Monthly Archives: November 2019

AHTC votes not to require recusal of Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang from financial matters of town council

Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has resolved that Workers’ Party Members of Parliament, Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang do not need to recuse themselves from all matters relating to, and oversight over, financial matters of the town council. This decision was made during the Workers’ Party-run town council’s quarterly meeting and announced on Saturday evening by AHTC chairman, …

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Facebook corrects post under Singapore disinformation law

Facebook published a correction on a user’s post Saturday following a demand from Singapore, the first time a tech giant has complied with the city-state’s law against misinformation. Authorities had ordered the social media giant to correct a post promoting an article on a fringe news site containing “scurrilous accusations” of election rigging, ramping up their use of a controversial …

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Introduction of SERS Plus, Universal Sale and Lease Back Scheme among proposals in WP’s new housing policy paper

The introduction of SERS Plus and a Universal Sale and Lease Back Scheme (USB) are among several alternatives listed in WP’s new housing policy paper to the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (VERS) introduced by the Government this year. VERS, which was mentioned by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech this year, will grant residents living in …

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Govt must set up necessary training programs for S’poreans in fields frequently filled by foreign workers: PVP chief

The Government must set up “necessary training programs” to train Singaporeans for jobs often filled by foreign workers and “which they claim Singaporeans are not qualified to do”, said People’s Voice Party chief Lim Tean. Narrating the story of a Singaporean taxi driver in his early 40s named Derick on Fri morning (29 Nov), Lim said that Derick had left …

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Singapore tells Facebook to correct post under disinformation law

Singapore authorities Friday ordered Facebook to correct an article on a fringe news site containing “scurrilous accusations” of election rigging, ramping up their use of a controversial law against misinformation. The social media giant, which has previously expressed concerns about the legislation, did not respond to requests for comment and the article was still on the site without any changes. …

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New polling booths and self-inking pens to be introduced in the upcoming general election in Singapore

On Friday (29 November), the Elections Depart (ELD) announced that it will be making some changes in the upcoming general election, which include adding new polling booths and self-inking pens. The decision to introduce self-inking pens came after ELD listened to feedback by older voters who had difficulty gripping regular pens to cast their votes. The new self-inking pens let …

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