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A Charity, but why has Singapore Environment Council not posted its financial returns on its website for public scrutiny?

As a registered charity with an Institution of Public Character (IPC), the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) should be displaying their annual financial returns and statements on their website for public scrutiny. However, a check on their website has shown that the last statement which was uploaded was put up for the financial year ending 2016. The annual statement of accounts …

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Greenpeace: Only five out of 23 tuna canneries in Southeast Asia make the grade on sustainability

Greenpeace Southeast Asia released its latest tuna cannery ranking evaluating 23 canneries and brands from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia based on their policies on sustainability, transparency and equitability. In the Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking Report, only five canneries were identified as overall green performers:  Alliance Select Foods International (Philippines), PT International Alliance Foods Indonesia …

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MOH seeks public feedback on whether tax should be imposed on sugar-sweetened drinks or ban them all together

Citing diabetes as a serious health concern in Singapore, for having the highest prevalence of diabetes among developed nations, Ministry of Health is seeking feedback from the public on what measures Singapore can take to reduce the intake of sugar from pre-packaged sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) so as to combat the rising trend of diabetes. The public consultation will be held from …

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Nine Thai companies recognised as outstanding brands winners at the Influential Brands® 2018 Ceo Asia Summit in Singapore

Influential Brands®, a think–tank research and business organisation which identifies, engages and recognises “The Champions of Excellence“ throughout Asia, has named and recognised nine Thai companies as deserving winners at the 2018 Thailand‘s Outstanding Brands. The winners were judged not only on their outstanding success in its own category, industry or domain, but also on their significant growth in the past few years. Some of the key …

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DHL survey finds companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions

The latest research report on ground transportation logistics by DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has revealed that companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions do. The global survey found that a whopping 75% of respondents from the region believe electric vehicles will have a significant impact on transport in the next two years, …

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What happened to the values which our Founding Fathers built this nation?

by Willy Sum Dear Fellow Singaporeans, It has been a turbulent period for both TOC’s Mr Terry Xu and myself, since our undue “arrests” a fortnight ago. I was served with a police letter dated the day itself, with constant threats of Warrants of Arrest from the Magistrate should I not turn up for questioning on their stipulated day and …

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Reporters Without Borders issues statement to condemn actions of Singapore police on TOC

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued a statement to condemn the actions of Singapore’s police in seizing electronic devices from this news website, The Online Citizen (TOC), and interrogating its editor and a blogger who posted a comment on the site. The international non-government organisation, which advocates freedom of expression and freedom of the press, wrote that these actions which …

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Singaporean e-racers earn chance to become race drivers

Three young Singaporean simulator racers have earned Legion of Racers (LOR) Esports contracts to undergo a combination of Motorsport training in Karting, Sim racing and Fitness. The best among the three racers will then be given a kart racing slot in the Rookie Class of the IAME Asia Series. The IAME Asia Series is Asia’s leading professional karting series that …

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