Daily Archives: 2019-07-29

Scoot to add 16 Airbus A321neos to fleet to support growth plans

Low-cost carrier Scoot earlier today (29 July) announced the introduction of 16 new A321neo aircraft to its fleet to help the airline meet its double-digit growth plans by the end of financial year 2020/2021. Of the 16 aircraft, six are an upsize from Scoot’s current A320neo order from Airbus, while the other 10 will be leased. The first aircraft, named “Wings …

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Brad Bowyer: Singaporeans can no longer accept out-of-touch rulers who call for people to fight each other while themselves are insulated from the effects of their poor, outdated policies

by Brad Bowyer Singapore and Singaporeans are trapped in a flawed and failing system that is enriching a few at the expense of the many while dividing them, putting them in competition with each other and blaming them if they don’t get ahead in a loaded system as they slowly sink in to poverty and hardship. This is not just …

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“Fair, balanced and objective” Straits Times strangely silent about Lee Hsien Yang’s criticism of People’s Action Party

Yesterday (28 July), the Prime Minister’s younger brother Lee Hsien Yang has voiced his support for the newly forms Progress Singapore Party (PSP) headed by former People’s Action Party MP Dr Tan Cheng Bock. Mr Lee’s support expressed in a Facebook post also criticised the ruling party as having ‘lost its way’. Surprisingly, one of Singapore’s mainstream media outlets, Straits …

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51-yr-old Singaporean fined $17,300 for failing to issue written receipts for monies received from foreign worker

A 51-year-old employment agency licensee, Gulab Singh of IBS Consulting Services, was convicted of overcharging employment agency (EA) fees, failing to issue written itemised receipts and receiving monies from a foreign worker as a financial guarantee for the worker’s employment on 25 July 2019. In a press release on Friday (26 July), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stated that the …

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New permanent campus for Pathlight school to support students with Special Educational Needs

Pathlight School will operate a second permanent campus in Tampines from January 2023 as part of the Ministry of Education’s continuing efforts to support students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Established by the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Pathlight is a government-funded Special Education (SPED) school, which offers the national curriculum to students with moderate-to-severe SEN, and students with Autism Spectrum …

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With billions in reserve, why are university fees in Singapore still on the rise?

Spotlighting the 10 wealthiest charities in Singapore by donations and business subsidiaries, it was revealed in a Sunday Times article that the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have billions of dollars in reserves. In the financial year that ended in March last year, NUS apparently collected $227 …

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