Monthly Archives: June 2018

    Malaysian government is looking into the need to do away with the mandatory death penalty
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail stated on Friday (29 June) that the Malaysian government is looking into the need to make amendments to do away with the mandatory death penalty in legislation pertaining to criminal offences. She said Read More

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    Malaysian government to sell luxury goods seized during 1MDB investigations
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has stated in an interview with the Associated Press on Friday (29 June) that the Malaysian government will sell most of the huge stash of jewellery, handbags and luxury goods seized in 1MDB investigations from premises linked to Read More

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    Social welfare in Singapore: “The distinction being doing and theorising/teaching is mostly an unhelpful one”
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Prof Donald Low, an academic and former associate dean of LKY school of public policy wrote a Facebook post on Saturday to complement on a commentary written by Ms Cindy Ng, a social worker on why current social welfare policies are sometimes flawed Read More

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    International columnist: PAP’s high Ministerial salaries cannot be justified given their mediocre performance
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Writing for international website The News Lens on Friday (29 Jun), columnist Justin Hugo opined that the high ministerial salaries for PAP leader cannot be justified given their mediocre performance. “After living in a bigger country, it is very difficult for me to wrap Read More

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    Crown prince of Johor thanked Singapore Government for assistance during past water crises
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The crown prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, thanked Singaporean Government for helping Johor during the drought seasons and at times when it experiences water crisis. Tweeting a post on JOHOR Southern Tiger account on Thursday (28 June), the prince wrote, “We have Read More

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    MPs not only pay $365 yearly for HDB carpark, some have policemen reserving carpark lot for them too
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    It has been reported that elected Members of Parliament (MPs) pay only S$365 for an annual HDB carpark permit. This works out to S$1 per day parking at HDB carparks. The huge concession is supposed to allow them to park at HDB estates Read More

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    Is it possible to pay top dollar and get monkeys?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Conventional wisdom says that if you pay peanuts you get monkeys, and the more executives are paid, the better they perform. Not so, according to many studies. The most comprehensive study so far was undertaken by corporate-governance research firm MSCI Read More

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    SP Group’s announcement of increase in electricity tariffs should help Hyflux
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Yesterday (29 Jun), SP Group announced that electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 6.9 per cent or 1.50 cents per kWh from Jul 1 to Sep 30 this year, compared to the previous quarter. “The increase is mainly due to the Read More

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    oBike ordered to remove bikes or pay to reclaim bikes from LTA
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Bicycle sharing operator oBike has been ordered to remove its entire 14,000-strong fleet by next Wednesday (July 4) and if the company or its liquidator fail to do so, it would have to pay to reclaim the bicycles impounded by the Land Transport Authority Read More

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    $1 billion may sound like a huge amount in GST vouchers but in reality, does it really help the average Singaporean?
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    As the Goods & Service Tax (GST) is set to increase to 9 per cent beyond the next General Election, the government has unveiled a raft of sweeteners to make the journey seem less arduous. The Straits Times has announced via an attractive Read More

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