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Daily Archives: 2018-08-28

Singapore in need of leaders who are compassionate, not “disconnected” with the people: Christian NGO head

Founder and co-executive of the international Christian humanitarian organisation RADION International, Mr Eugene Wee, has written an open letter to Singapore's Ministers in response to the heated debate surrounding Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's "solutions" in coping with rising living costs in Singapore. In a Facebook post dated 23 Aug, Mr Wee also touched on the issue of exorbitant ministerial …

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No prohibition on foreign buyers, says Johor’s Forest City project developer

The developer of the US$100bil Forest City residential project in Johor has disputed claims that Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had announced that the Government will bar foreigners from purchasing homes in the project. In a press statement yesterday (27 Aug), Country Garden Pacificview suggested that the Prime Minister's remarks might have been "taken out of context". The property …

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HDB Launches 5,101 Flats in August 2018 BTO and ROF Exercise

5,101 flats launched for sale on Tuesday (28 August) under the August 2018 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Re-Offer of Balance Flats (ROF) exercise, which includes 4,375 BTO units and 726 ROF units across various towns/ estates. In a press release on Tuesday, the Housing and Development Board (HDB)stated that a wide selection of flats, ranging from 2-room Flexi to Three-Generation (3Gen) …

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Saving dogs through GIFs

In an endearing little video, Ubersnap and animal rescue organisation, Save Our Street Dog (SOSD) announced their partnership to help get more rescued dogs adopted. SOSD is a volunteer-run organisation that requires public donations to continue their mission to rescue and rehabilitate street dogs. Sparked by the recent shift to the smaller Sungei Tengah pet shelter, and a dip in adoption rates, …

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What happens to the interest of those who choose their CPF Life plan at 55? Will actuarial report for CPF Life be ever made public?

Financial commentator and former banker Chris Kuan recently wrote on his Facebook page, "Enough of the PAP, onto the cybernutocracy. Top alt media financial blogger asked "Do you know that CPF Life eats up all you accumulated interest if you die early?" Geronimo, what a freaking revelation!" For those who are unaware, Chris is referring to the post by Leong Sze Hian which …

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DBS employee probed over Facebook illustration of torn Singapore flag fired

Following police investigations regarding the case of an employee of the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) who had posted a picture on Facebook featuring a depiction of the Singapore flag being torn, DBS has announced that the employee in question is no longer working with the bank. DBS has clarified today (28 Aug) via Facebook that Mr Avijit Das Patnaik, …

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Government agencies should come clean and tell it like it is

In light of the challenges facing the country and the tips on managing cost of living dished out by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day rally, some government agencies ought to consider changing their taglines to be more in sync with the times. Let’s start with the National Environment Agency, which manages Singapore’s hawker centres. PM Lee …

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