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Daily Archives: 2018-07-16

Benjamin Davis’ signing with Fulham Football Club “no different in principle” from other male Singaporeans’ deferment of overseas study or work opportunities, says former diplomat

Former Singaporean diplomat, Mr Bilahari Kausikan, suggested that local footballer Benjamin Davis' opportunity to play for English Premier League club, Fulham FC, is "no different in principle" from academic or professional opportunities granted to "many other male Singaporeans [who] have had to defer" such opportunities in order to complete their National Service (NS) first. Mr Kausikan wrote the Facebook post, …

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Tharman praises France for supporting its youth in developing football talents while MINDEF rejects SG youth in NS deferment

DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam congratulated France on his Facebook page today (16 Jul) for winning yesterday's World Cup. France won the World Cup for the second time on Sunday (15 Jul) after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. In his Facebook post, DPM Tharman praised France for having a system where "every young person is encouraged and supported in developing his …

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PAP – A party of institutionalised sexism

The People's Action Party (PAP) has had a history of treating men and women unequally. Perhaps this is in part due to the fact that it evolved in a time period where men and women did play different roles in society. But the question is whether the party has evolved in tandem with social mores. Further, has the PAP led …

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Main-family of Mustafa Centre caught in legal entanglement with step-family

A lawsuit has been filed against the family of the founder of the iconic Mustafa Centre at Syed Alwi Road, Mr Mustaq Ahmad, by his step-family. It was alleged that Mr Mustaq, 67, who is also a shareholder and director of Mohamed Mustafa & Samsuddin Company Pte Ltd (MMSCPL), had "diluted the interests" of his step-family as the "beneficiaries of …

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Misleading headlines by mainstream media on SUSS Marriage and Baby Bonus Scheme

I really don't understand how The New Paper (TNP) can title their article "Thumbs up for the SUSS' marriage and baby bonus offer" when Associate Professor Daniel Goh, a sociologist from NUS, who was interviewed for the article called the offer "a wonderful gesture" although "he does not see the scheme as encouraging marriage and childbirth" given that "marriage and raising …

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Will you really need travel insurance for your next trip?

by ValuePenguin Travel insurance is a smart way to stay protected while on holiday, but there are certain times when it may not provide the right value for its price. Read on to find out when it's worth purchasing and when it may be better to skip it. Travel is often associated with relaxation, adventure and fulfilling wanderlust. However, amidst the …

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