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Lawyers puzzled why AG didn’t want to prosecute NUS peeping tom

In a media report yesterday (22 Apr), several lawyers interviewed were puzzled why the recent peeping tom caught at National University of Singapore was not prosecuted by the Attorney-General. For the background, Ms Monica Baey, who is an undergraduate student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) took to her Instagram account on 18 April to call out the school …

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China forgives and invites PM Lee to attend its “Belt and Road” Forum

China held its first high-profile “Belt and Road” Forum in May 2017. Some 29 heads of state as well as representatives of 28 other countries were invited to attend the forum. The “Belt and Road” initiative is China’s attempt to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes and build infrastructure across the region. However, conspicuously, PM Lee was missing among the …

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ST Forumer: Shouldn’t you be proud of what Singapore has achieved?

A member of the public, Calvin Sim Pheng Hoe, wrote to ST Forum today lamenting that the Singapore spirit has gone missing these days in Singapore (‘Singapore spirit has gone missing‘, 19 Apr). “I have been observing that over the past few years, Singaporeans’ pride in the Republic has been diminishing,” he said. He blamed this on the “rise of …

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MAS on Hyflux debacle: We did our part but investors must exercise care

With more members of the public writing to ST Forum getting angry with MAS for perceivably not doing its job in regulating the issuance of Hyflux’s high risk bonds, MAS Director of Corporate Communications Jerome Lee gave a reply on ST Forum today (‘MAS has been doing its part but investors must exercise care‘,17 Apr). Mr Lee acknowledged that MAS …

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SG govt ok with giving free bus rides to Tianjin Eco-city residents but increases fares for S’poreans

In 2007, Singapore decided to invest in a second government-to-government project in China to develop an eco-city in Tianjin. This followed the first earlier project developed in Suzhou during the 90s. Essentially, Singapore came up with the money while China provided land near the Tianjin city to develop a new urban city. To facilitate the development, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City …

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GIC need not worries about any “net outflows” of its fund

It was reported that CEO Maarten Slendebroek of Jupiter Fund Management, one of the “crown jewels” of UK asset management industry, was replaced last month. He was replaced by ex-Janus Henderson Investors’ boss Andrew Formica. Slendebroek was being replaced at a time when Jupiter had reported a £7.5 billion drop in assets under management and net outflows of £4.6 billion …

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Tianjin Eco-city mentioned by DPM Teo only hits about 1/3 resident target

DPM Teo Chee Hean in wrapping up his official 6-day visit to China, said yesterday (15 Apr) that Singapore is well positioned to collaborate with China in more areas. He said that with both countries set to celebrate 30 years of relations next year, the existing base of cooperation stands Singapore in good stead as China shifts away from discrete, …

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