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Daily Archives: 2018-10-06

S$131mil disbursed to beneficiaries under ComCare in FY2017; amount disbursed slightly lower than in previous FYs

Despite registering an increase in the number of households receiving SMTA (Short- and Medium-Term Assistance) under the Community Care Endowment Fund (ComCare) from financial years (FY) 2013 to 2015, a decrease in the number of households receiving such assistance was subsequently recorded in FY 2016 and 2017. Following the release of the ComCare annual report for FY2017 -- which covers …

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Commencement of NSEWL power supply renewal works

In a press release on Friday (5 October), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT shared that the works to renew and enhance the North-South and East-West Lines’ (NSEWL) power supply system is expected to be completed in the early 2020s. The power supply renewal works, the fourth core renewal project, which will start in October 2018, will make use of …

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NCCS must understand what it means to support 377A

by T.W Tan Nearly 11 years ago, I wrote a letter, concerning my feelings about homosexuality, Section 377A and Singapore Christians’ response to these matters. Pertaining to the arguments stated in the letter, I continue to stand by most of the issues that I addressed in 2007. Furthermore, it troubles me that, years later, some local Christians still hold on to …

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Section 377A doesn’t make sense, politically, logically and morally

by Shiro I think most people have beat this point into the ground by this point - but the idea of Section 377A doesn't make any sense. Politically, 377A is only avidly advocated for by religious groups. There is no major active non-religious group against its repeal, which technically means that 377A isn't defending any major opinion - it's defending …

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Our government was the best

by Sol Someone asked me, "Is the (not our) government working for us?". I say they used to work very well, given that our economic achievement was a miracle and we were often a role model for developing countries back in the 90s to 00s. We reaped the benefits from that era of glory and glamour and have become complacent, …

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Easy for govt to accuse WP for a breach of fiduciary duties but what about SingHealth’s fiduciary duties to safeguard the data of its patients?

As the high profile Worker's Party (WP) lawsuit dominates the press headlines, accusations are fast and furious. Senior Counsel, Davinder Singh who acts for the Pasir Ris Town Council implied in court that the WP had in some way misused town council monies to benefit their own family and friends thereby breaching their fiduciary duties while lawyers for the WP …

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NTUC Enterprise: We provide affordable $1.50 hawker meals islandwide

NTUC responded to the recent controversy with regard to its impending acquisition of Kopitiam Group on ST Forum page today (6 Oct). Understandably, with the acquisition, the public fear that NTUC Foodfare will monopolize and become the largest landlord of all hawker centres in Singapore eventually. This would mean higher operating costs to all hawkers, thereby making hawker food more …

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