Daily Archives: 2018-07-13

    Are citizens getting more unhappy and openly critical towards PAP?
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    On Thursday (12 Jul),  there were 2 photos which have gone viral on social media. First, a photo emerged whereby a middle-aged man was seen at a provision store wearing a T-shirt with the words “F*** PAP”. On the same day, another picture Read More

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    Brief disruption of train service along North East Line on Friday morning
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    The North East Line (NEL) train service towards Harbour Front NE1 was delayed this morning (13 Jul) due to a train fault at Outram NE3. Commuters posted about the disruption on social media, with some still thinking that NEL is operated by SMRT. Read More

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    GIC continues to deliver “steady long-term returns” but refuses to publish them in SGD term
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    It was reported in the media today (13 Jul) that Singapore’s GIC “continues to deliver steady long-term returns”. Its benchmark 20-year annualised real rate of return between April 1998 and March this year was 3.4 per cent above the rate of global inflation Read More

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    CCTVs proven to be effective in reducing number of illegal parking offences by as much as 90% at some locations in Singapore
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has stated that the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras has proven to be effective in reducing the number of illegal parking offences by as much as 90% at some locations in Singapore. Mr Khaw was responding to questions Read More

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    FAS needs to admit that it has failed, and that it needs to start from scratch all over again
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Jose Raymond The beatings received by Singapore’s Under-19 side at the recent ASEAN Football Federation U19 tournament in Indonesia could not have come at a worse time for Singapore football. When Singaporeans are enjoying free viewings of World Cup matches at community Read More

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    Malaysia and Singapore conduct joint exercise to tackle chemical spill at East Johor Strait
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Marine Department of Malaysia (MDM) conducted a joint chemical spill exercise at sea along the East Johor Strait to test the Joint Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for Chemical Spill Incidents in the East Read More

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    Singapore’s GDP grew by 3.8 percent in second quarter of 2018
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Singapore economy grew by 3.8 percent on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter of 2018, moderating from the 4.3 percent growth in the previous quarter based on advance estimates. In a press release on Friday (13 July), Ministry of Trade and Industry Read More

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    Report GIC returns in S$ also so that we know CPF % rates are very good & fair
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    If GIC reports its returns in S$ also – Singaporeans may complain less about not getting CPF interest rates that are actually good and fair I refer to the article “GIC records 3.4% long-term return above inflation” (Straits Times, Jul 13). It states Read More

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    What happens when politics becomes a stepping stone to riches?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Singapore stands alone on the global stage as a country which rewards its politicians and top civil servants so handsomely that it becomes a stepping stone to riches. If money could buy passion and commitment and proficiency, wouldn’t every country Read More

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    MPs raise questions regarding PDVL test, MOT reveals passing rate of applicants at 80%
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In response to the introduction of the Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL) where current and new private hire car drivers have to obtain, Members of Parliament raised various questions and concerns over the test. MP for Tampines GRC Mr Desmond Choo Read More

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