A letter to parents about the Ministry of Education’s The Growing Years Programme, a sexuality education programme in schools, dated 13th Feb 2019 was shared on r/singapore. The user who shared a photograph of the letter indicated that it was part of a sex ed consent form sent to parents of secondary school children. The letter explained that the sex …Read More »
During the Budget debate in Parliament on Wednesday (27 Feb), Associate Professor Walter Theseira, a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP), said that Singapore needs to build a strong core of academics to keep the country in the right path and serve as a check and balance for the integrity and ability of the government. To do this, Assoc. Prof Theseira …Read More »
Facebook user Shana Yap is looking for a forever home for her late grandfather’s dog, Sam. Sam the 11-year old Samoyed is maybe getting old, but he remains healthy, friendly, and sweet. Shana’s grandfather passed away two months ago and the family is trying to find a new home for Sam where he can be well cared for in his …Read More »
Did the Standing Committee on Disbarment take action against ST Marine following corruption convictions?
According to the Standing Committee on Disbarment (SCOD), chaired by the Deputy Secretary of Finance (or his deputy), corruption offences are investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (CPIB) and where appropriate, the CPIB will recommend for debarment of companies that have been convicted by the Court of corruption. The SCOD comprises of deputy secretaries from various ministries, Attorney General/deputy AG …Read More »
KCCV accepts responsibility for misunderstanding between SDP and JTC over last minute venue cancellation
KCC Ventures has apologised for the last minute cancellation of the venue booking by Singapore’s Democratic Party (SDP) who had wanted to hold their election campaign launch at the SLV Hub events space. Just a day before their event on Saturday, SDP was informed by KCCV that their booking for the venue had been cancelled due to a ‘last minute …Read More »
ST Marine was involved in a corruption scandal in 2014 but still allowed to bid and win government tenders – why?
Back in 2017, former ST Marine group financial controller Ong Teck Liam as well as six other former ST Marine senior executives were convicted for corruption in a scandal that broke in 2014. Ong had pleaded guilty to 10 charges of conspiring with four other senior executives the bribing employees of the ST Marine’s customers to secure their business. She …Read More »
Jose Raymond of the Singapore People’s Party took to Facebook to suggest ways for the government to provide better support to Singaporeans in taking care of their elders. Mr Raymond talked about his own experience of caring for his father during the last few months of his life which he described as ‘the best decision’ he’s made in his adult …Read More »
Former MOF civil servant turned journalist praises Minister Heng’s collaborative approach in building Singapore’s economy
Taking a look at Heng Swee Keat’s tenure as Finance Minister, Channel NewsAisa says his annual budgets have shifted to allow the business community more leverage for positioning the economy for the future which reflects the minister’s own collaborative approach in leading Singapore. With rumours abound that Mr Heng is in line to take over as leader of Singapore, people …Read More »
Lapse in notification for MHA tender project and the question of why was ST Marine awarded 55% higher than estimated budget
In July 2017, the Ministry of Home Affair (MHA) put out a tender for a shipbuilding project for the Police Coast Guard (PCG). The tender called for a firm order of the construction of 12 patrol boats with the option to supply and deliver a further five boats. It also called for maintenance of the boats for a firm period …Read More »
Private Matters is Singapore’s first health communications campaign on Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) that aims to raise awareness of the severity of UTI and its consequences, as well as encourage adoption of simple lifestyle behaviours to reduce the risk of contracting UTI. An initiative led by four undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University, Private Matters wants to change perceptions in Singapore …Read More »