Monthly Archives: July 2018

Malaysia’s Parliament tables Bill to repeal Goods and Services Tax

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 Malaysians in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition’s manifesto. The GST, which was introduced during the previous Barisan Nasional …

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How much could the CEO of Temasek Holdings be earning?

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 do so. While we may never find out the real value of the CEO’s earnings, there is …

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Exactly how deluded and disconnected can our 4G leadership get?

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 shocking from the report is that these stallholders each pay $4000 to $5000 a month for rental. …

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HOME: World day against trafficking in persons; right based approach in victim protection

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 meeting international standards. Migrant workers in Singapore continue to experience exploitative and coercive conditions strongly indicative of …

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Soft air guns found at Changi Airfreight Centre by ICA

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 in the scanned image of the consignment that raised his suspicions. Further checks were then conducted which …

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