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Daily Archives: 2018-09-29

Parliamentary session and filed questions for 1 October 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:30 on Monday, 1 October 2018 for the 83rd session of the 13th Parliament. *70 oral questions and 27 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be Oath of Allegiance from : Mr Arasu Duraisamy (Nominated Member of Parliament) Mr Douglas Foo (Nominated Member of Parliament) Mr Terence Ho Wee San …

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Planning your year-end holiday? These are the cheapest days to fly

by ValueChampion There are only 2 major holidays left in 2018 for Singapore: Deepavali in November and Christmas-New Year holiday. If you are planning to travel for either of the two, you need to act fast to lock in the cheapest flight tickets. The end of 2018 is approaching quickly. With only 3 months left in the year, Singaporeans also only …

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Five financially responsible ways to increase life satisfaction for the elderly

by ValueChampion Keep your golden years golden. Read on to find out financially savvy ways to keep your life satisfaction high throughout your retirement. There's nothing more heartbreaking than watching a loved one succumb to a life of loneliness, poor physical health and depression. Unfortunately,an alarming number of Singapore's elderly population has been facing this type of situation. With geriatric suicides …

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MOE: All weighted assessments and exams for P1 and P2 students will be removed

School-based assessment structures at the Primary and Secondary levels from 2019 will be adjusted as efforts to move away from an over-emphasis on academic results to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world, our students need to be lifelong learners. In a press release on Friday (28 September), the Ministry of Education (MOE) stated that to nurture lifelong learners, the …

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While saying that Malaysia and Singapore are not the same, Anwar also listed qualities that transcend both sides of the causeway 

At a lecture at the Singapore Management University (SMU), Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim made some rather interesting observations about leadership. When speaking about the qualities of leadership needed for the 21st century, Anwar said that "beyond leading by example, modern leaders should also demonstrate compassion and forgiveness”. Given that this is from a man who had been incarcerated on suspected …

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Alleged negligence of management regarding security loophole in SingHealth’s EMR system highlighted during COI public hearing

In a cross-examination that lasted more than two hours on Friday (28 Sep), deputy director at the Chief Information Officer's Office at SingHealth Clarence Kua was probed by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) as to why he had overlooked an alleged security flaw in SingHealth's Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in 2014. The sixth day of the public hearing witnessed Mr …

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LTA: Quick Response (QR) code parking system to be implemented island-wide

Quick Response (QR) code parking system will be implemented island-wide to ensure that users park their shared bicycles within proper parking spaces. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has earlier announced that the QR codes will be installed progressively at public bicycle parking spaces from the end of September, and a public education campaign will also be launched to educate users …

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