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POSB new notes pop-up ATMs return for convenience of customers preparing for CNY
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

DBS/POSB is providing a hassle-free experience for its commuters to withdraw and collect new and good-as-new notes for this coming Chinese New Year with the return of POSB new notes pop-up ATMs. It will also be rolling out an online reservation system on 29 January. According Read More

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Code of Practice launched for online charitable fundraising
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Commissioner of Charities has jointly developed the Code of Practice for Online Charitable Fundraising with four crowdfunding platforms, which are Give.Asia, Giving.sg, Ray of Hope Initiative and Simply Giving and the Code was launched by the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu at a forum on Tuesday Read More

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Is becoming an e-sports athlete a potentially good career path for you or your child?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Value Penguin Esports has been experiencing an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years. With its rise, a growing number of people are also aspiring to become a professional game player. In fact, many “esports academies” have been launching in SE Read More

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Human Rights Watch: New restrictions in Singapore limit critical voices
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Rights Record on Free Expression, Assembly Worsens (New York, January 18, 2018) – Singapore’s government imposed further restrictions on free speech and peaceful assembly while harassing and prosecuting critical voices in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. In the 643-page World Report, its Read More

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AWARE calls for a budget for gender equality
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Gender equality group AWARE submitted its eighth annual set of recommendations for the National Budget through the public consultation portal REACH on 12 January, calling for the Government to take concrete steps in ending gender inequality. “It’s time to dedicate resources to a Read More

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SPF warns public of phishing website seeking to obtain sensitive personal data
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a warning on Tuesday (16 January) on phishing websites after responding to SMSes (Short Message Service) that were purportedly sent by United Overseas Bank. It stated in a Facebook post that the Police have received reports where victims Read More

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Statement on the Extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA) for another five years
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Below is a statement jointly issued by three Human Rights Non-government organisations, Function 8, Think Centre and Community Action Network We are strongly opposed to the extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act by another five years and expansion of its scope. Similar Read More

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DBS Foundation awards S$1.1 million in grants to 14 social enterprises across Asia
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

DBS Foundation, the first foundation in Singapore dedicated to championing social entrepreneurship, has announced that it has awarded SGD 1.1 million to 14 social enterprises (SEs) in Asia, as part of its 2017 Social Enterprise Grant Programme. DBS Foundation has awarded grants ranging between Read More

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MARUAH: Consequences of corruption are multi-faceted and impact on all human rights
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

MARUAH, a local human-rights non-government organisation has issued a statement on the international bribery scandal which involved Singapore government-linked company, Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (KOM). The NGO writes that it is “deeply disturbed at the blatant corruption of KOM, disregarding its own Read More

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Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism launches short videos to promote use of mother tongue languages
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A series of short videos promoting the use of mother tongue languages was launched by Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng in name of the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism on Thursday (4 January) at New Town Secondary School. The bilingualism Read More

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