Daily Archives: 2019-01-26

Firing the COA, CDF does not solve the problem

by James Lee First of all, my condolences to the family of Aloysius Pang. With the passing of another Singaporean son, another witch hunt begins. This time, the hunt is directed towards those at the top – Goh Si Hou, Melvyn Ong and Ng Eng Hen. Once again, the question of NS is being put into the spotlight, and similarly, …

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490 packs of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in two different cases

Two separate cases of Malaysians attempting to smuggle in duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed in their Malaysia-registered cars were foiled by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers on Wednesday (23 January). In a Facebook post on Friday, ICA stated that its officers detected anomalies in the undercarriage of the first car, driven by a 33-year-old woman. Officers found 460 packets of …

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Research reveals Singaporeans children need to focus on different skills to be successful in the careers of the future

LEGO Singapore has launched new research which reveals that a regime of school and extracurricular work is resulting in a lack of time and opportunity for children to explore their more imaginative playful sides and develop essential skills for the future. Today’s children can expect to have very different career paths from their parents and a less traditional life, with …

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MOE should go beyond motherhood statements and victim-blaming

by Sean Lim The Straits Times reported on 14 Jan that the Ministry of Education (MOE) is going to take action against ‘lewd’ Instagram account targeting junior college girls.  While it is worth applauding that MOE is taking action against questionable Instagram accounts, their spokesperson’s response is quite lacking. The spokesperson said that students ought to be “mindful of privacy …

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Women’s national team headed for Hockey Series Finals

Singapore’s national women’s hockey team has qualified for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey Series Finals to be held in Dublin in June, following the withdrawal of Austria from the Hockey Series Finals (HSF). When the curtain came down on the Hockey Series Open 2018, the national women’s team had achieved a third-place finish ahead of higher ranked Kazakhstan, but …

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