Daily Archives: 2018-07-12

    ‘We can contribute in disaster risk reduction’, say hundreds of children and youth in Asia Pacific
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The results of the children and youth national consultation workshops, organised and facilitated by a network of child-focused agencies, including UNICEF, World Vision International (WVI), Plan International and Save the Children was used to formulate a children and youth stakeholder group action statement, Read More

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    As Lawrence Wong tries to implement cooling measures on coffeeshops, Low Thia Khiang already sounded warning horns a decade ago
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong revealed on Wednesday (11 Jul) that the Housing and Development Board (HDB) will evaluate bids for coffee shops on factors beyond the tender price. Such factors would include things like the business proposals, productivity and operating processes. The 4G Read More

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    ‘Insensitive’ remarks in Parliament about how 4 in 10 are earning below $2.5k/unemployed?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Wages rose faster than productivity in recent years: Koh Poh Koon” (Straits Times, Jul 12). It states that “Real wages in Singapore rose faster than productivity in recent years, even though real wage growth should track productivity growth Read More

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    Why did Government fail to inform Singaporeans in March, that teachers’ parking revenue will be given to individual schools?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Parliament: Charging teachers for parking will result in revenue of $8 million to $10 million a year” (Straits Times, Jul 9). It states that “The estimated revenue from charging teachers for parking will be $8 million to $10 Read More

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    Employment agency fined S$5,000 for bringing 13-yr-old Myanmar girl to work as domestic worker
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The court has decided on Thursday (12 July) to give the sole proprietor of an employment agency, who brought in a 13-year-old girl from Myanmar to work as a domestic worker in Singapore, the maximum fine of S$5,000. Khor Siew Tiang, 35, the Read More

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    Former PM Goh brings in “talented” foreign footballers supposedly to help S’pore get into World Cup final
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Early this morning Singapore time (12 Jul), Croatia, a country of 4.2 million, beat England 2-1 to reach the World Cup final. Croatia would be facing France this Sunday to vie for the World Cup Championship 2018. Singapore with a population of 5.6 Read More

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    One million free meals served a bittersweet moment for TWC2
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    1,000,000 – that is the number of free meals served by local charity Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) since the inception of its free meals programme in 2008. Affectionately known as The Cuff Road Project (TCRP), the meal programme began when a group Read More

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    Six youths arrested for possessing large amount of cannabis seized in CNB operation
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    An 18-year-old Singaporean male was arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers in the evening hours of Wednesday (11 July) for possessing about 2,906 grams of cannabis inside his backpack. In a press release on Thursday, CNB stated that another party of its Read More

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    SPH moves into other sectors as media revenue continues to decline
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) released its 3Q 2018 financial results on Wednesday (11 July). Despite its digital circulation rising by almost 44% from 278,000 readers a year ago to 399,000 readers today, the total revenue from its core media business declined by 8% to $167.94 Read More

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    Three rewards point traps that Singaporeans fall for
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by ValuePenguin With some many companies offering rewards points of their own, consumers could easily get confused by different marketing materials. We prepared this guide to help them avoid making mistakes and properly weigh each option’s value. Today, consumers in Singapore can earn a Read More

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