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Daily Archives: 2019-02-13

Former PM, Goh Chok Tong takes a dig at Chan Chun Sing in his Facebook post

In his Facebook post on Tuesday, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong made a surprising remark of his view on Minister of Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing’s ability to present himself in public. Referring to a speech and answers to questions at a dialogue, the former Prime Minister wrote: I attended the Middle East Institute-NUS conference not just as …

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Important not to conflate risks in training with those in operations: NCMP Dennis Tan on deaths of soldiers during NS training

On Monday (11 Feb), Worker’s Party secretary-general Pritam Singh, in proposing the amendment of Section 14 of the Government Proceedings Act (GPA), branded the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)’s “zero-accident mindset” in the wake of reservist Corporal First Class (NS) Aloysius Pang’s death at the end of last month as “unrealistic” and “wishful” even in “industries with notoriously strict safety standards”. Two years ago, …

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“Unrealistic” and “wishful” for MINDEF to expect zero fatalities in NS: Pritam Singh

It is “unrealistic” and “wishful” for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to expect zero fatalities in National Service (NS), given the foreseeable and inherent risks involved in military training in general, said Worker’s Party secretary-general Pritam Singh in Parliament on Monday (11 Feb). Mr Singh added that the “zero-accident mindset” adopted by MINDEF following the death of reservist Corporal First …

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Clean Up Your Own Backyard Before Pointing the Finger At “Foreign Interference”

Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong (Tong) has said that Singapore will consider new laws to counter foreign interference, as it is “especially vulnerable” to these exploits to stir up distrust and undermine its democratic processes.  It is imperative to remember that as these sentiments are aired by Tong, the Singapore government is in the midst of controversies …

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Singaporean businessman renews liquor license with Police’s aid after SingPost took 4 months to deliver Government letter to him

In a series of bad publicity, Singapore Post (SingPost) has again added a new complaint from a consumer for its horrible service. On 1 February, a local business owner named Daniel Goh lambasted SingPost for delivering a letter from a Government authority four months after the letter was assumed posted. Venting his complaint on his Facebook page, the businessman said …

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Final-year NTU students launch Drink Wise, Drink Tap campaign to reduce widespread usage of plastic water bottles

In a bid to encourage Singaporeans to reduce plastic waste resulting from single-use plastic bottles, four final-year students at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have decided to launch the “Drink Wise, Drink Tap” campaign. Singapore is one of only several Asian countries with safe-to-drink tap water, with a comprehensive regime to ensure quality from source to tap comprising more than …

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DBS and SMU join hands to launch sustainability program

The DBS-SMU Sustainability Initiative is the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia and includes the introduction of a sustainability major supported by research, scholarships, fellowships and community engagement Singapore Management University (SMU) and DBS have established a partnership on a comprehensive initiative – the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia – that focuses on promoting and growing sustainability. The wide-ranging initiative includes the introduction of …

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80-years-old man caught with duty-unpaid cigarettes at Singapore Cruise Centre

A total of three cartons, 34 packets, and 21 loose sticks of duty-unpaid cigarettes were found concealed in a bag of a 80-years-old man. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (13 February), the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that its officers at Singapore Cruise Centre detected anomalies in the scanned images of two bags belonging to a Singaporean man on …

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