Daily Archives: 2019-01-15

How do politicians walk together with citizens through troubled times when they don’t even acknowledge their troubles in the first place?

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has assured that Singaporeans affected by economic restructuring will have support every step of the way: “We will help everybody to get through any difficult times. We will help you, walk together with you to overcome these troubles.” That’s certainly good to know, but is it all just lip service? Most recently, PM Lee’s fellow …

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NSL train delay due to track fault on Tuesday morning

On Tuesday (15 Jan) morning, commuters along the North South Line (NSL) towards Marina Bay experienced delays and slower speed in their commute due to track fault or track inspection, according information posted on the social media. SMRT did not post any official announcement concerning this incident. On the Twitter platforms commuters posted their information and complains at nearly 8am: …

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Pink Dot calls on MSFD to rethink their move to strengthen adopt laws and policies against same-sex couples

Following the High Court ruling to allow a gay Singaporean man to adopt his 5-year old biological son, Minister Desmond Lee said in Parliament on Monday (14 Jan) that the Ministry for Social and Family Development will be reviewing and strengthening existing adoption laws and policies. He also reiterated Singapore’s public policy which is against the formation of same-sex family …

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Company falsely declaring salaries to get employment passes is not a new thing

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Monday (14 January) that the food and beverage behind famous restaurant chain Penang Culture has been fined S$94,500 for falsely declaring salaries in work pass applications. On 27 December 2018, GD Group was convicted of seven charges under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, with another 13 taken into consideration during sentencing. In …

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2018 is Singapore’s Eighth Warmest Year on Record

Singaporeans faced the eight warmest year on record in 2018 as the country saw a mean annual temperature on 27.9 degrees Celsius, announced the Meteorological Service (MSS) on Tuesday (15 January). In 2014, 2009, and 2005, Singaporeans saw also this temperature, which is 0.4 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average between 1981 to 2001. It was also 0.2 degrees Celsius …

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IHiS terminates two employees, demotes one, fines seven following COI report on SingHealth cyber attack

Following the release of the full report on the SingHealth cyber attack last July by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on Thursday (10 Jan), SingHealth’s information technology arm Integrated Health Information Systems Private Limited (IHiS) has decided to impose penalties on several staff members found to have been negligent in dealing with signals of potential cybersecurity breaches leading up to the …

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Workers’ Party should aim to win one-thirds of Parliamentary seats to avoid “a wipe-out with no elected opposition”: WP chief Pritam Singh

Workers’ Party (WP) should target and secure at least one-thirds of Parliamentary seats to prevent a “wipe-out” of the elected opposition and subsequently risking giving the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) “a blank cheque to govern”, said the Party’s Secretary-General Pritam Singh. In his speech at this year’s WP Members’ Forum on Sunday (13 Jan), Mr Singh revealed that he …

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