Monthly Archives: July 2019

Police dismiss claims of racism following incident at Bishan MRT Station, netizens on the fence over who was in the wrong

In a Facebook post on Wednesday (10 July), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) dismissed the allegations that police officers conducting checks at MRT stations target Malays, saying that the claims are “untrue, baseless, irresponsible, and may stir up racial tensions”. The allegations were made after a video emerged online showing a man reacting angrily upon being stopped by TransCom officers …

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Elections Dept opens tender for printing, packing and documents delivery services

The Elections Department (ELD) under the Prime Minister’s Office has called a three-year tender on Wed (10 Jul) to provide documents-related services, including printing, packing and delivery. The tender is the second tender called by the ELD in the span of two months after it opened a tender for the provision of bus transportation services to support election operations. The …

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Singapore’s GDP growth drops to 0.1% in Q2, lowest since 2009’s Great Recession

As the world’s economy takes a deeper dive as it prepares for a looming recession, Singapore’s second-quarter data released on Friday (12 July) showed a dreadful slowdown. According to official estimates released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Republic’s year-on-year gross domestic product (GDP) growth only grew by a scant of 0.1% in the second quarter. This …

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North East Community Development Council works with RoboticsPlus to provide robotics education to needy students ahead of World Educational Robot Contest in Singapore

The World Educational Robot Contest (WER) Asian Open will be hosted in Singapore for the first time on 13 and 14 July 2019 at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The inaugural WER Asian Open contest, jointly organised by the World Educational Robotics Society (WERS), RoboticsPlus, and NUS Students’ Engineering Club will see more than 150 students (aged 4 to …

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MOM: CPF payouts determined by actual household expenditure patterns

The Manpower Ministry (MOM) defended itself in mainstream media this week (‘Different method used to calculate CPF payout sums: MOM‘, 8 Jul) saying that it uses a different method to calculate the CPF payouts under the national CPF Life Scheme. MOM’s comments came in light of a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the Lee Kuan Yew …

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Public mocks Chan Chun Sing after he said “political stability, competent leadership” kept Singapore ahead in weak global economic outlook

Despite a poor global economic outlook, Singapore managed to place itself higher than others due to its strengths like its “stable political environment with a competent and united leadership”, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Monday (8 July). Apart from this, the Republic was also able to stand apart from the rest because of its …

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Singapore-based cybersecurity outfit Group-IB was recognised by Gartner for its solution against online fraud

Group-IB, an international company specialised in preventing cyber-attacks, online fraud, and investigating high-tech crimes, is proud to announce that it was recognised in Gartner’s 2019 Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection for its Secure Bank/Secure Portal solution. The company, which has recently opened its global headquarters in Singapore, made the announcement in a press release on Thursday (11 July). “We are honored to receive such a high appreciation …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Celebration in Dance 2019

For the fourth time running, Celebration in Dance is a collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for a one-night-only performance on 18 August 2019. This production presents a unique and brilliant opportunity for RAD students in Singapore to perform on the prestigious stage at the Esplanade Theatre. Together with the school performances, Singapore Dance Theatre will also …

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Another short train delay along the NSL on Thursday evening

The passengers onboard the North South Line (NSL) train again experienced a short delay on Thursday (11 July) evening, due to a track fault. This is the second incident this week and was informed by some commuters on TATA SMRT Facebook; SMRT again did not give any information about this disruption on its social media platforms. Mary Lee wrote at …

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