Daily Archives: 2019-06-15

Former NS man raises question toward SAF pledge

by Simon Lim I express my opinions as a Singapore citizen. I have served my full-time National Service almost 40 years ago and yesterday when I chanced upon the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) pledge on-line again, it drawn on me a very different meaning and feeling, one that I have not given serious thought to over the decades. Let me …

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Civil servants to receive 0.45-month mid-year bonus in July

Civil servants will receive 0.45-month mid-year bonus in July, which is a slightly lower amount than last year, the Public Service Division (PSD) announced in a press release on Thursday (13 May). It also stated that they will also get a one-off lump sum payment of $200 for all civil servants. Lower-wage civil servants in Grades IV and V of …

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Heng Swee Keat to partner SGs to design policies for peripheral issues instead of pressing ones

Speaking at a REACH-CNA dialogue session today (15 Jun), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the Government wants to partner Singaporeans to design and implement policies on 4 areas: Environmental sustainability Housing environment Young Singaporeans Social mobility For the environment, Heng said this is an issue that many young Singaporeans are passionate about “because they will be inheriting …

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Posting from foreign PMET shows how companies are running rings around MOM

A recent post by a foreign PMET on expat.com, a popular expat forum, had revealed how companies can run rings around Singapore’s Manpower Ministry (MOM) in order to get more foreigners to work in their companies. The foreigner, apparently from the Philippines, wrote that his company applied for him an S-Pass on 21 Jan this year but was rejected 2 …

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Indonesia’s Constitutional Court to hold hearing of Prabowo’s legal challenge against Jokowi’s Presidential Election victory on Tuesday

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has allowed the hearing of opposition former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s lawsuit against his political opponent President Joko Widodo, who remains keen on challenging the latter’s victory in the archipelagic nation’s Presidential Election held in Apr. The Straits Times reported that the court has decided to schedule a hearing next Tue (18 Jun), a day later than …

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