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Daily Archives: 2018-10-05

AHTC Trial – What to look out for

by Remy Choo Zheng Xi WP told by PAP appointed MA: It “would be bad for CPG’s business to be serving PAP TCs as well as a TC run by an opposition party” The trial involving three elected members of the opposition Workers’ Party held Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) began today. The stakes are high, and a potential judgment against …

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Public prosecutor VS Seelan Palay

by Teo Soh Lung Does it surprise the government that 20 years after the world’s longest serving political prisoner and member of parliament, Dr Chia Thye Poh was freed from all obnoxious restrictions, a young Singaporean Artist, Seelan Palay, remembers him and performed an intriguing artwork at Hong Lim Park, National Gallery (formerly City Hall, the seat of government) and …

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Institutionalised opposition

by Jim Yap I refer to the Workers' Party Secretary General, Mr Pritam Singh's comment of wanting to become one of the numerous Institutions and High-Level Committees that we already have in the Country, as carried over from a report by "Mothership". I am puzzled of Mr Singh's gestures as I understand Singaporeans grievances to be directed against those very …

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You can’t preach meritocracy without also addressing privilege

Channel News Asia (CNA) released a documentary recently called ‘Regardless of Class’ which talks about the class divide in Singapore. Presented by MP Janil Puthucheary, the 48 minutes documentary attempts to explore the reasons behind the class divide and what Singaporeans think about it through surveys and on-the-ground conversations. Response has been mixed with some people calling it a ‘mockumentary’ …

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Protections for borrowers of licensed moneylenders to be extended to foreigners residing in Singapore in 4Q 2018

In a joint press release on Thursday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) announced that the aggregate loan caps and the self-exclusion framework for borrowing from licensed moneylenders for Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) will be extended to all foreigners residing in Singapore so as to better protect all affected parties from the effects …

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Why can’t MSF disclose ComCare’s formula for assistance?

Why can’t the formula to determine the amount of financial assistance for short and medium-term assistance under ComCare be disclosed? I refer to the article, “More families depending on long-term financial aid from Government to get by: MSF” (Straits Times, Oct 5). The article states that the increasing number of seniors who cannot work due to old age or illness and …

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Recall of iceberg lettuce by AVA due to high level of pesticide detected

High levels of Fipronil, a wide-spectrum pesticide, has been detected in iceberg lettuce from a Malaysian farm, which is imported by Go Fresh Impex Pte Ltd for sale at NTUC Fairprice and Sheng Siong supermarkets. In a press release on Thursday (4 October), the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that it has directed the importer to recall the …

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