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Singapore PM delivers banal speech for National Day Rally
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by Lim Tean I never thought I would see the day when the Prime Minister of Singapore would give as banal a speech as he gave tonight. Our country has so many problems ranging from increasing unemployment , stagnating wages , astronomical costs of Read More

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PAP responsible for high levels of anxiety: Chee Soon Juan
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“The danger is that our ministers, themselves brought through a system that stifles independent thinking and financially engorged with their salaries, possess neither the vision nor the courage to effect change even when they see the problems,” said Dr Chee Soon Juan in Read More

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GCT’s speech avoids mentioning obstacles towards inclusive leadership and equitable society
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by Chris Kuan “We must guard against social inequity as a new fault line in our society,” said Emeritus Senior Minister, Mr Goh Chok Tong at a National Day Dinner for his Marine Parade GRC on Saturday. But the point is; isn’t the macroeconomic Read More

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Morning train breakdown attracts ridicule from Singaporeans
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On the train delays: Khairudin Salim: Transport Minister suddenly so quiet! Derrick Eng: They were already rehearsing yesterday evening for today breakdown already. And please take these rehearsals seriously as you all are also rehearsals for later evening breakdown. Kim Tan: How come ERP never Read More

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DTL and NSL affected by signalling fault on Friday morning
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Commuters were met with yet another service breakdown on Friday morning (18 Aug) since the service disruption along North South Line during the Thursday evening rush hour. At 6.29am, SMRT announced that commuters are to expect 30 minutes of additional travelling time between Read More

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Reliance on major infrastructure projects for economic growth unsustainable: Chee Soon Juan
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Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan has criticised statements made by the Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong. Likening Mr Wong’s plans to “pouring more concrete on the island to grow the economy”, Dr Chee warned against continued reliance on capital input Read More

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National U16 Girls team informed last minute by Basketball Association of Singapore of withdrawal from 2017 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship
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by John Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) last minute pulled out of 2017 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship My daughter received a sudden whatsapp message from the association on 8 August to inform her and the team that they are not heading to Read More

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Workers’ Party MPs file defence in AHTC suit; Maintains MPs acted in good faith and in accordance with duties as Town Councillors
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On 26 July, the independent panel which was appointed to Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) in consultation with Housing Development Board on Feb 2017, filed a lawsuit against several of the town councillor and a few other over alleged breach of fiduciary duties in failing to comply with Read More

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#GoHazeFree campaign targets use of unsustainable palm oil in eateries
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Environmental non-profit organisation, People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze) in its latest campaign, #GoHazeFree writes that many eateries in Singapore and the region are still using unsustainably produced palm oil, which may contribute to future haze, two years after the worst haze Read More

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How would the President exercise judgment under the current constitution governing the presidency?
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by Chris Kuan TODAY reports the would-be Madam President as saying making a decision to unlock the nation’s reserves is not just based on numbers but involves exercising judgment gleaned from years of experience in policymaking, Come early next year. The Finance Minister will present Read More

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