Daily Archives: 2019-07-15

SPH’s profits down again – it’s share price has dropped 30% since Ng came onboard

After the close of the markets last Friday (12 July), it was reported that Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) third-quarter profits dropped by 44.1% from $46.91 million last year 3Q to the present $26.2 million. While their digital media segment posted good improvement in revenues, the traditional print advertisement revenue declined by a 16.7%. Additionally, the circulation revenue was also lower …

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129 arrested in anti-loansharking blitz

94 men and 35 women, aged between 17 and 82, were arrested for their suspected involvement in loansharking activities in an operation that was conducted from 8 to 10 July 2019. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and seven Police Land Divisions conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations island-wide during the three-day operation, resulting in the arrests. Singapore Police Force …

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Malaysian man who killed another in Singapore, finally nabbed after evading prison for 33 years thanks to a spelling error

Back in 1986, odd-job worker Arumugam Vellasamy fatally struck his colleague with a hammer over a drunken argument about unpaid salaries. The then 28-year old Malaysian, after realising what he had done, managed to get across the border to Johor that same night. For more than three decades after that, Mr Arumugam had managed to evade justice, even crossing the …

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Brad Bowyer joins Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party

Brad Bowyer, former member of People’s Voices (PV), took to his Facebook on Monday (15 July) to announce that he has joined Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party (PSP). “It is time Singapore stopped regressing and started PROGRESSING again. I am proud to be part of this movement,” he wrote. Mr Bowyer initially served as Lim Tean’s Shadow Minister …

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Does Singapore need a new approach to healthcare? Comparing SDP’s healthcare policy with 3M healthcare scheme

Much has been said about the affordable healthcare system in Singapore. In particular, the 3M (MediSave, MediShield (Life) and MediFund) formula has been hailed as an effective system to help keep government healthcare expenditure low while not burdening people which heavy out-of-pocket medical expenses. In fact, Ministry of Health (MOH) has said on their Facebook page that “Singapore has come a …

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Nearly 50,000 low-income Singaporean women given free mammogram screenings by the Breast Cancer Foundation

In a press release earlier today (15 July), the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) announced that it will extend its successful Breast Cancer Foundation Encouragement for Active Mammograms (BEAM15) programme. BEAM15 was launched in partnership with Health Promotion Board (HPB) in 2013, and has provided free mammogram screenings for nearly 50,000 low-income Singaporean women. With the extension, the BCF will provide …

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Hong Kong’s extradition Bill opponents storm into suburban Sha Tin district, Carrie Lam stays mum on total withdrawal

Protests against the Hong Kong government’s extradition Bill show no signs of quelling as tens of thousands stormed into New Town Plaza Mall in the suburban Sha Tin district on Sun (14 Jul). Reuters reported that clashes between the protestors and the police officers were particularly violent, as umbrellas and plastic bottles were thrown against the police officers, leaving 10 …

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