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Daily Archives: 2018-10-10

President Halimah who launched Milo Gao Kosong will sing at President’s Star Charity show

President Halimah Yacob will be performing at the President’s Star Charity 2018 event on Sunday (14 Oct) this month. She will be taking to the stage, along with her husband in a special closing performance together with The Purple Symphony, Singapore’s largest inclusive orchestra that includes musicians with special needs, as well as singer Aisyah Aziz, visually-handicapped singer Wai Yee …

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Desmond Lee forgets about substantial private contributions that help achieve top outcomes

The Straits Times published an article today ('Singapore refutes Oxfam report on its performance in tackling inequality', 10 Oct), reporting that Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee had refuted the recent Oxfam report on Singapore ranked as one of the 10 worst countries in showing commitments to reduce inequality. The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index, compiled by non-profit organisations …

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She’s A Great Way to Fly, a theatre variety show produced by Tan Kheng Hua

On weekends from 26 October to 4 November, The Substation co-presents She’s A Great Way to Fly with veteran actress and producer Tan Kheng Hua, a theatre variety show featuring new works by a medley of young artists who dissect the national brand representative. “Women of my generation grew up aspiring to be the Singapore Girl. But I wanted to …

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Visit by PM Lee Hsien Loong to Bali, Indonesia, for the Singapore-Indonesia leaders’ retreat and ASEAN leaders’ gathering

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is paying a visit to Bali, Indonesia, from Wednesday (10 October) to Thursday (11 October) to attend the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat and ASEAN Leaders’ gathering. In a press release on Wednesday (10 October), the Prime Minister Office (PMO) shared that Prime Minister Lee will also participate in a moderated dialogue with World Bank Group (WBG) …

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HSA suspends tobacco retail licences of six retailers who sold tobacco to minors

Six tobacco retailers' licences has been suspended for selling cigarettes to under-18 minors, which took effect between July and September 2018 and will last for six months from the date of the tobacco retail licence suspensions. In a press release on Wednesday (9 October), the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) sttaed that the affected outlets are not allowed to sell tobacco …

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Catalysing growth: SME Interview series with Validus Capital

by ValueChampion Founded in Singapore in 2015, Validus has quickly become one of Singapore's leading crowdfunding business lenders. We conducted an interview with the company to learn more about its success and future plans. Validus is a successful, Singapore-based startup that specialises in crowdfunded business loans. So far, the platform has generated S$132,824,551 in business loans for Singapore's SMEs. Validus leverages its expertise …

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Minister Desmond Lee refutes the claim that Singapore isn’t doing enough to reduce inequality

Social & Family Development Minister Desmond Lee responded to the recently released ‘Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2018’ released by Oxfam that ranked Singapore 149 out of 157 countries around the world in terms of efforts to reduce inequality, placing it below countries like Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Mr Lee strongly refutes the claim that Singapore is among the worst …

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The Minister is right – let’s look at outcomes to see if there is inequality and rich-poor disparity

Look at the outcomes Singapore has achieved, Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee has urged. This was his response to a report by United Kingdom-based charity organisation Oxfam which ranked Singapore among the bottom 10 countries in the world at tackling inequality. The Minister is right on point. Outcomes are what matters and outcomes are precisely what Singaporeans have …

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Singapore Unbound condemns conviction of Seelan Palay and urges for his sentence and conviction to be quashed

Singapore Unbound issued a statement today strongly condemning the conviction of artist-activist Seelan Palay for holding a piece of art outside Parliament in 2017. The courts fined Mr Palay S$2,000 for his artistic demonstration which it ruled to have caused public disorder. He refused to pay, so consequently, he was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment. In their statement, Singapore Unbounded …

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