Daily Archives: 2019-02-26

#SGBudget2019: Merdeka Generation Package merely a rebranding of Pioneer Generation Package, opines educator and politician Mohd Nassir Ismail

The Merdeka Generation Package (MGP) offered by the Government in Budget 2019 is merely a rebranding of the Pioneer Generation Package (PGP) that was launched five years ago, according to international educator and member of the People’s Voice Party Mohamed Nassir Ismail. “What is Merdeka [Generation Package]? Actually, it is from Pioneer [Generation Package],” said Mr Nassir, adding: “It’s just …

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Haw Par Villa to reopen on 1 March 2019

Haw Par Villa will reopen for free public access from 1 March 2019, announced the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Monday (25 February). Haw Par Villa was closed temporarily for three months period due to repair works, starting from 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019 to ensure public safety. The board announced earlier that the admission to the park …

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Filipino: Singapore makes my jaw drop every time I visit the place

Filipino Ethan James Coronel recently (13 Feb) wrote on Quora praising and exalting Singapore, saying that Singapore would make his jaw drops each time he visits Singapore. Mr Coronel said that as a child, he visited Singapore thrice but “didn’t really give a damn about the place” initially. “I was then young and patriotic, believing blindly that my country was …

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Bilahari Kausikan’s call to use military force against Malaysia in bilateral spats “akin to cries of desperate opportunists”: Malaysian senator Yusmadi Yusoff

The recent comments made by Singapore’s former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan regarding deploying military force in bilateral conflicts between the Republic and its northern neighbour Malaysia are “akin to cries of desperate opportunists seeking to rally consensus for war against a bogeyman”, opined a Malaysian senator. In an op-ed article published by Malay Mail on Saturday (23 Feb), Member of Dewan …

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Judgment reserved in striking out applications between PM Lee and Leong Sze Hian

The applications by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and financial consultant and blogger, Leong Sze Hian to strike out each others’ claim was heard on Monday (25 February), and the judgement was reserved and will be announced in “written grounds” in the near future. Lim Tean, who is representing Mr Leong in his defence and countersuit, revealed this update on …

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Registers of Electors open for inspection from 26 Feb to 11 Mar

The Registers of Electors have been prepared and are open for public inspection from 26 Feb 2019 to 11 Mar 2019, which contain the names of all qualified electors as of 1 Feb 2019, the Election Department (ELD) announced in a press release on Monday (25 February). The board stated that Singapore Citizens may check their particulars in the registers: …

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