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Daily Archives: 2018-10-29

Singaporeans might underestimate the consequences of deliberate online falsehoods despite not being “naive” about them: SMOS Edwin Tong

While Singaporeans are not gullible about online falsehoods, there appears to be a tendency to underestimate the repercussions of unbridled dissemination of such falsehoods, cautioned Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong. Mr Tong, who is also Senior Minister of State for Health, warned: “Once it is out there, and you have no ability to stop it either by …

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Blog post alleges greater lapses in procurement in other government agencies than in AHTC based on audit data observations

An unidentified author by the name, Kueh Lapis, hosted on GitHub, has made several noteworthy observations regarding the alleged lapses in procurement made by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), upon which a high-profile lawsuit was filed against three Workers’ Party Members of Parliament and the town councillors for AHTC. The source claims to have taken "a data-driven approach" in analysing the …

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Current President confers Order of Temasek (First Class) to previous President

At the Meritorious Service Medal award ceremony held in Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central yesterday (28 Oct), President Halimah Yacob presented the the Order of Temasek (First Class) to former President Tony Tan - "for his lifetime dedication to public service and his stellar service to his people and country". Tan became the 9th Singaporean to receive the …

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Hope that Mr Chan would stop playing at semantics and actually work at policy

Wow, the narrative has just grown even more creative! From the government's insistence of the success of meritocracy in Singapore, to its constant reminders of its dedication to equality, the new refrain appears to be the splitting of hairs - trying to differentiate between "elites" and elitist attitudes! Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing (Chan) has even …

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Over a thousand people showed up for HUAWEI Mate 20 series launch

Huawei Consumer Business Group Singapore recently launched the latest HUAWEI Mate 20 series with an exclusive sale at Causeway Point. Queues stretched to more than a thousand people in line within hours before the start of the sale. Mr. Kishore Lal, age 39, was first in line since six in the morning. “I have been reading a number of positive …

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Smokers are not criminals

by Jackie I was born in the 70s, when Singapore was still a growing country. My parents are hardworking honest people who had to work more than 12 hours a day to feed our family of 6. Growing up, I was often left alone with my siblings and though we took care of each other, we had to grow up …

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