Daily Archives: 2018-06-06

    Pro-PAP fanpage spreads misinformation about GST cuts in Malaysia
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    “Fabrication about The PAP”, a pro-establishment Facebook fanpage is creating much confusion amongst Singaporeans and Malaysians after posting up two receipts from Malaysia, claiming that prices had gone up despite Goods and Services being cut to zero per cent by the new Malaysian Government. Read More

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    Netizens support Malaysia replacing the GST with SST, voicing benefit of the latter
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    Malaysia will implement the sales and services tax (SST) in September 2018 to replace the goods and services tax (GST). Earlier, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters after the country’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (30 May) that the Finance Ministry will Read More

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    “Your Hard Truths isn’t necessary the same as my Hard Truths”
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Chris Kuan As the old football chant goes “here we go, here we go, here we go”, good old smack down of former editor who dared suggest the ministers speak plainly. “Plain speech is also about telling hard truths” thundered the Press Read More

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    UNLEASH: What happens when 1000 youths gather to spark ideas for a better world?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Tan Yi Han It can be tough being a child, torn by the stress of school and relationships but without the experience to cope with it. With the aid of the virtual reality (VR) content created by Adila Sayyed and her team Read More

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    International think-tank says world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The 12th edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) report, produced by the international think-tank the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), revealed that the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade. The 2018 GPI reveals a world in which the Read More

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    Chan not ok with social enclaves forming in public housing but ok in private condos?
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Speaking at Temasek Holding’s Ecosperity conference yesterday (5 Jun), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that Singapore must avoid the formation of any social enclaves here. He added that the Government will “further refine” the design of precincts and HDB flats Read More

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    Chan Chun Sing, the millionaire Parrot Man?
    By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

    “One day, two speeches, full of fluff and nothing original”. Quite unfortunately – and even shockingly – we are not taking about some mid-level bureaucrat here but someone who could potentially be our next Prime Minister. Yesterday, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Read More

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    GIC suffers 60% loss as it invests in Vietnamese taxi company during a time when ride-hailing apps are on the rise
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    According to an article in the Tiền Phong newspaper, Singapore’s Government Investment Corporation (GIC) had realised a 60% loss over 4 years after it sold 5.4 million shares in Vietnamese taxi operator Vinasun. The taxi operator was operating a fleet of 5,000 taxis and was mainly Read More

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    What would Dr Goh Keng Swee have made of all this?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Dr Goh Keng Swee is known as a visionary, reformer and economic architect of Singapore. He was also a stickler for plain English, urging civil servants to communicate in no-frills, non-verbose style. In a speech in 1979, then Prime Minister Read More

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    Serve the nation, and not the political appointees, please
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Han Lang Most of us would probably not have heard of one Lim Yuin Chien – until 5 June 2018 when he decided to “speak up” on behalf of the Government who must have felt insulted by The Straits Times’ Editor-at-large Han Read More

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