Daily Archives: 2019-08-07

A Balancing Act – dissecting the issue on foreign scholars and tuition grants

by Yee Jenn Jong Two days ago in parliament in response to my Workers’ Party colleague Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung revealed that government spending on scholarships and tuition grants for foreign students fell 50% over the past 10 years. It is now around $238 million, which means the annual spending around 2009 …

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Public advisory on scam calls impersonating ICA officers

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has issued a warning to members of the public of calls claiming to be its officers. The authority stated that members of the public have been receiving calls from different numbers, such as the Immigration Offender hotline “1800 3916150” that allows the public to call and provide information on immigration offenders and related activities. …

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Netizens show support towards marathoner Soh Rui Yong after he was blocked on social media and WhatsApp group chat by Singapore Athletics

Two-time marathon champion Soh Rui Yong is back in the limelight, and this time due to his tiff with Singapore Athletics (SA) after the organisation blocked him from posting on its social media platforms. Their disagreement came after the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) announced in a media statement on 1 August (Thursday) that the two-time marathon champion Soh Rui …

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