Daily Archives: 2019-02-20

AVPN and Prudence Foundation launch competition to foster greater disaster awareness and preparedness

Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia, and AVPN, a Singapore-based funders’ network that is committed to building a high-impact social investment community across Asia Pacific, announced the launch of the Disaster Tech Innovation Programme on Wednesday (20 February). Asia Pacific is the region that is most prone to and affected by natural disasters worldwide – a …

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Netizens disagree with budget 2019, citing it does not address key issues

After Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the Budget 2019 in Parliament on Monday (18 February) at 3.30pm, netizens reacted negatively and stated that the budget didn’t address key issues. When Mr Heng began tabling the 2019 Budget, Channel NewsAsia broadcasted the announcement live on their Facebook page. The Facebook Live video garnered over 600 comments where netizens mostly shared …

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Democracy, despite its shortcomings, is the best system of governance to have, relative to other systems: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

Democracy, despite its shortcomings, is the best system of governance to have in relative to other systems of governance, as citizens have the power to overthrow their government “with a stroke of the pen” at the polls, in contrast to authoritarian systems in which violent revolutions involving wars and bloodshed have to occur for a change to take place, said …

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Privacy concerns raised over cameras in SIA aircrafts, airline says they’re been ‘permanently disabled’

Singapore Airlines (SIA) were quick to reassure passengers on Tuesday (16 Feb) that the camera embedded in some of its inflight entertainment systems have been ‘permanently disabled’. SIA added that they have no plans to develop any features using those cameras. They were responding to complaints on social media made by passengers who had spotted the cameras on SIA aircrafts …

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Public deeply unhappy with 2019 Budget, based on Yahoo Singapore Poll

On 18 February (Monday), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the 2019 Budget in Parliament at 3.30pm. In his announcement, there are a few new initiatives that were introduced such as the Merdeka Generation Package to help older Singaporeans with their healthcare costs, a Home Team Science and Tech Agency, as well as a new sixth pillar of Total Defence …

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SDP: Budget 2019 – When the party ends and the music stops playing

At a rally during the General Elections in 2015, SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan said: “The PAP has pulled out all the stops, giving concessions here, rebates there and getting everyone drunk with SG50 merriment. But what happens when the party is over, my friends? What happens when the music stops playing and all the guests go home? Your housing …

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