Monthly Archives: July 2019

Brad Bowyer: Is our financial fate in good hands?

by Brad Bowyer Extract from this telling article by Reform Party chief, Kenneth Jeyaretnum. “Temasek’s results were announced on 9 July and they were not a pretty picture. While the Board claimed a 1.5% return for the year to 31 March 2019 this was only after translation into depreciating Singapore dollars. In US$ terms the portfolio lost money, falling almost …

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Checkpoint Theatre presents Eat Duck by Zenda Tan, 28 Aug – 8 Sept

Checkpoint Theatre presents Eat Duck, a new play written by Zenda Tan and directed by Claire Wong, which follows 12 members of an extended family as they gather for the seven-day wake of Grandma at the void deck. As the family learns to cope with grief and loss, each must navigate the sometimes heartfelt, sometimes painful complexity of kinship. The …

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Train service delay along the North East Line on Friday morning

Passengers traveling on the North East Line (NEL) trains on Friday (19 July) morning, experienced delays in their commute. SBS Transit (SBST), the transport operator of the NEL train service, informed in a tweet that it was caused by a track fault at the Harbour Front Station. Commuters posted their information and comments on TATA SMRT Facebook about the delay: …

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Opinion: I would vote for PAP, if only…

by Rudy Irawan This coming General Election, I would vote for the People’s Action Party. Really. I would vote for the PAP if they had shown a sincere semblance of accountability and remorse for inexcusable incidents like the escape of the most dangerous man in the region, with the most ironic name you could imagine for a terrorist. I would …

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33 dead, 36 severely injured in Kyoto Animation Studio arson in Japan

A suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan at 10:30am on Thursday, 18 July left 33 dead and 36 seriously injured, says police. Japan’s NHK reported that an unidentified man poured what appeared to be gasoline at the entrance of the Kyoto Animation Studio before setting it on fire which erupted into a blaze. Based on eyewitness accounts, …

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