Daily Archives: 2018-07-10

    Body found submerged in Singapore River
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    A male body was found in the Singapore River near Robertson Quay on the morning of 10 July. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it had received alerts regarding a “person who had entered the Singapore River” near 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, according Read More

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    Chan says inflation low – ‘cost-of-living pressures’ due to difference in aspirations and ability to fulfil them
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In Parliament today (10 Jul), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing distributed charts to MPs in the House, showing that the overall inflation rate has been lower in the last 5 years from 2012 to 2017 compared to that of the previous Read More

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    Dr Teo You Yenn: Pedagogical reforms, universal income needed to address socioeconomic inequality
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    According to Dr Teo You Yenn, author of “This Is What Inequality Looks Like” and Associate Professor and Head of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, certain changes need to be implemented on a structural level in order to tackle the issue of socioeconomic Read More

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    Inter-ethnic marriages continues on its upward trend and divorce rate down by 0.5% from previous year
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The number of marriages in 2017 is more than the figures recorded in 2016, with inter-ethnic couples making up nearly a quarter of the 28,212 registered marriages, while the divorce rate fell. This is according to the Statistics on Marriages and Divorces 2017 report released Read More

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    Indonesian-flagged ferry runs aground at southern tip of Pulau Tekong
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    An Indonesian-flagged ferry, Sri Kandi 99, ran aground on a rock bund at the southern tip of Pulau Tekong, within Singapore port waters at 11.42 pm on Monday (9 July) The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore stated that it received a Read More

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    Former SMU Prof: While Malaysia progresses, Singapore regresses
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Prof Bridget Welsh who was teaching political science in Singapore Management University (SMU) from 2009 to 2014 wrote an article saying that the ‘New Malaysia’ under the Pakatan Harapan government is making Singapore look ‘outdated’. She opioned that Dr Mahathir’s triumph in Malaysia’s Read More

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    NEA to implement mandatory reporting of packaging data and waste reduction plans in 2020
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that companies in Singapore will have to report the packaging used in their products a year earlier than the previous deadline, in a national push to reduce waste. The announcements were made by Minister for the Environment and Water Read More

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    Poverty and economic inequality are “ideological” problems, not merely “financial” ones, says Singaporean sociologist
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    In response to a question by Alex Au, a renowned Singaporean blogger, on whether the current regime is post-ideological, local sociologist and Provost Professor at the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Professor Chua Beng Huat said that the pragmatism espoused Read More

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    Grab unveils open platform strategy to build Southeast Asia’s first everyday Superapp
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Grab has just announced GrabPlatform, as part of its open platform strategy to build Southeast Asia’s first everyday superapp. The company is set to add more highly used everyday services to the Grab app, together with best-in-class partners, who can use GrabPlatform to Read More

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    SDP brings opposition parties together to hear Pakatan Harapan experience
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Below is a blog post by Singapore Democrats The SDP held a forum this afternoon where opposition parties came together to hear how the Pakatan Harapan (PH; Alliance of Hope) achieved its historic victory in the recent Malaysian elections. The guest speaker was Mr Chua Read More

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