Filipino on S-Pass: We are humans who have families to support

Singapore Business Review (SBR) published an article last Mon (‘Singapore’s foreign workers left in limbo amidst tighter manpower rules‘, 4 Mar) highlighting that foreigners working in Singapore are “left in limbo” after the recent announcement by the Singapore government to cut work pass quota. During the recent budget debate, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a cut in the foreign …

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Puthucheary not in hurry to open Hume MRT station for residents

Following an announcement by Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary that Hume MRT station would be opened by 2025, TODAY polled 20 residents at bus stops along Upper Bukit Timah Road and Hume Avenue this week. 85% of them – or 17 residents – felt that the wait was too long. The Senior Minister of State said that the new …

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Survey: 35% think Heng can understand ordinary Singaporeans but 21% doubt so

Current Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has now been portrayed in media outlets since his appointment as 1st assistant Secretary-General of People’s Action Party as the most likely candidate to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore. According to the latest Blackbox survey published in Dec 2018, 3 in 5 respondents were said to have a favorable impression of the …

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GIC picks up Singtel’s tab sinking S$1b into “junk-rated” Indian telecom company

Last Thu (7 Mar), Bloomberg published a news article revealing that Singapore’s GIC will be investing Rs5,000 crore (S$972 million) into the troubled India’s second largest telecom company, Bharti Airtel Ltd. About a week ago, Bharti Airtel decided to announce plans to raise nearly Rs32,000 crore (S$6.2 billion) through a combination of rights issue and perpetual bonds. Bharti Airtel was …

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ComfortDelGro cabby drives until fainted on ECP expressway

It was reported in the media on Sunday (10 Mar) that a ComfortDelGro cabby drove along the ECP expressway until he fainted while the taxi was still moving. The incident actually happened on Friday (8 Mar). The whole incident was captured by a dashboard camera from another car. It was later uploaded onto Roads.sg: It showed the taxi suddenly swerving …

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