Monthly Archives: July 2018

    Malaysia’s Parliament tables Bill to repeal Goods and Services Tax
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Three taxation-related Bills were tabled in the Malaysian Parliament today on 31 July, including the GST (Repeal) Bill 2018 for its first reading, by the nation’s new Government. The repeal of the 6% GST, or the Goods and Services Tax, was promised to Read More

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    Netizens poke fun at Malaysian Home Minister’s choice to seek treatment at a hospital in Singapore
    By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

    Malaysia Prime Minister and cabinet members dropped into a hospital in Singapore to visit Malaysian Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin over the weekend where he is recovering from surgery to remove a pancreatic tumor. The Home Minister, who is 71, posted photos of the Read More

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    How much could the CEO of Temasek Holdings be earning?
    By Gangasudhan Published on by Gangasudhan 0

    A recent conversation on Facebook got me interested on the topic of how much the CEO of Temasek Holdings might be earning. I realised that this information has not been made available to the public and the company has no legal obligation to Read More

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    Benny Lim’s appointment as NPark chairman may have a chilling effect on public speaking
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    According to reports, veteran civil servant Benny Lim has been parachuted into the National Parks Board (NParks) as its new chairman. While Mr Lim retired in 2016, it is apparent that he has been kept busy. In April this year, Mr Lim was Read More

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    Do ruling PAP politicians see the need to justify their salaries or, is it just taken as an entitlement?
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    While Singapore aims for pole position in many things, the one thing it has recently topped the charts for may be a dubious honour. According to UK-based credit brokers, Moneypod, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee)has topped their list as the highest paid leader Read More

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    Singaporean crowned champion at high stakes poker game in Jeju winning S$3.9 million
    By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

    Singaporean Kenneth Kee played his way to US$2.86 million (S$3.9 million) at the Triton Hold’em Event at Jeju South Korea. The poker tournament is the first one that Kenneth has played in the last six years and he impressed the crowd with his Read More

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    Exactly how deluded and disconnected can our 4G leadership get?
    By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

    The New Paper reported on Monday (30 Jul) that vendors at the new Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre were unhappy over several issues – late payment of cashless transactions (for up to 5 months), non-clearing of tables and damaged cutlery by contractors. What was most Read More

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    HOME: World day against trafficking in persons; right based approach in victim protection
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The US State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons report in June 2018, in which Singapore was given a Tier 2 ranking.1 Even though the government has taken steps to tackle the problem, there is significant scope for improvement in terms of Read More

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    Young Singaporean Gymnast Robin Sim gets boost from Chiam See Tong Sports Fund
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    A young national gymnast, who is aiming to represent Singapore at the Olympics has been given a boost by Chiam See Tong Sports Fund. On Saturday, 28 July, the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund announced that it had added Singapore national youth gymnast Read More

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    Soft air guns found at Changi Airfreight Centre by ICA
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    20 sets of soft air guns and parts were discovered at the Changi Airfreight Centre on Tuesday (24 July). According to Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), an ICA officer was conducting checks on a shipment of imported cargo on 24 July when he noticed anomalies Read More

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