Danisha Hakeem

Global Retirement Index: S’pore tops list of countries for retirement finances, scores low in quality of life and material wellbeing

Singapore scored first for retirement finances out of 44 countries surveyed in the latest edition of the Global Retirement Index (GRI) for this year. In the GRI report released by Natixis Investment Managers last Fri (20 Sep), Singapore came in close competition with New Zealand in the Finances sub-index, with similar rounded scores of 79 per cent in the past …

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Five bus drivers file lawsuits against SBS Transit over wage dispute

Five bus drivers have filed separate lawsuits against public transport operator SBS Transit Ltd over a wage dispute concerning overtime pay. In a writ of summons filed by lawyer M Ravi last Fri (20 Sep) and seen by TOC today (23 Sep), the bus drivers, who have been working for SBS Transit between three years to a decade, alleged that …

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PSP first official walkabout to take place on Sun, locations to be shared later

Progress Singapore Party, the newest opposition party to join Singapore’s political landscape, has invited members of the public to “Save the Date”, as it will be holding its first official walkabout on Sun (29 Sep). Party founding chief Tan Cheng Bock said on Facebook today (23 Sep) that Singaporeans “at various locations” across the island, which will be announced at …

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SingPost US-based e-commerce units file for bankruptcy following underperformance, failure to secure suitable buyer

Jagged Peak and TradeGlobal, two of Singapore Post Ltd’s US e-commerce units, have filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 after an unsuccessful six-month process of finding and securing a suitable buyer for both. Reuters reported on Thu (19 Sep) that SingPost on Wed evening said: “Under the supervision of the bankruptcy court, the U.S. subsidiaries intend to pursue the …

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S’pore cannot compel GIC and Temasek to abstain from investing in haze-linked companies?

A Parliamentary question by Workers’ Party (WP)’s Member of Parliament Leon Perera regarding Singapore sovereign wealth funds GIC and Temasek Holdings’ possible investments in haze-linked companies was highlighted by the party’s unofficial support Facebook page One WP, One SG on Wed (18 Sep). Over three years ago, Perera asked Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat if the Government was involved in …

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Haze: Repeated discussions with Indonesia’s central govt ineffective, S’pore should deal directly with provincial administrations, says PVP chief

In order to effectively tackle the haze problem that plagues Singapore annually, the government should target its efforts at Indonesia’s provincial administrations instead of continuing to engage the Central government, said People’s Voice Party (PVP) chief Lim Tean last Sun (15 Sep). In his rebuttal of claims from “many netizens” suggesting that there is nothing that Singapore can do about …

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ST article on grey area between “innocent sharing” or breaching Official Secrets Act – informative or cautionary?

In light of the “viral”, instantaneous sharing culture on social media where visual evidence of incidents or events can be shared in a single tap, individuals may be treading on thin ice in relation to the Official Secrets Act (OSA). The Straits Times on last Fri (13 Sep) cautioned members of the public against “violating the OSA, accidentally or otherwise” …

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Yale-NUS president affirms commitment to academic freedom within legal boundaries, following cancellation of programme on dissent and resistance

While Yale-NUS College remains keen on upholding academic freedom, the institution remains steadfast in doing so within legal boundaries, in light of the cancellation of a programme aimed at introducing its students to dissent and resistance in Singapore. College President Tan Tai Yong told TODAY yesterday (17 Sep) that while dissent and resistance are “legitimate objects of study and investigation …

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