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Monthly Archives: October 2018

ESM Goh: Hsien Yang has private sector’s experience while Hsien Loong has none

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's authorised biography, titled 'Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story', is now on sale in Singapore's bookstores. Written by former Straits Times journalist Peh Shing Huei, the book tells the story of ESM Goh’s life and career, from his childhood until he takes office as Singapore’s second Prime Minister in 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan …

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VISA and AKPK launch “Treat Your Money Right” campaign to inculcate healthy personal financial management practices amongst Malaysians

In conjunction with World Savings Day, which takes place on 31 Oct annually, the Malaysian Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) has launched an campaign called “Treat Your Money Right” in partnership with VISA on Tuesday (30 Oct). The “Treat Your Money Right” initiative aims to promote the importance of saving amongst Malaysians. Findings from the VISA Financial Literacy Study …

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Straits Times allegedly reassigns political editor after complaints from govt officials over certain political stories

The political editor for The Straits Times (ST) Li Xueying has become the subject of a reassignment, allegedly as a result of government officials’ dissatisfaction towards some of the mainstream news publication’s political stories. Ms Li’s current scope of work at the Enterprise desk primarily entails producing “original, unique and impactful content for Sunday Times and ST, across platforms,” according …

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SDP: PAP breaks election promise yet again, this time on transport-fare hike

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement on the impending fare increase as recommended by the Public Transport Council, stating that the People's Action Party (PAP) has yet again broken its promise made during the General Election 2015 by allowing the cost of living to increase even further amidst a poor economic outlook for Singaporeans. Below is the …

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SAF officer charged in Court over death of NSF Dave Lee

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officer Captain Tan Baoshu, 30, was charged in Court on Wednesday for the death of full-time National Serviceman (NSF) Dave Lee. Corporal First Class Lee had succumbed to heat injuries sustained after an 8km fast march at the Bedok Camp on April 18. CFC Lee spent more than a week in intensive care at Changi General …

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Do Singaporeans have to accept that politics is dirty business?

 “But this is politics!” Very often, this is the retort from people – especially supporters of the People’s Action Party – in dismissing manoeuvrings and manipulations that go on in this country. Let’s take the Aljunied-Hougang town council saga culminating in the Workers’ Party town councillors being embroiled in an ongoing legal battle and potentially being made bankrupt and losing …

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Humanity has set off the 6th mass-extinction event, says leading scientists

The human race has less than two years to save the planet, says the world’s leading scientists. Since 1970, approximately 60% of all mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been wiped out in what many scientist are calling the sixth mass extinction event of planet earth. And the world’s leading scientists warn that the annihilation of wildlife has become a …

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