Daily Archives: 2019-01-24

At least 8 Singaporeans died in past 1.5 years while serving their nation

It was reported that Corporal First Class (CFC) Aloysius Pang Wei Chong passed away at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand yesterday (23 Jan). Aloysius, an armament technician was said to be carrying out repair works inside a self-propelled howitzer last Sat (19 Jan) when the gun barrel was lowered, crushing him. He was with his unit undergoing reservist training at …

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2019 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results to be released on 31 jan

The result of the 2019 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) will be released on Thursday (31 January) at 9.00 am, announced the Ministry of Education (MOE). The ministry stated that applicants can obtain their posting results via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS), which is accessible through the JAE website and the Short Messaging System (SMS) text messages sent to the mobile phone number provided …

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Malaysia continues to defend its bans on Israeli athletes

Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq has clarified that he is not out to penalise all Israeli people for the actions of their government against Palestinians. He was referring to Malaysia’s refusal to allow Israeli athletes into Malaysia to compete at the World Para-Swimming Championships being held in Sarawak in July this year. He said that protecting the rights …

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Manpower Minister Josephine Teo insists Progressive Wage Model uplifts low-wage workers’ pay; experts argue otherwise, citing depressed wages due to unbridled influx of migrant workers into Singapore

While Manpower Minister Josephine Teo continues to sing high praises of her Ministry’s Progressive Wage Model (PWM) in uplifting the earnings of low-wage workers in Singapore, a public policy expert and former economist have argued otherwise, highlighting the trend of depressed wages among such low-wage earners due to a high influx of foreign workers into the Republic. Mrs Teo was …

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“Choping is an individually rational act that is collectively irrational and inefficient for users as a whole”

We recently ran a story about a German exchange student from National University of Singapore (NUS) who noted that the ‘chope’ culture in Singapore is selfish, and shared their experience to confessional Facebook page NUSWhispers. The student found Singaporeans “cold and unfriendly”, and the habit of reserving seats using bags and laptops also comes as a culture shock. The confessor …

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Aloysius Pang passed away due to injuries sustained while carrying repair works in self-propelled howitzer

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away at 2045hrs on 23 January 2019 (SG time) at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand. CFC (NS) Pang who serves as an Armament Technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, was said to be carrying out repair works inside the Singapore …

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