Kiara Xavier

Lim Tean to organise second rally at Hong Lim Park on 16 March

Following the success of his first rally on Saturday (26 January), Lim Tean, founder of political party People’s Voice, is gearing up to organised his second rally called “Where Is The Accountability In Singapore?” on 16 March at Hong Lim Park. Announcing this news on his Facebook page, the Singaporean lawyer and politician, said that the Republic is no longer …

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PAP Seniors Groups wants CPF rate for employees above 55 to be increased

The PAP Seniors Group (PAP.SG), a group within the People’s Action Party that handles elderly causes, is proposing the Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rate for employees aged 55 and above be raised to 37 per cent, based on media reports. In its 21-page position later, PAP.SG opined that the CPF contribution rates for senior workers would help boost their …

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Police car clamped for parking illegally at a private property

It’s normal to see cars being clamped by authorities. But what is abnormal is when you see a police car being clamped for parking at a wrong spot. Facebook user Ng Fark Yew shared on Wednesday (30 January) a photo on his Facebook account of a police car’s tyres locked by authorities. It appears that the car was parked at …

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Orchard Road may receive a facelift and be pedestrianised

As part of the Government’s wider plans to rejuvenate the well-known shopping belt in Singapore, a stretch of Orchard Road near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station may be pedestrianised in the future, which could be used as an open play area or an ad-hoc event venue for festivals and fashion shows. The move of closing the stretch of road between Buyong …

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“What do parents know about a teacher’s KPI?” asks former teacher

A former teacher named Chegu Thamrin took his Facebook account on 23 January to lash out to parents who are only bothered about their own child’s progress without knowing that teachers have their own Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to fulfill. He said that parents are only concerned about their own child’s progress, but teachers have to worry about at least …

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Former deputy editor of The Straits Times wonders why the culprit behind the HIV data leak wasn’t dealt with as seriously as other offenders under the OSA

Former deputy editor of The Straits Times, Alan John wonders why the culprit behind the recent HIV data leak fiasco wasn’t charged under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) for committing such a serious offence, whereas other less serious offenders were charged in this Act. Mr John wrote, “I’ve been stuck at the fact that there was this massive breach of …

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