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Danisha Hakeem

Ryde decides not to recruit private-hire drivers and cabbies following LTA warning

In a turn of events, Singapore’s homegrown mobility app Ryde has declared yesterday (16 August) that it will not take on private-hire vehicle (PHV) drivers and taxi cab drivers for the new RydeSend initiative, following the warning received from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday. The company, which has signed up 3,000 taxi drivers but has yet to incorporate them …

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Pakatan Harapan made promises in its “thick” manifesto without anticipating a victory in GE14: Dr Mahathir Mohamad

It was reported by Malaysiakini on Tuesday that Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had admitted that fulfilling the promises by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition in its “thick” manifesto has been a challenging feat, considering the fact that the coalition did not truly anticipate coming into power in the 14th General Election on 9 May. Speaking at a gathering …

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Hearing of lawsuits filed by independent panel for AHTC against town councillors scheduled in Oct

The civil lawsuits brought upon by an independent panel on behalf of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) against its town councillors over an alleged breach of fiduciary duties is scheduled to be heard in the High Court starting 1 Oct to 2 Nov. Former Workers’ Party (WP) Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang, present WP Secretary-General and town council chairman Mr Pritam Singh, …

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Malaysian Parliamentary Select Committee will appoint Auditor-General, Prime Minister no longer involved, says Mahathir

In a bid by Malaysia to decentralise power from the Prime Minister and to restore checks and balances in the government, a Parliamentary Select Committee will be convened and placed in charge of appointing the Auditor-General, according to Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The transfer of authority from the Prime Minister to the Select Committee was part of the reforms …

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Employees affected by IBM manufacturing hub closure; union silent on petition against termination conditions

Approximately 200 workers, including “blue-collar” workers involved in manufacturing and “white-collar” workers in managerial and executive positions, have been retrenched from the International Business Machines (IBM) plant at the Singapore Technology Park. An IBM subcontractor told TODAY Online last month that two layoffs have already taken place in May and June, and that a third exercise was scheduled to take place at …

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Daughter of one of Singapore’s founding fathers “deeply offended” by Goh Chok Tong’s remark regarding ministerial salaries

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong’s statement at a public forum regarding ministerial pay has sparked an uproar amongst members of the public, with netizens taking to social media platform to express their shock and dissatisfaction against the former Prime Minister’s remarks. In response to a suggestion by 70-year-old Braddell Heights resident Mr Abdul Aziz to reduce the “million-dollar” …

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Former NUS student maintains injustice done to her by university

A former National University of Singapore (NUS) student has exhausted all her life savings of over S$100,000 fighting a legal battle that has ruined her life for the last 10 years. In a High Court ruling last month, Justice Woo Bih Li, in delivering his judgement on 9 July, reasoned that the claims made by Jeanne-Marie Ten Leu Jiun, 47, on the …

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