Daily Archives: 2018-07-02

    37-yr-old man arrested for attempted armed robbery in Tampines; victim’s personal account shared on Twitter
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Local police have arrested a 37-year-old man on 29 June for attempted robbery inside a lift at Block 493D Tampines Street 43. In a media release, police said they received a report about an unknown man entering the same lift as the victim Read More

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    Early Childhood Development Agency to review preschool subsidy framework
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee stated on Sunday (1 July) that the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will be reviewing its preschool subsidy framework. Under the current framework, eligible households can receive up to S$740 in childcare subsidies per month. The amount a Read More

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    900,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive next instalment of GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    About 900,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate in July 2018. In a press release on Monday (2 July), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) stated that the U-Save rebate is one of three Read More

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    Remaining Malaysian Cabinet Ministers sworn in
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July — A total of 13 ministers and 23 deputy ministers were sworn in before the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V at the ceremony at the Istana Negara in the capital city. Among the Cabinet Ministers who were sworn Read More

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    Posted in ASEAN, Current Affairs, Malaysia | Leave a comment
    Edwin Tong’s denial of conflict in acting for Kong Hee is flawed
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    I note that Minister of State, Edwin Tong has denied that there was a conflict interest between his political interests and acting as defense counsel for disgraced pastor of City Harvest, Kong Hee. While he was not a minister at the time of Read More

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    Flash estimate of 2nd Quarter 2018 HDB Resale Price Index
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In its flash estimate of resale prices for the second quarter released on Monday (2 July), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) said that the supply of new flats will be “reduced slightly”. HDB noted that the resale prices for flats inched up 0.1 Read More

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    Everyone and anyone is entitled to not engage with a politician on a walkabout
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    I see that some drama erupted at Minister in the Prime Minister’s office, Indranee Rajah’s 1 July 2018 walkabout in Tiong Bahru Market. While I was not present and cannot independently verify what version of events is true, I will give both parties Read More

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    Monopsony – Predatory power to undercut wages
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Irene Choo It is often argued that influx of migrant increases domestic labour supply, depresses wages and curtails employment opportunities for native workers. Conversely, reducing the inflows of migrant would effectively reduce labour supply and stimulate wage growth. Unfortunately, labour market doesn’t Read More

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    New Senior Minister of State Edwin Tong: Overall public trust in PAP Govt remains healthy
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In the long interview with Channel News Asia which was published today (1 Jul), new Senior Minister of State for Law and Health said that the overall public trust in the PAP Government has remained healthy. Mr Edwin Tong said, “A lot more Read More

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    1 July 2018 – a Sunday with double price hikes in water (15%) and electricity tariffs (6.9%)
    By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

    For most Singaporeans, the weekends have been a time for family bonding and rest. Yet starting from 1 July, they will find that merely resting at home will cost more than yesterday (30 Jun). This is because the 2nd phrase of the 30% Read More

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