Daily Archives: 2019-12-03

Asian markets rattled by fresh trade concerns

Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as global trade uncertainty returned to the fore after the United States reimposed tariffs on Argentina and Brazil, threatened steep levies against France and warned China of new measures if ongoing talks are not successful. Optimism that Beijing and Washington will eventually hammer out a partial agreement as part of a wider deal has provided …

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Three ex-SCDF NSFs fined under OSA for spreading images of fatal Bionix accident; mixed reactions from public

On Monday (2 December), three former full-time national servicemen (NSF) from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were fined under the Official Secrets Act for sharing images of the fatal Bionix accident that claimed the life of NSF Liu Kai in 2018. 22-year-old Muhammad Arif Azman was fined S$3,000 for capturing and disseminating two photos of the accident involving a …

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Netizens sceptical over government’s request for feedback on upcoming budget

“The Government obviously cannot do everything alone and you’re only as good as the feedback you get, so that you can address things specifically and make sure that you meet needs,” said Second Minister for Education and Finance Ms Indranee Rajah. In an interview with Channel NewsAsia yesterday (2 December), Ms Rajah was asked about the government’s push to get …

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DHL Global Forwarding recognised as Top Employer 2020 in Asia Pacific

DHL Global Forwarding, the leading global brand in the logistics industry, and a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group (“DPDHL Group” or “the Group”), has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer in Asia Pacific, as well as in Indonesia, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, for 2020, in its first attempt applying for this prestigious …

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PSLE issue betrays fact that Singapore is getting ‘effete’ says retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan; Ho Ching questions MOE’s decision

Commenting on the ongoing saga, academic and retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan said that the entire issue of the Ministry of Education (MOE) withholding a student’s PSLE certificate because of unpaid school fees “betrays the fact that we are [Singapore is] getting effete”. On his Facebook page, Mr Kausikan shared a letter that was written in to and published on The …

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CPF Board: Withdrawal application rejected because CPF member is not physically incapacitated from ever continuing in any employment

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) has finally sent an official letter to 56-year-old heart patient on 27 November rejecting his application to withdraw his own CPF fund on medical grounds. Mr Sim Kay Chuan suffered from heart problems in 2015 and had an operation two years ago, leaving his heart’s left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at 37% performance. The normal …

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SIA passenger complains of “inhumane torture” over 16-hour flight delay

A passenger on Singapore Airlines (SIA) flying from Singapore to Delhi took to Facebook on Sunday (1 December) to slam the airline for its “pathetic preparedness and service” after the flight was delayed for 16 hours. Facebook user Deep Roy wrote a lengthy post on SIA’s Facebook page describing the “inhuman torture” he experienced on 29 November when the SIA …

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New rendition of S’pore’s national anthem debuts on air

The new rendition of Singapore’s national anthem Majulah Singapura made its debut on public airwaves on Tue (3 Dec). The release of the new version, recorded by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, marks the 60th anniversary of the Republic’s national symbols — namely the National Anthem, the state crest and flag. Composed by the late Zubir Said in 1958, Majulah Singapura was adapted …

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