Daily Archives: 2019-08-05

“Some improvement” in race relations among Singaporeans except in workplaces, says Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam … but do minorities concur?

While there has been a “slight increase” in the “perception” of racial discrimination at the workplace against minorities in Singapore, there has also been “some improvement” in race relations among Singaporeans overall, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. “Is there racism in Singapore? Of course there is. There is racism in every multi-racial society that we know of. …

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More than 1,500 participants run towards a more gracious and inclusive Singapore

Over 1,500 participants took part in the Singapore Kindness Run which was held for the third year at the National Stadium last Saturday (3 Aug). This year’s run is a ground up initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement, conjointly with the launch of Get Active Singapore (GASG) 2019. The primary objective of the run is …

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Will Hong Kong people buy Singapore homes?

Some readers ask me whether there will be more Hong Kong people buying Singapore homes, and whether this will raise local property prices and sales volumes. Maybe they know I was from Hong Kong two decades ago. Or they have seen too many media reports on riots in Hong Kong. Like many foreign countries, protests and strikes to Hong Kong …

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Death-row convict’s appeal reopened for new evidence to be received

More than two years after his death sentence was affirmed by the apex court of the land, 45-year-old Norasharee bin Gous was back in court – before the same three-men panel which dismissed his appeal – on Monday (5th August) morning, seeking to reopen his concluded appeal and to receive fresh evidence. The application was initially based on the ground …

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Parliamentary questions for 5 August 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Monday, 5 August 2019, for the 107th session of the 13th Parliament. *80 oral questions and 29 written questions had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a ministrial statement from Senior Minister of State for Transport (on behalf of the Minister for Transport): Personal Mobility Devices. At the commencement …

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