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Daily Archives: 2018-08-27

Second phase of the on-demand public buses (ODPB) trial awarded to Ministry of Movement Pte Ltd and Via Transportation Inc

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the second phase of the on-demand public buses (ODPB) trial to Ministry of Movement Pte Ltd (SWAT) and Via Transportation, Inc. LTA states that the company developed the dynamic routing and matching algorithm that offers seamless and convenient bus journeys in areas where there is low or unpredictable ridership during certain times of the …

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ASEAN NGOs call for UN to act urgently on recommendations by the International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar

(Bangkok/Geneva, 27 August 2018) – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice, Equality Myanmar, Kachin Women’s Association Thailand, and Rohingya Women’s Welfare Society welcome the findings of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM) as a major turning point in international efforts towards justice and accountability in Myanmar. The findings of the Fact Finding Mission released today said …

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Tan Wah Piow: Allegation of him setting up of Marxist state in Singapore, an invention of Lee Kuan Yew

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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The Vocal Consort singing Singapore onto the map in the international choir scene

Just recently, Singapore’s own choir group, The Vocal Consort Chamber Singers competed in the 1st Tokyo International Choir Competition (TICC) where they won the title of Category Champion for Contemporary Music, 2 Gold Diplomas, and a Special Award for one of their performance pieces. The Vocal Consort Chamber Singers is a subdivision of The Vocal Consort which consists of 23 …

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Photo of construction workers demanding to be paid their salaries goes viral

Update:  A spokesperson from Lian Beng Construction shared with TOC that the incident transpired in end May this year and was resolved on the same day the incident took place. The wage dispute was between a sub-contractor and the workers under that company and does not involve Lian Beng Construction Ptd. When asked what did the company mean by the …

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The ripple effect of institutional reform continues only with the determination of the people

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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