Daily Archives: 2018-11-12

Has SP Power been overcharging consumers some 21% more all these while?

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) announced the launch of the Open Electricity Market earlier this year. Starting in April, all residential households and businesses starting with postal codes 60-64 have the option to opt out of SP Services and choose their preferred electricity retailer. The Open Electricity Market will be rolled out progressively to other geographical zones too. Tuas Power …

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The five Cs of political leadership in Singapore

Leadership renewal is taking shape, with significant changes to the Central Executive Committee of the People’s Action Party. But what is most certainly not subject to renewal is the conduct and character of political leadership. These five Cs could very well define the state of political leadership in this country. First and foremost is cronyism. The crony capitalism index by …

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NEA’s changes to contractual terms between social enterprises and hawkers “a good direction forward” for the latter, but “more needs to be done regarding costs” shouldered by hawkers, says stallholder in Yishun

Following the heated discussions surrounding social enterprise operators and their seemingly coercive method of running hawker centres of late, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced earlier this month on 9 Nov that it has reviewed key contractual terms between the five social enterprises managing the seven new hawker centres and stallholders, namely Fei Siong Social Enterprise, OTMH, Timbre+Hawkers, Hawker Management, and NTUC Foodfare Co-operative. A stallholder who …

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ERP rates to be reduced for December school holiday

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be reduced by $1.00 per Passenger Car Unit (PCU), and by $0.50 where the current ERP rate is $0.50 per PCU. This was announced by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release on Monday (12 November) as it has completed its review of the rates for the December 2018 school holidays. The authority …

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Five members of PAP CEC step down including Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam; PM Lee to reshuffle cabinet within a fortnight

The retirement of five of People’s Action Party (PAP)’s top guns has paved the way for their successors, namely a crop of fourth-generation leaders, as announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the party’s biennial conference last Sunday (11 Nov). The five heavyweights who have stepped down from the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) are: first secretary-general and Deputy Prime …

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