the propaganda that the government is sending to its people. Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong said Read More

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    Illogical reasoning by Minister Wong for not addressing HDB lease problem?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    If supporting a 6.9 million population is not a problem – why has land for public housing suddenly become a serious problem now? I refer to the speech by Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong for Debate on President’s Address in Parliament on 17 Read More

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    Chan says that SMEs need to innovate but does not seem to understand the difficulties businesses face
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Speaking at the SME Technology and Innovation Day on Tuesday (15 May), Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that innovation was essential for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to grow and innovate. This was to “maintain a vibrant and competitive economy” and Read More

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