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Kiara Xavier

GOJEK partners with Singapore’s largest petrol and bank companies to provide competitive fuel rebates for drivers

As part of GOJEK’s mission to lower the operating cost for driver-partners and provide them with better earning stability, the ride-hailing company has announced on Wednesday (13 March) its partnership with Singapore’s largest petrol and bank networks – Esso and DBS – to give its drivers competitive fuel rebates. From 1 April, all GOJEK driver-partners will be able to enjoy …

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Netizens criticise the government for cancelling Watain’s concert at the last minute, despite its initial approval

On 9 March (Saturday), Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam revealed that he don’t understand how the Swedish black metal band Watain could have been allowed to perform in Singapore given the band’s anti-Christian song lyrics. “I saw (Watain’s) lyrics – it’s four-letter words on Jesus Christ, on Christianity, on religion, abusing the cross – everything that is so far out …

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Foreign workers organised sit-down protest at CBD, demanding unpaid salaries of nearly S$300,000

On Wednesday (March 6), over 30 foreign workers participated in a sit-down protest at the Central Business District (CBD) demanding answers from their employer over unpaid salaries. Their employer, Stargood Construction, believed to owe these workers about S$300,000 for their work at the old Central Provident Fund (CPF) building from December 2018 to February 2019. Those who participated in the …

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SDP: Ong Ye Kung adopts its proposal to abolish secondary school streaming

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has released a statement claiming that the People’s Action Party (PAP) has followed SDP’s lead when Education Minister Ong Ye Kung proposed to abolish secondary school streaming. It appears that, in its policy proposal Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda for Transformation, SDP mentioned that, “Therefore under the SDP’s education plan, the PSLE will …

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Retired banker Chris Kuan wonders if Hyflux was a victim of regulatory excesses like awarding too much contracts to ensure a peak reserve margin of 30%

On Tuesday (5 March), the national water agency Public Utility Board sent a default notice to Tuaspring Pte Ltd (TPL), a subsidiary of Hyflux, to fix defaults arising under the Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) between PUB and TPL. The authority announced that TPL is to resolve all defaults within the default notice period and failing to do so, will result …

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