Daily Archives: 2018-11-17

Is the States Times Review editor having a case of dissociative identity disorder?

It’s a curious case, this whole STR and Singapore Herald business. On 9th November, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) asked for service providers to restrict access to the States Times Review website for publishing an article linking Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the 1MDB investigations. After refusing to remove the article, and a failed attempt by the IMDA …

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Is a change in SMRT leadership just a cosmetic change made to fob off critics or is there real commitment for revamp?

Reading reports on a media briefing given by the new SMRT CEO LG (NS) Neo Kian Hong who told reporters that there were no “deep-seated cultural issues” of human errors as characterised by his predecessor Desmond Kuek within the SMRT, I cannot help but draw parallels with certain trends of behaviour within our government which was observed by writer, Augustine Low. If …

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Parliamentary questions for 19 November 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 on Monday, 19 November 2018 for the 85th session of the 13th Parliament. *95 oral questions and 36 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be Ministerial Statement from the Minister for Foreign Affair : * Review of Foreign Policy 2018. At the commencement of Public Business, there will be …

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GRC system enables “PAP backbenchers” who are are nothing more than “yes” men to be “swept into Parliament”: Founder of People’s Voice Party

In a bid to garner the support of Singaporeans for the People’s Voice Party, founder Lim Tean has proposed to remove the Group Representative Constituency (GRC) system should representatives from the party be elected to Parliament, as he believes that the system has enabled representatives from the People’s Action Party (PAP) who are “not qualified to be MPs” to be …

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Go-Jek to launch beta app in Singapore before the end of December

Commuters may expect to have more choices in e-hailing service providers in the very near future as Jakarta-based ride-hailing platform Go-Jek enters the Singapore market with its beta mobile application before the end of this year. Speaking to reporters after a casual discussion at the Singapore Fintech Festival on Wednesday (14 Nov), Go-Jek president Andre Soelistyo revealed that the beta …

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Expect less wet days with afternoon thundery showers in second half of Nov

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) under the National Environment Agency said that the second half of November 2018 is expected to be less wet than the first half of the month and there could be a few warm days during this period. According to the authority, inter-monsoon conditions with winds that are light and variable in direction have been prevailing …

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