Daily Archives: 2019-10-23

Dr Tan Cheng Bock asks Singaporeans to play their part to ensure fair election by volunteering to be counting and polling agents

Former presidential candidate and Progress Singapore Party (PSP) secretary-general Dr Tan Cheng Bock took to his Facebook on Wednesday (23 October) to encourage Singaporeans to sign up as Polling and Counting Agents for the party at the next general elections. “The right to vote is important. You can play a crucial role in ensuring that the electoral process is properly …

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Speak Mandarin Campaign has to evolve with Singapore society, guard against losing bilingual edge, say PM Lee

Singapore could be losing its bilingual competitive edge as more Singaporeans use English as their main language, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (22 October) at the Speak Mandarin Campaign event. Mr Lee noted that many Chinese Singaporeans of the younger generation can speak and understand Mandarin but don’t necessarily speak it fluently. As such, he says the …

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Intercultural Theatre Institute presents the Asian premiere of “Lie With Me” this November

The Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), an independent theatre school for contemporary artists, will be presenting the Asian premiere of ‘Lie With Me’ by award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly, from 7–9 November at Esplanade Theatre Studio. What’s more, this year’s graduating cohort will be directed by internationally renowned director Phillip Zarrilli. Both O’Reilly and Zarrilli are acclaimed collaborators, whose play ‘richard III …

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Job security an increasing priority for job seekers in Singapore, according to JobStreet study

Job security (11.4%) has crept up to become one of the top considerations when seeking a new job or employer, following closely behind work-life balance (13.7%) and salary & compensation (16.6%). The findings were revealed in JobStreet.com’s Laws of Attraction study, the largest recruitment survey done by the leading online employment marketplace. According to the study, deciding factors that were …

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Indonesia’s Jokowi taps election archrival for defense minister

Indonesia’s new cabinet were introduced at an informal presentation on the palace steps Wednesday, with President Joko Widodo tapping his election arch-rival — a former general with a chequered rights record — as defence minister. More than three dozen new ministers — the vast majority of them men — sat casually in batik shirts in front of the imposing doric …

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