Correspondent

PTC Chairman: Commuters spoken to were “quite happy to bear higher fares”

During Parliamentary debates in early March (7 Mar), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that the fare formula for public transport is being reviewed in view of the upcoming infrastructure upgrades. He noted that the current formula is “inadequate” and the Public Transport Council (PTC) is reviewing it to take into account of “total costs”, saying, “I am confident that …

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ST Editor: We report news fairly and objectively without bias – but publishes poll to influence election results

During a parliamentary select committee’s hearing on Deliberate Online Falsehoods yesterday (23 Mar), Editor-in-Chief of Straits Times (ST), Warren Fernandez, assured the committee that ST reports news fairly and objectively without bias. “Over the last five, 10 years we’ve tried extremely hard to be fair, balanced and objective because we see our role as not trying to play up one …

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Self-driving car kills woman as PM Lee exhorts driverless technology

New York Times reported that an autonomous car operated by Uber struck and killed a woman on a street in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday night (18 March). It is believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with a self-driving car. At the time of the accident, the driver-less car which was under testing, did have an emergency backup driver …

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SPH CEO LG Ng can’t stop decline in newspapers ad page count

It was reported on Sunday (18 Mar) that the advertisement page count of Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Straits Times had slipped 12.7% year-on-year for 2Q in its financial year of 2018 (FY18). SPH’s financial year ends on 31 Aug. According to a report from UOB Kay Hian, the decline was driven primarily by the display ad segment, which accounted for …

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Net increase in foreign PMETs last year

The Straits Times (ST) splashed on the front page today (16 Mar) with the headline, “Fewer foreigners, more locals in workforce last year“. It reported that the number of foreigners working in Singapore fell by 32,000 last year – the biggest in 15 years, ST said. However, ST did acknowledge that the decline was mostly due to fewer work permit …

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Uber/Grab driver: We are now squeezed left right and centre by Govt!

An Uber/Grab driver wrote to former Presidential candidate and NTUC Insurance CEO Tan Kin Lian in the hope that his plight can be highlighted to Singaporeans so as to raise awareness of his situation. He told Mr Tan that he was forced to drive Uber/Grab due to prolonged unemployment. “Driving Uber/Grab driver is not what we would choose as a …

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