Daily Archives: 2019-10-16

Hong Kong protest leader left bloodied in street attack

A leading face of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement was rushed to hospital covered in blood late Wednesday after being attacked by unidentified thugs with hammers, his protest group said. The Civil Human Rights Front said leader Jimmy Sham was assaulted by four to five people wielding hammers in the district of Mongkok in what they described as an act of …

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Strong magnitude-6.4 quake hits Philippines’ Mindanao: USGS

A strong and shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hit the southern Philippines on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, sending hundreds rushing out of a shopping mall where local television said an elderly man was injured. The man received treatment after being struck by a falling object during the early evening quake, ABS-CBN television reported from the scene. The quake, …

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Singapore jails drunk N. Zealander for biting policewoman

A New Zealand woman has been jailed in Singapore for six and half months for biting a policewoman’s arm after a drunken night out while visiting her sister. Katie Christina Rakich arrived in Singapore one evening in June, already slightly drunk, and headed for dinner with her younger sister and her sister’s boyfriend, court documents showed. The 27-year-old drank beer …

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PAP and NTUC ‘twins’ in S’pore labour system, workers should build upon the system instead of tearing it down: PM Lee

There is no need for workers to dismantle Singapore’s current labour system, as the symbiotic alliance between the People’s Action Party (PAP) government and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has always been founded on a common desire to improve and secure the the well-being and future of workers in Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The partnership between …

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Accessibility ramp at WP ward finally opens after years; WP’s Pritam Singh questions policy of PAP candidates as grassroots advisers

The barrier-free-access (BFA) ramp at Blk 108 Bedok Reservoir Road is now open to the public, announced Worker’s Party MP Pritam Singh in a Facebook post, seven years after it was first proposed. Mr Singh noted that the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council, which he chairs, has been waiting for documentation and additional pipe diversion to be completed before receiving approval to …

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Citizens express concern for Workers’ Party over AHTC case

On 14 October (Monday), Workers’ Party (WP) member and former non-constituency Member of Parliament Gerald Giam took to his Facebook to share concerns raised by citizens he encountered over the latest Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) case involving three members of the WP, including its chief Pritam Singh. In his post, Mr Giam said that while he was distributing food in …

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Investors channel S$1bil into Singapore’s fintech ventures in first nine months of 2019 — but face talent shortage

Financial technology (fintech) companies in Singapore raked in US$735mil (S$1bil) in investments in the first nine months of 2019, according to a report by Accenture released on Tue (16 Oct). The total value of investments marked a 69 per cent jump from the same period the previous year, from US$435mil to US$735 mil. The number of fintech investments made, however, saw …

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PM Lee says PAP will walk with workers “all the way” while continuing to import foreign ones

Speaking at the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) National Delegates’ Conference yesterday (15 Oct), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the People’s Action Party (PAP) promises to walk with workers “all the way” as industries transform. He said workers will not be left to fend for themselves. Workers have to be ready for change, and the Government has to help them …

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Scoot wins its second “Best Low-Cost Carrier” award in a month

After flying past reigning champion AirAsia to take home the “Best Low-Cost Carrier” award at the TTG Travel Awards 2019 last month (26 Sep), Scoot has bagged another “Best Low-Cost Carrier” award, this time at the Travel Weekly Asia 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks the first time Scoot has won the award from Travel Weekly Asia. The winners are …

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