Daily Archives: 2019-01-07

Lee Hsien Yang re-emphasis that his wife was never the lawyer for LKY and asks why AGC is wasting public resources on a private matter after all this time

Mr Lee Hsien Yang (LHY) has come out to re-emphasis that his wife, Ms Lee Suet Fern was never the lawyer for his father, late Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) and questions the agenda of Attorney General Chambers for pursuing a private matter after all these years with the use of public resources. LHY, brother of the current Prime Minister Lee …

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Liquidation of Coastal Oil Singapore affects at least 10 banks in SG and HK

The Standard Hong Kong newspaper reported yesterday (3 Jan) that banks in Singapore and Hong Kong are likely to suffer huge losses linked to the closure of Singapore petroleum company Coastal Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. Records from ACRA show that Coastal Oil Singapore Pte Ltd entered liquidation as of Dec 13 last year. It entered liquidation due to the sharp …

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PM says education system would prepare students for future while new grads find difficulty getting jobs

Addressing the MOE Edusave Award recipients and their families at Townsville Primary School on Sat (5 Jan), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told the students and parents that the recent changes to the education system will make learning more meaningful for students. These include reducing the emphasis on academic results, dedicating more curriculum time to deeper learning, and helping students …

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Government to take over optional ElderShield from 2021 after compulsory CareShield kicks in

The administration of the ElderShield scheme will be taken over by the Government in 2021 as the Ministry of Health (MOH) reached agreement with the ElderShield insurers. In a press release on Monday (7 January), the ministry stated that the move will allow ElderShield policyholders to upgrade to CareShield Life more smoothly, and benefit from improvements to the claims assessment process …

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Forum-Asia calls for conviction of Jolovan Wham to be quashed and for Singapore to respect the right to freedom of expression

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has issued a statement to condemn the conviction of Singaporean human rights defender Jolovan Wham for violating the 2009 Public Order Act. The regional human rights organisation states that the case against Wham highlights the Singaporean Government’s tightening grip on civil society and calls on the Singaporean Government to end the …

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Tesla Founder Elon Musk says Singapore has been unwelcome following earlier incident of LTA levying a surcharge of a Model S

Telsa founder & CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the Singapore government has been unwelcome to Tesla Inc. in a response to a tweet asking why his car company isn’t in Singapore. Govt has been unwelcome — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2019 Musk is of course alluding to his previous assertion that the government doesn’t support electric vehicles. Back in …

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Malaysia’s King Sultan Muhammad V resigns

The Comptroller of the Royal Household announced yesterday (6 January) that Sultan Muhammad V has stepped down as Malaysia’s King with immediate effect. “His Royal Highness informed this matter officially to the other rulers by writing to the secretary of the Conference of Rulers,” said the statement which was issued from Istana Negara. The Comptroller noted that Sultan Muhammad V …

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Release of 2018 O-Level results and 2019 Joint Admissions Exercise on coming Monday

The results of the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination will be released on Monday (14 January). In a press release on Monday (7 January), the Ministry of Education remind school candidates to obtain their results from their respective schools from 2.00 pm on 14 January 2019. Meanwhile, private candidates will be notified of their …

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Why is the Lee family burdening Singaporeans with their family feud?

The Year of the Pig will likely herald more turbulent times for the Lee family. With the two children of late Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling very much back in the fray, with the upcoming contempt of court proceedings against LKY’s blue-eyed grandson, Li Shengwu and the latest revelation that his mother, Lee Suet Fern …

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