Daily Archives: 2019-11-12

China denies World Bank cuts related to Uighur rights concerns

China said Tuesday that a World Bank decision to scale back a vocational education project was unrelated to allegations of mistreatment of minority Muslim Uighurs in the northwestern Xinjiang region. The World Bank launched a review in August of the programme after Foreign Policy magazine reported that a school which benefited from a tranche of the $50 million loan to China …

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Affected food delivery riders turn up at MPS to voice their grievances; MP Ong Teng Koon asks if they want to take up job as Singpost postman

Following the sudden ban of e-scooters on footpaths last week, one group that is badly affected is definitely the Personal Mobility Device (PMD) riders, especially those who use it as their livelihood tool like food delivery riders. As such, on Monday night (11 November), about 30 PMD riders gathered at Woodlands Avenue 5 to meet the MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee …

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DPM Heng wants mainstream media to be trusted and reliable news source

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat wrote on his Facebook page saying that he visited SPH yesterday (11 Nov). “It’s my first look at SPH since they completed their renovations this year,” Heng said. “Saw the newly-built SPH studios and got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the various newsrooms operate.” Heng said that although the media landscape has changed, the …

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Closure of Amaravati project doesn’t impact future investment plans of Singapore Consortium in the region, say MTI

The Amaravati Capital City Start-up Area project has been closed by the newly-elected government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) yesterday (11 November) based on mutual consent between the GoAP and the Singapore Consortium, said the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry in a statement. In a press release today (12 November), Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran said that while the …

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“You take all our freedom!” Food-delivery PMD riders lament their frustrations to Jurong GRC MP Ang Wei Neng over e-scooter ban

About 70 food-delivery riders showed up at the Meet-the-People Session (MPS) held in Taman Jurong yesterday evening (11 Nov) to urge the government to lift it’s e-scooter ban on footpaths. Dressed in their food-delivery attire, they expressed their concerns to Mr Ang Wei Neng, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC, who sat in to hear their appeal on behalf …

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Chinese state media praises Hong Kong police ‘restraint’

State media in China on Tuesday said the People’s Liberation Army was on hand if necessary to support police in Hong Kong as it praised the force for its “restraint”, the day after an unarmed pro-democracy protester was shot. The city witnessed one of the most violent days yet in five months of pro-democracy unrest on Monday, with a police …

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Protesters hit Hong Kong commute as western powers urge restraint

by Jerome Taylor and Su Xinqi Hong Kong protesters struck the city’s transport network for a second day running on Tuesday as western powers voiced concern over spiralling violence after police shot a young demonstrator and another man was set on fire. The flare-up is the latest in the 24 straight weeks of increasingly violent rallies in Hong Kong, aimed …

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Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

A Singaporean baggage handler has been jailed for 20 days for swapping tags on nearly 300 suitcases at the city-state’s airport, causing them to end up at wrong destinations around the world. Tay Boon Keh, 66, had pleaded guilty to charges of swapping the tags on 286 bags at Changi Airport, one of the world’s busiest hubs. He made the …

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