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Daily Archives: 2018-09-03

PTC: Public transport operators may increase their fares by up to 4.3 percent

The Public Transport Council (PTC) has announced that public transport operators may increase their fares by up to 4.3 percent based on the new fare formula, which will be decided in the annual 2018 Fare Review Exercise (FRE). It said that over the past five years, more than 1000 new buses were introduced through the Bus Service Enhancement Programme and Bus …

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Forest City proves buying an overseas home is to buy a cat in a sack

Malaysia leader Mahathir Mohamad organized a five-day official visit to China. Besides asking China to withhold two major Chinese infrastructure projects, an agreement was reached to directly import the whole fruit of Malaysian durians to China. As early as 2019, thousand tons of Mao Shan Wang will be exported to different provinces in mainland China. Foreigners are not welcome While …

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PJ Thum is a patriot, not traitor

Furore erupted after the the meeting between Dr. Mahathir, historian Thum Ping Tjin, journalist, Kirsten Han and lawyer Tan Wah Biow. The PAP leaders were quick to take the trio to task and focused their ire on Thum insinuating that he is a traitor who wants foreigners to meddle in Singapore's affairs. Thum is not new to the Singapore political …

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Huawei clinches 13 awards at the IFA 2018 in Berlin

It’s been a thrilling start to September for the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei this year as it scooped up top awards at the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics, the Internationale Funkausstellung 2018 in Berlin, Germany last weekend. Following the global launch of their Kirin 980, Huawei AI Cube, Locator and the P20’s new colours, Huawei has been recognised …

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MP Seah finally apologises to SDP but not the rest

Writing on his Facebook page today (3 Sep), MP Seah Kian Peng finally capitulated and apologised to Singapore Democratic Party amidst online pressure from social media. "My posting over the weekend has indeed generated a number of comments," he said. "I thank those who supports and agrees with my views. There were of course others who disagree with it which …

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Allegations of treason rampant on pro-PAP fanpage

Following the allegations made by Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng in his Facebook post on 1 Sept, pro-People's Action Party supporters have been calling the named individuals by Mr Seah as traitors and performing character assassination on them. In his post, Mr Seah wrote that historian Thum Ping Tjin and his friends have invited Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to …

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Grab introduces Hitch Club to reward everyday drivers contributing to a car-lite nation

Grab recently announced the beta launch of Hitch Club, the first-of-its-kind rewards program for everyday drivers in Singapore. As part of Grab’s ongoing commitment to support drivers on its platform, Hitch Club will bring about greater benefits for GrabHitch drivers through app features such as no-show guarantees and other merchant deals. Now, GrabHitch drivers will not only cover some of …

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Lee Hsien Yang alleges unfairness in Attorney-General’s Chambers’ prosecution against eldest son Li Shengwu regarding criticism of Singapore courts

The younger brother of Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, has expressed his disappointment with the way the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) is handling his son's case regarding what is perceived by the AGC as "contempt of court". In a Facebook post today (3 Sep), Mr Lee Hsien Yang pointed out the apparent unfairness in the AGC's …

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Archbishop’s speech at memorial mass of Fr Arot was most inappropriate, as it is used to assure govt its obedience to the state

by Teo Soh Lung “Noting that the trauma resulting from the so-called “Marxist conspiracy” will “resurface from time to time”, he (Archbishop William Goh) stressed that there is “no other way forward” for the Church except “the way of forgiveness”. [Catholic News, 4 October 2015]. The Archbishop was speaking at the memorial mass for MEP priest, Fr Guillaume Arotcarena who …

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