Daily Archives: 2019-01-30

Palestinian Struggle “a humanitarian struggle for justice and freedom” which “all Malaysians regardless of their background should support”: Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim

The Palestinian Struggle is a humanitarian struggle for justice and freedom which all Malaysians regardless of their background should support, said Malaysia’s Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim. Speaking in a meeting with the Palestinian Cultural Organization Malaysia (PCOM) in Putrajaya on Tuesday (29 Jan), Mr Sim added that greater communication between the peoples and institutions of both Malaysia and …

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“Firm action” will be taken against SingPost for lapses in licence requirements and service standards: IMDA

Following the debacle resulting from SingPost’s failure to carry out a flyer printing and distributing service worth $7,000 for a business owner and a netizen’s discovery of unopened letters in public dustbins, the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced on Tuesday (29 Jan) that “firm action” will be taken against SingPost for any lapses in meeting public postal licence requirements …

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Rockets from Batam, statistics and MHA

by Teo Loh Sung While it is commendable that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) publishes periodic terrorism threat assessment reports and summarises the number of detentions and releases under the Internal Security Act (ISA), more details and accuracy of information would be appreciated. BATAM ROCKET? One incident that the Singapore government seems to be obsessed with is the alleged …

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“What do parents know about a teacher’s KPI?” asks former teacher

A former teacher named Chegu Thamrin took his Facebook account on 23 January to lash out to parents who are only bothered about their own child’s progress without knowing that teachers have their own Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to fulfill. He said that parents are only concerned about their own child’s progress, but teachers have to worry about at least …

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Former deputy editor of The Straits Times wonders why the culprit behind the HIV data leak wasn’t dealt with as seriously as other offenders under the OSA

Former deputy editor of The Straits Times, Alan John wonders why the culprit behind the recent HIV data leak fiasco wasn’t charged under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) for committing such a serious offence, whereas other less serious offenders were charged in this Act. Mr John wrote, “I’ve been stuck at the fact that there was this massive breach of …

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Activist Sangeetha Thanapal receives stern warning from authorities after calling Singapore ‘a terribly racist country’

Vocal activist Sangeetha Thanapal has been given a stern warning by the police over a Facebook post that they say promotes feelings of ill will and hostility between the races. Ms Thanapal, originally from Singapore, now lives in Melbourne where she works as a researcher. The police confirmed to the Straits Times (ST) that they investigated her earlier this month …

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Increased interest in joining start-ups among jobseekers: CareerBuilder Singapore’s Employer of Choice Survey 2018

As the competition heats up between organisations to attract and retain talent in the tight labour market, companies who have consistently invested providing attractive employee packages as well as a strong work culture remain Employers of Choice. The interest and willingness to work for Start-Up companies is also seeing a steady increase. These are among the key insights from CareerBuilder …

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Thinking of a last minute CNY trip? Here are the cheapest dates to fly

by ValueChampion Whether you are looking to be reunited with your family abroad or wish to celebrate in a new destination this Lunar New Year, we found the cheapest and most expensive days to fly to help you save on your travels. The Lunar New Year is just around the corner and while some have had their travel plans planned for …

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