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Daily Archives: 2019-03-11

Netizens criticise the government for cancelling Watain’s concert at the last minute, despite its initial approval

On 9 March (Saturday), Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam revealed that he don’t understand how the Swedish black metal band Watain could have been allowed to perform in Singapore given the band’s anti-Christian song lyrics. “I saw (Watain’s) lyrics – it’s four-letter words on Jesus Christ, on Christianity, on religion, abusing the cross – everything that is so far out …

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GIC picks up Singtel’s tab sinking S$1b into “junk-rated” Indian telecom company

Last Thu (7 Mar), Bloomberg published a news article revealing that Singapore’s GIC will be investing Rs5,000 crore (S$972 million) into the troubled India’s second largest telecom company, Bharti Airtel Ltd. About a week ago, Bharti Airtel decided to announce plans to raise nearly Rs32,000 crore (S$6.2 billion) through a combination of rights issue and perpetual bonds. Bharti Airtel was …

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Doctors rally against Singapore Medical Council ruling to fine psychiatrist $50,000, MOH looking into it

Following an outcry from the medical community, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is looking into the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) decision to fine a psychiatrist S$50,000 for failing to maintain patient confidentiality. On Thursday, a petition was started in support of Dr Shoo Shuenn Chiang of the National University Hospital (NHU). The petition had garnered over 2,000 signatures before it …

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Parliament would not have made provisions for Merdeka Generation Package if this was an “election Budget”: Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, on criticisms against Budget 2019

In light of calls for the Government to devise “more universal and permanent schemes” for Singaporeans instead of what some have dubbed as temporary schemes tailored to lure in voters before every General Election, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin said that contrary to such opinions, the Government already has a history of implementing such long-term schemes in the past. In …

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Is our union & Manpower Minister protecting our working class?

by Joseph Nathan For younger Singaporeans, many may wonder who or what National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is all about. They see it almost everywhere, from childcare to supermarket, from training centres to hawker centres, and yet despite its local dominance, it was never successful venturing out of Singapore or definitive in what it is really about. In 1961, when …

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ComfortDelGro cabby drives until fainted on ECP expressway

It was reported in the media on Sunday (10 Mar) that a ComfortDelGro cabby drove along the ECP expressway until he fainted while the taxi was still moving. The incident actually happened on Friday (8 Mar). The whole incident was captured by a dashboard camera from another car. It was later uploaded onto Roads.sg: It showed the taxi suddenly swerving …

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