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Daily Archives: 2019-03-18

Reduction of CPF Investment scheme fees deferred to 1 Oct 2020

The second phase of reductions to the CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) sales charge and wrap fees cap will be deferred by one year from 1 October 2019 to 1 October 2020 in response to industry feedback that financial advisors require more time to adjust to the revised CPFIS fees structure. In March 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced the …

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Netizens lash out at director of global security firm who says that the worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 is premature

On 14 March (Thursday), Channel NewsAsia (CNA) published a commentary article which revealed that the worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 is premature. Written by Ross Darrell Feingold, the director for business development at SafePro Group, a global security and protection specialist firm, it sought to address the aftermath of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, where a …

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Resilience Campaign and Video aims to stop stigmatization of failure and people with disabilities

A recently released video by ‘Rebound with Resilience’ – a social campaign started by communications studies undergraduates from NTU – has generated some interest online.The 12 min long video started with students candidly sharing their thoughts on failure, to which a cast member said: “devastating…some say failure can be a wake-up call, but it’s easier said than done”. The surprise …

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Returning CPF monies in full, cutting ministers’ salaries and implementing minimum wage among SDP’s 10-point plan to reduce Singaporeans’ living costs

Returning Central Provident Fund (CPF) sums in full, the sizing down of ministerial salaries, and the implementation of minimum wage for Singaporeans are among the reforms proposed in the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)’s latest policy paper. “A Better Life For All: Lowering the Cost of Living In Singapore”, launched on Sat (16 Mar), also proposed the reduction of healthcare costs …

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Leong Sze Hian being asked to pay a total of S$21,000 by High Court for cost after his counterclaim against PM Lee was struck out

Davinder Singh Chambers (DSC), the law firm representing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his defamation suit against veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian, has sent a statement on 14 March (Thursday) requesting Mr Leong to pay a total of S$21,000 for two summonses. “As you know, on 12 March 2019, the Honourable Justice Aedit Abdullah allowed SUM 148 and dismissed …

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Why the Public Order Act?

by Teo Soh Lung The Public Order Act is anything but what the minister for law proclaimed was his intention during the second reading of the bill. He said in 2009: “This Bill represents a major step in the continuous review of our public order management framework which seeks to balance the interests of national security, public safety, community rights …

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No impact on Singapore’s water supply from chemical spill incident in Johor

Authorities have stated that there is no impact on Singapore’s water supply and no anomalies detected in local air and water quality from the chemical spill incident at Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Earlier said by Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Sahruddin Jamal, more than 940 people in Pasir Gudang have sought treatment for shortness of …

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Local writer suggests that Christian sermons should be vetted just like how Muslim sermons are vetted by MUIS

Singaporean writer Joshua Ip took to Facebook on 12 March to discuss the apparent double standard applied by authorities when it comes to banning individuals and groups who threaten religious harmony. Pointing out two articles by Channel NewsAsia – one about the local church’s response to the banning of anti-Christian heavy metal ban Watain, and the other about a local …

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