Daily Archives: 2018-06-11

    Series of PR gaffes even as SG tries hard to impress
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Serene Ong Based on events and incidents that took place within 24 hours of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s arrival in Singapore on Sunday afternoon, there are indeed lessons the Singapore Government needs to learn – and may they quickly do so. Read More

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    Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. He told reporters in an interview with Japan’s Nikkei published on Saturday (9 June) that smaller economies like Malaysia were at a disadvantage under the Read More

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    $180 million of Medisave top-ups for Pioneers in 2018
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Pioneers will receive letters informing them of their Pioneer Generation MediSave top-ups for 2018, which will be credited in July in the coming week. This is announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday (11 June), noting that this forms part of Read More

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    Elderly man decries high cost of living in Singapore, while Police professionally guides him away from scene
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    An elderly man was seen yelling to officers because he was asked to take detour since there is a road blockage due to the on-going summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday (12 June). In a video Read More

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    EIU analyst on NK-US summit in Singapore: “Indirect benefits, both for the government and businesses, will eventually be significantly higher than the costs”
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Speaking to the media on Sunday (10 June), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed that Singapore will spend about S$20 million on the summit where American President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean Leader, Kim Jong Un on Tuesday (12 June). On the Read More

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    Lim Biow Chuan: I don’t reply to comments on TOC because many meant to attack, humiliate and destroy
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Last Friday (8 Jun), it was reported on TOC that MP Lim Biow Chuan had made a controversial Facebook posting, explaining why an ex-offender’s application to obtain a licence to work as security guard was turned down by the Singapore Police Force (SPF). Read More

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    91 arrested in 5-day island-wide operation by Central Narcotics Bureau
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    91 suspected drug offenders were arrested and about 48g of ‘Ice’, 12g of heroin, 32g of cannabis, 23 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 1g of ketamine, 1g of cocaine, 55 Erimin-5 tablets and three LSD stamps were seized. The latest island-wide operation carried out by the Read More

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    Extrajudicial killings need speedy independent investigations, says Malaysian NGO
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    A Malaysian Non-Government Organisation is calling for speedy independent investigations by the new Pakatan Harapan government as six individuals have been reportedly shot to death by police After Pakatan Harapan became Government. In a statement issued on Monday morning, MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty Read More

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    A Truly Historic Summit
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Jung-kyu Kim The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un has captured the world’s attention. To watch the two flamboyant leaders – who have exchanged such colourful insults as the “Rocket Man” and the “mentally deranged US dotard” – come together Read More

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    It’s a government initiative, not a people’s movement – let’s not get carried away by one summit
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Let Singapore be a good host for the Trump-Kim summit. Let’s give peace a chance. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Fresh from his return from North Korean capital Pyongyang, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan declared that he was Read More

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