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Community Chest launches second episode of three-part documentary series “Add A New Story”

Community Chest has today launched ‘Movement’, the second episode of a three-part documentary series “Add A New Story” made by entertainment platform Viddsee to encourage more public donations to Community Chest. The series is directed by Singaporean documentary filmmaker Eileen Chong, and follows Mindy Tan, a Singaporean photographer as she profiles six individuals whose lives are supported by social service …

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“For Singapore to progress, we cannot operate on this paradigm of a scorched earth policy” – WP’s Yee Jenn Jong

Recently we’ve been inundated with coverage on the High Court decision that found Worker’s Party (WP) MPs Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang liable for for damages against the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) and the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) and the debate on Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat’s motion in Parliament for Ms Lim and Mr …

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“Are we ready for a non-Chinese PM? Why not? I am ready” – WP’s Yee Jenn Jong slams PM Lee for remark on minority presidency

What Singaporeans are really unhappy about is that they were deprived of the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights to elect a president, said former NCMP Yee Jenn Jong of the Worker’s Party. Responding to a remark made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Yee took to Facebook to write a long post about minorities in positions of political …

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People’s Voice Lim Tean calls out Trade & Industry Minister for a debate on CECA

People’s Voice founding leader Lim Tean has called out Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing to debate the merits of the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), countering the minister’s assertion that the agreement hasn’t robbed Singaporeans of jobs. On Saturday, Mr Chan had said in an interview with Channel NewsAsia that CECA does not grant Indian nationals unconditional …

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What is the point of a facial recognition attendance tracking for MPs in Parliament?

The Parliament Secretariat, which supports the speaker of Parliament, is looking to introduce a facial recognition attendance tracking system for MPs to replace the current manual tracking approach. Right now, the attendance of MPs in Parliament sittings are recorded in the official minutes such as the official reports and votes and proceedings. Also, a staff of the Secretariat will have …

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Bridge collapse at Montigo Resorts, Batam leaves 18 Singaporeans injured

Eighteen Singaporeans were injured when a 70m-long wooden bridge collapsed on Thursday afternoon (7 November). The Singaporeans were on holiday in Batam at Montigo Resorts in Nongsa. The resort is owned by Singaporean company KOP Limited, which is publicly listed on the Singapore Exchange. According to reports by Sindonews, the 18 Singaporean tourists were taking photos on the bridge along …

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GrabFood Delivery Partner laments loss of income as a result of PMD ban

The recent ban of electric scooters on footpaths in Singapore has drawn the ire of many PMD users, especially Grab Food Delivery partners who are affected by this move. On 5 November, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced in a statement that electric scooters will be banned from footpaths and those caught disobeying that rule can be fined up to …

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