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The Online Citizen

Four realistic resolutions for a healthier, wealthier you in 2019

by ValueChampion Making resolutions are often a time of reflection and hopeful aspiration, but they are notoriously difficult to keep. Below, we’ve come up with 4 realistic and fairly easy resolutions that can keep your body, mind and finances healthy. With 2019 around the corner, it’s time to reflect on what you accomplished this past year and start thinking about your …

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“All Singaporeans should stand united against a real national threat, but this is a politized dispute that is being blown out of all proportion”

by Brad Bowyer Never before in 34 years have I seen a 1-week Island wide live firing exercise involving all our services. There is nothing “routine” about it and certainly has nothing to do with any “National Day Parade” rehearsal as claimed given its scope and timing. This is extremely dangerous posturing and leaves plenty of time and room for …

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Dr Mahathir’s new dilemma

by Tan Wah Piow The impending 8 Dec anti-ICERD rally in Malaysia reminds one of the 1936 Battle of Cable Street in London. ICERD – a previous unheard acronym to most, stands for International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, a UN treaty. Objection to ICERD was raised by the opposition in Malaysia following Dr Mahathir high …

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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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