Daily Archives: 2018-05-21

    Netizens lambast transport minister for saying ‘When a system is very unreliable, that is the time to pump in more resources’
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament on last Friday (18 May) that when a transport system is very unreliable, that is the time to pump in more resources into the system and the operating company cannot be punished by reducing fares. Read More

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    Comparing Heng Swee Keat and Chan Chun Sing, the latter is like a schoolboy
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The United States and China have agreed to ease tensions on their trade war earlier today (21 May). Earlier this year, the Trump administration had imposed tariffs on solar panels, washing machines, steel and aluminium imports. This sparked China to retaliate by slapping additional tariffs on 128 US imports that are estimated Read More

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    Citizens’ reactions to PM Lee’s speech, ‘More than one qualified candidate for next prime minister’
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    “More than one qualified candidate to succeed me; and I certainly expects a clear front-runner to emerge before Singapore’s next general election,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in the Parliament on Wednesday (16 May). PM Lee said, “We are fortunate that this Read More

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    How much do you have to earn to hire a foreign domestic worker in Singapore?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by ValuePenguin Just how much does one have to earn to afford a foreign domestic worker in Singapore today? And which jobs provide enough income? We explore this issue by digging into the data. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were 246,800 foreign Read More

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    Train service disruption along East West Line and North South Line on Monday morning
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Following successive delays last week, the train service was disrupted this morning again (21 May) along the East-West Line. A rider also mentioned that on North South Line towards Marina Bay was also very packed. This time no official explanation offered by SMRT. Read More

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    PM Lee said PAP mad to raise GST in GE2015 but now says they’re giving notice for raising GST
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    On Sat (19 May), PM Lee rushed to KL and managed to talk to the new Malaysian PM Mahathir for half an hour. PM Lee went to KL to personally congratulate Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad for his coalition’s historic win at the recent Read More

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    GST hike: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low The government thought it was being clever in announcing the impending GST hike early. The calculus: by giving Singaporeans at least three years’ heads-up, they would have time to bite the bullet and brace themselves for a GST increase to Read More

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    Will Dr Tan Cheng Bock play the role of Dr Mahathir in Singapore politics?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Han Lang Notwithstanding the public anger over rising costs and the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, there is no doubt that the presence of Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad in the opposition coalition helped to sway votes towards Pakatan Harapan (PH) on Read More

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    Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while SG govt wants to stop “fake news”
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In a recent interview with Malaysiakini, a Malaysian alternative news site, Mr Anwar Ibrahim who was released from prison on Wednesday (May 16), has expressed his appreciation to Malaysiakini. “At a time when we had massive restrictions, where the media was nothing but Read More

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