Daily Archives: 2018-06-28

    Mahathir’s 3 sen grumblings re-awaken Singaporeans to 30% water price hike
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Come Sunday, 1 July, the second phase of the 30% water price hike kicks in. It could have passed without people even noticing. But Singaporeans are suddenly alive to it and there is talk again of WHY we must bear Read More

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    No longer Ambassador-at-Large, Bilahari can now say what he wants against any foreign govts
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Bilahari Kausikan did not renew his contract with MFA last month (‘Veteran diplomat Bilahari Kausikan to retire after 37 years of service’). No longer holding the official position of Ambassador-at-Large, he can now safely make comments to attack any foreign powers he wants Read More

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    Ng Chee Meng says “everyone expected to be treated fairly” but MPs and teachers pay different parking rates
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Speaking to delegates from the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU) on having the teachers to pay for parking in April this year, then-Minister of Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng said that “Singapore system is fair. Everyone can be expected to be treated fairly.” As Read More

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    Lim Tean: When does Singapore government want to implement solar energy in “a big way?
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Lawyer and politician Lim Tean commented in a Facebook post on Thursday, noting that cost of solar panels has already dropped years ago and questioned when does the Singapore government want to allow Singaporeans to utilise solar energy in “a big way”. He noted Read More

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    Launch of Tuas Desalination Plant, first to be owned and operated by PUB
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Speaking at the opening of the Tuas Desalination Plant on Thursday (28 June), Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said that there is the need for Singapore to continually expand and enhance its water supply network. The plant is the first to Read More

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    Are Singapore’s millennials financially irresponsible?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by ValuePenguin Younger generations often face scrutiny regarding their lifestyles and values. Millennials are no different, and are often depicted as financially careless and short-sighted. Is this reputation well deserved? Known for their love of avocado toast and social media, millenials are often criticised Read More

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    MOF: 1.39 million eligible citizens to receive up to S$300 in GSTV – Cash in August 2018
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    A total of 1.6 million Singaporeans will receive notifications by 6 July on their 2018 GST Voucher (GSTV) benefits and MediSave top-ups. In a press release on Thursday (28 June), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said that about 1.39 million eligible citizens will Read More

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    Has Singapore over aligned itself with “Chineseness”?
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    For once I agree with former diplomat Bilahari Kaukisan who has said at a recent conference that: “When the Chinese try to impose a Chinese identity on Singapore, we must resist, because modern Singapore is based on the idea of being a multiracial country.” Read More

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    How can Minister Ng Eng Hen say that Singapore does not seek only to gather people who agree?
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has said that “Singapore can be a place for progressive minds to contest ideas and share perspectives, and it should play this small but useful role to advance peace and humanity”. In making this statement, I wonder if Read More

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