Daily Archives: 2019-08-09

Joint venture with Temasek terminated due to “bad’ market conditions for residential properties: InvestPenang exec director

Business Processing Outsourcing Prime (BPO Prime), the joint venture (JV) between Temasek Holdings and Penang Development Corporation (PDC), was mutually terminated due to grim market conditions. InvestPenang executive director Lee Kah Choon told Malay Mail on Thu (8 Aug) that the decision to terminate the RM1.3 billion JV (S$429 million) was made based on the findings of a survey conducted …

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Greenpeace dismisses permanent forest clearance moratorium by Indonesian President as inadequate, says deforestation has doubled despite moratoriums

Indonesian Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya Bakar announced on Thursday (8 August) that President Joko Widodo has issued a permanent moratorium on new forest clearance for the purposes of palm plantations, logging, and other activities. The moratorium, which was first introduced in 2011, covers about 66 million hectares (254,827 square miles) of peatlands and primary forests. It has …

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Man claims foreign students are given easier university entrance exams compared to local students – But is it the case?

A man named Joshua Loke posted on the Facebook page of United Singaporean alleging People’s Action Party (PAP) for favouring foreign students by giving them easier exam papers compared to the locals for the University Entrance Examinations (UEE). “So the PAPPIE Daniel Ng told me to look up the sample admission paper used to admit foreigners into our local universities. …

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WP Png asks for number of foreign student defaulters but scholar Ong replies with percentage

On Monday (5 Aug), Workers’ Party MP for Hougang SMC, Png Eng Huat asked a question in Parliament concerning foreign students who have defaulted on their tuition grant bond obligation. Almost all foreign students who studied in Singapore’s local universities and polytechnics have applied for tuition fee subsidy (tuition grant) which is meant for Singaporean students. According to information on …

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PM Lee: SkillsFuture courses help you to be more “productive and employable”

Yesterday (8 Aug), in his National Day Message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singaporeans that his government is “making good progress” re-skilling and upgrading Singapore’s workforce to be “future ready”. In particular, he mentioned that SkillFuture has helped many Singaporeans. “SkillsFuture is building up the skills of tens of thousands of Singaporeans, helping them be more productive and employable, …

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