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Daily Archives: 2018-06-08

New faces on board as Chiam See Tong Sports Fund receives charity status

SINGAPORE, 8 JUNE 2018: The Chiam See Tong Sports Fund (CSTSF) has received an in-principle to be registered as a Charity, as it unveils new faces on its Board of Directors. The two new faces on the Board of Management are lawyers Edmond Pereira and Goh Chui Ling On 22 November 2017, the CSTSF received in-principle approval from the Charities …

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Netizens berated author on SCMP article: ‘Ancient Chinese understood the importance of honoring agreements’

“Malaysia’s decision to scrap the KL-Singapore rail project takes Wee Kek Koon back to Mahathir's first premiership, when relations between the countries were ‘fraught with difficulties',” South China Morning Post (SCMP) wrote as its caption for Wee Kek Koon's article, 'Ancient Chinese understood the importance of honoring agreements' Wee writes, “Malaysia’s decision to scrap the US$25 billion Kuala Lumpur-Singapore rail project has …

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The tale of two Ministers: Is Ong Ye Kung recycling fluff or has Indranee Rajah failed?

In a keynote address at the 3rd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that Singapore must adopt the best aspects of the Swiss education. Minister Ong said that education systems faced the danger of becoming obsolete due technological disruption, while national boarders were becoming “more porous than ever”, resulting in …

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322 errant users committing mobility-related offences, caught in round-island enforcement operations

322 errant users who committed active mobility-related offences were caught in enforcement operations around Singapore by Active Mobility Enforcement Officers (AMEO), since the Active Mobility Act was enacted on 1 May. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (6 June), Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that these users committed offences including riding non-compliant devices on public paths and roads, using their PMDs or …

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Teachers in Malaysia will no longer need to do paperwork

Teachers in Malaysia will no longer need to do paperwork, fulfilling a key Pakatan Harapan promise to lessen teachers' burden. Malaysia's Ministry of Education has halted its audit series with immediate effect because of the paperwork burden it placed on teachers. According to the local media, the Malaysian education quality standard (SKPMg2) 2017 is currently undertaken by the Inspectorate and Quality …

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PH coalition ends discriminatory policies against political opponents, PAP continues to dangle carrots in exchange for electoral support

Malaysiakini reported on Thursday (7 Jun) that the new administration will give an equal allocation of federal funds to individual states, regardless of their political affiliation. One such example is the state of Terengganu, which is controlled by the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) who is neither aligned with the former Basian Nasional (BN) coalition nor the present Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. Since 2000, …

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Are laundry services that much more expensive than doing it yourself?

by ValuePenguin Do you hate doing your laundry at home? Below, we explore the true cost of doing laundry on your own and against it against using third-party laundry services to help you assess how to make this decision more consciously. Doing laundry is one of the biggest house chores in our lives. While some people may find the process of …

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