Daily Archives: 2018-08-03

    Government has due responsibility to families affected by detention under the ISA
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Teo Soh Lung We often forget the sufferings of the families of those arrested under the Internal Security Act. Fortunately, in the legislative assembly on 10 April 1963, Dr Lee Siew Choc gave an account of how the families suffered when they Read More

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    Scoot to increase fares by an average of 5% from 1 Sept in response to increase in jet fuel prices
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines Group, Scoot, stated that it will raise fares across its network by an average of 5 percent with effect from 1 September in response to a surge in jet fuel prices that had pushed up costs. In a press Read More

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    $10mil worth in deposits collected from oBike Singapore’s users’ allegedly transferred to oBike’s Hong Kong office, says liquidators
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    S$10 million out of S$12 million pooled from oBike Singapore’s users was moved to the bike-sharing company’s Hong Kong office before it ceased its operations in June, according to FTI Consulting, oBike’s liquidators. The business management consultancy firm said yesterday that the S$10 Read More

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    A true beacon of light in Singapore, Dr William Tan overcomes polio and cancer to change lives
    By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

    Just recently, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Singaporean Dr William Tan the Commonwealth Points of Light Award for his outstanding contribution to the community. Dr William Tan’s story is really quite outstanding. He was born in 1957 and contracted polio at aged Read More

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    Total national systemic overhaul to deal with the pains of aging
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Khush Chopra THE ST CALLS FOR “RESEARCH” INTO ELDERLY DISTRESS According to the Straits Times: “As Singapore’s population ages rapidly, there is urgency to step up solid studies on ageing to pinpoint factors that cause distress, so that effective remedial action can be Read More

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    128 students awarded the Singapore-Industry Scholarship
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    128 students received the 2018 Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) on Thursday (2 August) at an award ceremony with Second Minister for Education and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah as guest-of-honour. In a press release, Ministry of Education (MOE) stated that SgIS is a multi-industry undergraduate scholarship Read More

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    MOF only mentions a RSAF engineer being investigated by CPIB but not PA officer
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In a reply to a ST Forum letter today (3 Aug), a spokesperson from the Ministry of Finance explained that majority of the lapses highlighted in the recent Auditor-General’s Report were not “criminal in nature”. “The vast majority of the lapses reported by Read More

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    Businessman Andy Ong faces legal action regarding offences involving sums over S$25mil
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Former Sakae Holdings director Mr Andy Ong Siew Kwee was charged in court today for offences ranging from criminal breach of trust to offences under the Companies Act, the total of which involving the sum of S$25 million. Mr Ong, 47, was accused Read More

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    NSF’s discovery of pink turban led to arrest of Bangladeshi pawn shop robbery suspect
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    The pink turban that Sheikh Md Razan, 29, used as a part of his disguise in an attempt to derail police’s efforts to trace the suspect of an attempted robbery of a pawn shop in Boon Lay became the key object that lead Read More

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    Ministry of Finance: “Majority of the lapses reported by the AG’s Office over the years are not criminal in nature”
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    In a forum letter published by The Straits Times on Wednesday (1 August), Mr Tan Soon Hock wrote a letter regarding latest Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) report which highlighted the same lapses and acts of non-transparency committed by the governmental and public-sector bodies particularly those Read More

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