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Daily Archives: 2019-01-16

Two Singaporeans placed on Restriction Order under Internal Security Act

Two Singaporeans, a freelance religious teacher and his student, was placed on Restriction Order (RO) under the Internal Security Act (ISA), announced the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday (16 January). The 46-year-old teacher, was placed on a RO on 5 December 2018 and his accreditation under the Asatizah Recognition Scheme (ARS) had been cancelled by MUIS in May 2018 for …

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Percussion instruments will be allowed to be played in Thaipusam for first time since 1973

The Singapore Police Force said in a statement to media on Wednesday evening that devotees who are participating in the Thaipusam procession this year, will be allowed to play percussion instruments. This is the first time since 1973 that percussion instruments are allowed. This year’s procession will start from this Sunday till Monday. Under the new provisions, registered singers and musicians will …

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NCMP Dennis Tan proposes major improvements for the public transportation system

Speaking at Parliament yesterday (15 January), Non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan suggested crucial improvements must be made to the current public transportation system, which include enhancing incentivisation and monitoring of reliability and service quality as well as adding service quality in the Fare Review formula. In his speech titled “Putting Commuters First in Public Transportation”, he mentioned that rail reliability used …

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How can parents save in face of rising education costs in Singapore?

by ValueChampion The cost of educating a child in Singapore has increased steadily in recent decades. How can you reduce the financial burden of sending your children to school without sacrificing the quality of their education? The rising cost of education is becoming increasingly problematic for families in Singapore that simply want their children to have the opportunity at a great …

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Malaysia claiming ILS disrupts future development in Pasir Gudang ‘untrue’, says Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

In his ministerial statement in Parliament on Monday (14 Jan), Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said Malaysia’s actions ‘contravene established ICAO procedures’ when it announced the Pasir Gudang area as a Permanent Restricted Area reserved for the purpose of military activities on 2 Jan this year, causing flights operating into Seletar Airport to be affected. Simple matter …

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Vague employment laws and policies lead to abuse of domestic workers, says HOME report

While the Singapore government emphasises that Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) are covered by the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA), the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Liberty Shared claim that the ambiguous language of the EFMA is insufficient to effectively protect MDWs or preserve their rights. Their report on Forced Labour in Singapore – co-published by anti-human trafficking …

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84.8 per cent of students scored at least five passes at the GCE O-Level examinations 2018

Students who sat for the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) Examination have collected their results from their secondary schools on Monday (14 January), in a record-breaking result as 84.8 per cent of students scored at least five passes at the GCE O-Level examinations last year. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board …

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MOE kindergarten registration to go online from this year

Parents who are planning to register their children to Ministry of Education (MOE) Kindergarten (MK) can do so online as the ministry will implement an online process for the Registration Exercise and make refinements to the MK Admissions Framework. Currently, parents interested in registering their child for an MK have to physically go to the MK of choice to complete …

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