by Benjamin Cheah Sustainability, inclusivity and innovation were the watchwords of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF) 2018. Held for the first time in Asia, the conference was organised by Horyou, which aims to connect a global network of changemakers. “Innovative technology is a powerful tool to channel private funds, boost the economy, drive sustainable development, and push …Read More »
Daily Archives: 2018-09-17
Statement by the Singapore Democratic Party on the proposed amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) The proposed amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) regarding ballot boxes announced last week raises troubling questions. The amendment provides for the Elections Department (ELD) to disregard the vote count for a polling station if the votes in a sealed ballot box is lost …Read More »
Response against abolition of section 377A, an emotional one. Govt’s role is to be logical and not pandering to emotions however strong
According to an on going Yahoo poll, it would appear that a majority of those surveyed do not think that more restrictions should be imposed on people smoking in their own homes. Smoking has proven scientifically to be harmful to health. Not just to the smoker but also to others around them through the inhalation of second hand smoke. That said, …Read More »
A cyber-security centre has opened in Thailand with the objective of training personnel from countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a bid to combat the threats of cyber attacks in the region. As Singaporeans will no doubt be aware, Singapore was the victim of a huge data breach earlier this year with the personal details of …Read More »
Here we go again - more news on how Singapore plans to ruin natural habitats while claiming to protect the environment. It would appear that the Mandai area in North Singapore, one of the very few relatively wild spots left in our urban jungle is going to be destroyed in order to create a sprawling eco - tourism hub. But seriously, …Read More »
HDB Director of Branch Operations, Ms Lim Lea Lea, wrote to ST Forum today (17 Sep) in reply to public enquiries of asking the Government to make the HDB lease buyback scheme (LBS) more "senior-friendly". The LBS is a monetisation option for elderly household living in HDB flats. Through this scheme, the elderly will be able to tap on their …Read More »
The Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR) has been officially launched today and will be adopted by 27 payment schemes including PayNow, NETS, GrabPay, Liquid Pay and Singtel DASH, and will be deployed progressively over the next six months. Launched Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and MAS Board Member on Monday (17 September), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development …Read More »
45 members expelled by Co-op over for holding no-confidence EOGM, Registar from MCCY aware of circumstances but sides with “illegal” management committee.
45 members were expelled in June this year after an “Emergency General Meeting” EOGM called by 68 members was held on May 18 to remove the Board of Directors of the TRC Multi-Purpose CooperativeSociety Ltd (“Co-op). Only the 45 who voted were expelled but the remaining few who left the meeting earlier were not affected. This included the Chairman Mr Kalaichelvan, …Read More »
How can Education Minister Ong Ye Kung state barefaced that there is no discrimination against the LGBTQ community in Singapore ?
I fail to see how Education Minister Ong Ye Kung can state barefaced that there is no discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community in Singapore when section 377A remains on the statute books. While he asserts that the LGBTQ community "live in Singapore peacefully, no discrimination at work, housing (and) education", the fact that gay sex …Read More »
Factually or half truths to sidestep actual salaries by PM and ministers? Why the lack of transparency?
In a post published on the Factually website, the Singapore government seeks to address two "falsehoods", one being the Prime Minister gets $4.5 million in annual salary and it is not upfront about how ministerial salaries are calculated. The post on Factually is correct on both counts to say that the government is upfront with how the ministerial salaries are calculated …Read More »