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Daily Archives: 2018-05-24

Pink Dot 10: We are ready for a truly equal and inclusive Singapore

Come July 21 this year, Pink Dot SG, Singapore’s landmark LGBTQ-affirming event, marks its milestone tenth edition with an expanded array of activities and a strong message to Singaporeans. “For the past nine editions, Pink Dot has worked hard to win the hearts and minds of Singaporeans, to help bring the message of inclusion and diversity to everyone on this …

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SBS Transit apologises for Thursday’s service disruption along Downtown Line

SBS Transit, train service operator for the Down Town Line (DTL), has offered an apology in a post on its Facebook for the severe train service disruption that occurred this morning (24 May) with no official announcement, causing massive confusion among the commuters. “We apologise that no alerts were issued and to all affected passengers, we are sorry for the …

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Lee Kuan Yew specifically asked to meet Rosmah after Najib became PM

Two months after Najib Razak became PM of Malaysia in Apr 2009, late Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, together with a group of Singapore ministers paid a visit to the Malaysian government in Kuala Lumpur. Strangely in that visit, MM Lee specifically made a special request to the Malaysian government that he wanted to meet Rosmah, Najib’s wife. Rosmah was …

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Ezbuy raises US$17.6 million in pre-series C funding

ezbuy.sg, Singapore’s first and largest global shopping platform, announced on Thursday (24 May) that they have successfully raised a total of US$17.6 million in Pre-Series C funding. The round of funding was co-led by several venture capitalist firms in the region, including IDG, Ventech, Sky9, VKC and CGC. A home-grown company and one of the pioneers of e-commerce platforms in Singapore …

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Haze-linked APP under fire, loses support from Greenpeace

Indonesian haze-linked firm Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has failed to address the cancellation of ties with green group Greenpeace over allegations that it was still destroying forests for pulpwood. On 16 May, Greenpeace shared in its statement that it has put these allegations to APP/Sinar Mas. “The group failed to provide a credible response or take meaningful action. As …

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Rights are not handed on a silver platter but to be fought for

by M Ravi The article, “Time to rebuild the Malaysian judiciary” by Malaysiakini critically examines the lack of independence in the Malaysian judiciary, presence of non -financial corruption and calls for reform. Malaysia could be possibly setting a new standard for open discussion for Singapore and as to why contempt of court laws should not be readily used against citizens …

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Child education in Singapore: How much it really costs and how to save on it

by ValuePenguin Kiasu parents in Singapore are willing to spend as much as they can to give their children the best education they can afford. But, how much do extracurricular classes and summer camps actually cost? We investigate this topic and also provide some tips on how to reduce this cost without compromising the quality of your child’s education. Because primary …

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To preserve coherence and consistency of their worldview, pro-establishment are willing to put Singapore-Malaysia relations at risk

by Donald Low After my Malayan road trip, I’ve been wondering why so many pro-Establishment folks in Singapore, including the mainstream media, PAP IBs, even some former senior civil servants, seem so keen to see the Mahathir government fail. The most common reason given is that Mahathir wasn’t very friendly to Singapore when he was PM, and that he’s asked …

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