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Brad Bowyer: Budget 2019 is a sham

by Brad Bowyer So, first impressions on the budget… Does little to nothing but reveals much. Let’s start with workfare “benefiting” 440,000. Really? What this shows is the government allows employers to pay workers below the cost of living and is then stepping in with public funds to cover the difference for a massive 20% of the workforce so who …

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33-year old SAF male regular found dead in Kranji Camp II

A 33-year-old Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) male regular was found motionless at a stairway landing of a building in Kranji Camp II on 14 February 2019 at 5.10 pm. The Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were activated by the unit. The serviceman was pronounced dead on site at 5.30 pm by an SAF medical officer. MINDEF …

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School fees in Singapore: Most expensive & affordable schools in Singapore

Singapore has one of the top education systems in the world. Singapore’s education system supports the development of children’s strengths and social skills. Schools in Singapore produce students with strong academic results who later go on to pursue successful careers. Learn more about why Singapore’s education system is considered a global standard. Quick Facts Singapore has the highest achieving primary …

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AWARE urges complete closing of gaps in rape law; urges further reform and public education on consent, repeal of Section 377A

Singapore’s leading gender rights organisation, AWARE in a statement, welcomed the moves in the Criminal Law Reform Bill, introduced in Parliament on Monday, that mostly remove marital immunity for rape, and expand existing rape and sexual assault laws – for the former, including non-consensual penetration to the mouth and the anus, and for the latter, including non-consensual penetration perpetrated by …

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Former PM, Goh Chok Tong takes a dig at Chan Chun Sing in his Facebook post

In his Facebook post on Tuesday, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong made a surprising remark of his view on Minister of Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing’s ability to present himself in public. Referring to a speech and answers to questions at a dialogue, the former Prime Minister wrote: I attended the Middle East Institute-NUS conference not just as …

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DBS and SMU join hands to launch sustainability program

The DBS-SMU Sustainability Initiative is the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia and includes the introduction of a sustainability major supported by research, scholarships, fellowships and community engagement Singapore Management University (SMU) and DBS have established a partnership on a comprehensive initiative – the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia – that focuses on promoting and growing sustainability. The wide-ranging initiative includes the introduction of …

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