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Daily Archives: 2018-11-08

Does the PAP feel entitled to call an election anytime they want?

The premise of having an election in a democratic country is to give voters a fair choice. For that choice to be fair, voters have to have the ability to make an informed choice. The factors that would ensure an informed choice would include the voters to have equal access to all contestants from all contesting parties and their message. …

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Are we setting aside too much reserves for MediShield Life?

The MediShield Life Fund is said to be designed in a way that it is self-sustaining and based on actuarial principles, with each age group paying premiums, under the compulsory MediSheld Life which all citizens in Singapore have to subscribe to, to broadly support its own current and future claims. "This means that the Fund has to set aside enough monies …

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Changes to Direct School Admission Exercise for Secondary Schools from 2019

All secondary schools can now admit up to 20 percent of their non-Integrated Programme (non-IP) Secondary 1 intake via Direct School Admission for Secondary Schools (DSA-Secondary). This is an increase from 5 percent for Schools with Distinctive Programmes, and 10 percent for Autonomous Schools starting this year. In the first year of this expansion, 3,000 students received confirmed offers, compared to …

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New link road connecting Punggol Central to KPE/TPE to open ahead of schedule

A new link road connecting Punggol Central to KPE and TPE(PIE) will open almost a year ahead of schedule, on 25 November 2018, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Thursday (8 November). LTA said that the new link road, which is part of a two-phase expansion of the KPE/TPE interchange will provide motorists with an alternative route between Punggol …

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Simplification of UAS Computation for Polytechnic Graduates

The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Thursday (8 November) has announced that the University Admissions Score (UAS) for polytechnic students applying to all Autonomous Universities (AUs), including National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), will be simplified by only referring to their polytechnic GPA. The current requirement is for their ‘O’-level results to comprise 20 percent of their UAS. This …

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Article alleging PM Lee’s complicity in 1MDB scandal “fake news” and “libellous”: Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur

The High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur has censured an article published by The Coverage, a controversial "social news network" alleging the involvement of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). In response to queries from Malaysian reporters, the High Commission announced in a statement that it "would like …

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Beauty pageant to tech industry: How Jeraldine Phneah took control of her career and bought a HDB flat by age 26

by ValueChampion Wondering how to break into the tech industry or how to purchase your own HDB flat before turning 30? We hope our interview with Jeraldine Phneah, a popular blogger who also works in digital advertising in Singapore, could shed some valuable insights that could help you achieve these goals. For young Singaporeans graduating from universities, the realities of the …

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31 ways to bring in extra income even with a full-time job

by BankBazaar.sg Whether it is to pay off your debt quicker, save more, or just have a better lifestyle, earning extra money is never a bad idea. Singapore has a wide variety of options to enable you to earn side income every month. We list out 31 ways to earn extra money and you can pick whichever suits you the most. …

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