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Daily Archives: 2018-11-29

MOM’s latest report puts median income for local residents at $4,437 (before CPF contributions)

The median income of full-time employed residents has continued to grow according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Since 2013, the median income has risen by 3.5% to S$4,437, which is significantly higher than the 1.9% rise in the previous five years (2008-2013). That’s $4,437 including employer CPF contributions, which means the median take-home pay after deducting CPF contributions is …

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Open letter to Dr Tan Cheng Bock: Forget uniting the opposition, instead seek to coalesce and unite the people’s anger, frustrations, cries and disbeliefs

by Law Kim Hwee Dear Dr Tan, it has been four months since the 28 July, SDP-initiated discussion to form a new opposition coalition. But there appears to be no progress since. If our past is prologue, the formation of any alliance is dead in the water. The 2001 Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) made no meaningful headway with only Mr …

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GOJEK launches beta ride-hailing app in Singapore

DBS/POSB customers in Singapore will be the first to enjoy GOJEK rides during the beta phase Consumers in Singapore hungry for more ride-hailing choices will finally get to try GOJEK’s service with the launch of the beta version of its app, which will be made available for download from iOS and Android app stores in Singapore today. This marks the …

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Police investigating PA employee’s reimbursement claims for Chingay 2017 expenses highlighted in AGO report: Minister Chan Chun Sing

Reimbursement claims for overseas purchases worth more than S$140,000 made by a former employee of the People’s Association (PA) are being investigated by the police, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing. Speaking in Parliament last Tuesday (20 Nov) in response to Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) Png Eng Huat’s questions regarding the Chingay 2017 procurement, …

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Another major case of food poisoning, this time involving 131 kindergarten students and teachers

Another major case of food poisoning hit Singapore this month, this time at a learning camp where 131 kindergarten students and teachers suffered gastroenterities after consuming food prepared by the FoodTalks Caterer and Manufacturer on Monday, 26 Nov. The camp, organised by Learning Horizon which is a subsidiary of Busy Bees, was a suspended immediately after the incident. Thankfully, no …

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US-North Korea summit is the inspiration for Singapore’s Miss Universe national costume this year

Oh. My. Goodness. Singapore’s entry for the national costume segment of the Miss Universe Pageant was recently revealed and it’s NOT what anyone would have expected. Ditching the usual strategy of referencing Singapore’s multi-racial themes or architectural icons, costume designer Mr Moe Kasim decided to play on the pageant stereotype – wanting world peace – and referenced instead the North …

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Unauthorised access of court documents in State Courts integrated criminal case filing and management system

223 e-case files had been accessed by a few accused persons without authorisation, the State Courts (SC) revealed in a public statement on Wednesday (28 November). The SC said that they were alerted about a possible vulnerability in the Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System (ICMS) on 1 November 2018. This is the electronic case management system that is used …

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SS Scuba convicted for unlicensed travel agent activities

SS Scuba Pte Ltd was ordered to pay a total fine of S$14,000 for carrying on the business of a travel agent without a valid travel agent licence in contravention of Section 6(1) of the Travel Agents Act (Chapter 334), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said in a statement on Wednesday (28 November). The company faced 50 charges and was convicted and …

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