Daily Archives: 2018-07-04

    How “severely disabled” a person should become in order he can withdraw cash from own CPF?
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    It was reported in the news today (4 Jul) that CPF members can now withdraw money from their own CPF, but only if they are “severely disabled” and are at least 30 years old. Apparently, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has taken pity Read More

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    MAS cautions developers of overbidding while foreign developers aggressively bid up S’pore land price
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    At the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) annual report media briefing today (4 Jul), MAS managing director Ravi Menon cautioned developers when making their land bids. He said developers should bear in mind of the land supply that is coming on-stream. “We are Read More

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    3 tips to minimise the impact of sleep-deprivation from watching the late night World Cup matches
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Tan Yihan World Cup fever is well underway! But after the adrenaline rush of watching the late night world cup matches, comes the horrible slog through a long work/ school day. For the unlucky ones who can’t take the day off, downing Read More

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    The practice of prepayment fees is ripe for regulation
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    It would seem that the government has not learnt any lessons from the fallout caused by the sudden demise of gym chain California Fitness in Singapore. Nearly 2 years on, quite a number of its former members still have not seen a penny Read More

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    Procedural amendments of laws against “vexatious litigants” redundant, says human rights lawyer
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    International Human Rights lawyer M. Ravi has voiced his disagreement with the Ministry of Law’s proposal to impose more stringent procedures in granting courts greater authority in controlling “vexatious” proceedings. “Vexatious” proceedings refer to proceedings that are brought upon in court without sufficient Read More

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    Gan: I feel we can afford to be more flexible for “severely disabled” SGs to withdraw cash from CPF
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    It was reported in the news today (4 Jul) that CPF members can now withdraw money from their own CPF, but only if they are “severely disabled” and are at least 30 years old. For these “severely disabled”, they are now allowed to Read More

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    Former Malaysian PM, Najib Razak, charged with criminal breach of trust and corruption
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    KUALA LUMPUR, 4 July — Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak has been charged with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after being investigated over a multibillion dollar graft scandal under the 1MDB state investment fund. He was arrested on Read More

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    Court of Appeal reserves judgment in criminal reference to clarify legal criteria of “import” and “in transit” under the Endangered Species Act
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Guo Rendi On Monday (2 July 2018), a five-judge Court of Appeal reserved judgment on a landmark criminal reference filed by a Singaporean businessman and his firm, who were convicted of illegally importing Madagascan rosewood logs by the High Court in March last Read More

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    LTA disappointed in oBike’s failure to return users’ deposit in light of Singapore exit
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has expressed disappointment over bike-sharing operator oBike’s failure to return the latter’s users’ deposits. oBike’s chairman Shi Yi was previously quoted as saying that the company hopes that the LTA will not levy fees against them in the event Read More

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    Singapore Kindness Movement calls on Singaporeans to redefine greatness in new campaign
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) launches a new 2018 campaign on Tuesday (3 July), challenging Singaporeans to go beyond random acts of kindness and think of our individual and collective characters and values. Be Greater is a call for everyone to be better and Read More

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