Current Affairs

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Money already budgeted for handouts; Singapore’s land is a renewable fiscal resource
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Bertha Henson, a former journalist from Straits Times and consulting editor of the defunct social-political site, Middle Ground wrote an opinion piece, following Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech in the National Day Rally, asking whether the nation can afford to pay for the Read More

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LGBT tolerated as long as the community stays private and not “glamourised”: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

The right of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to exist in Malaysia will not be denied so long as the community leads its lives under wraps, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Speaking in an interview Read More

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Minister Wong extends lease buyback to larger flats and says public housing a success SG story
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Right on the heel of National Day Rally yesterday night, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced on MND blog today (20 Aug) that he would now extend the Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS) to all HDB flats, including 5-room and larger flats. He wrote, Read More

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PM Lee gives good tips on how to cope with rising cost of living
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

At the National Day Rally yesterday night (19 Aug 2018), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong outlined several factors that have pushed up the cost of living in Singapore, as more Singaporeans have been complaining about it in recent times. Firstly, he assured the Read More

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Police probing Facebook post of Singapore flag shown being ripped apart
By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

4 days after a Facebook post disrespecting the Singapore flag went viral, the police have commenced investigations on this matter. The Facebook post in question showed a black T-shirt with a graphic depicting the Singapore flag being ripped apart to reveal an Indian Read More

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Clarifying viral video alleging PAP MP owning luxury car, and MPs playing golf without paid membership
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

A video of a white Bentley Continental GT car parked along with other luxury cars went viral after the poster alleges that the cars belong to Members of Parliament from People’s Action Party and specifically one belonging to an MP from Bishan-Toa Payoh Read More

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Gradual easing of dry and warm conditions in the next fortnight
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Gradual easing of dry and warm conditions with increased showers forecast in second fortnight of August. Singaporeans may expect 5-7 days of late morning and early afternoon thundery showers, and 2 or 3 days of morning Sumatra squalls, therefore, a few warm days can Read More

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NZ bans foreigners from buying properties to make housing more affordable for Kiwis
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

The BBC reported today (16 Aug) that New Zealand’s parliament has banned non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes in the country. The reason for the ban is to make properties more affordable for its own citizens. New Zealand is now facing a housing Read More

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NTUC Fairprice acknowledges viral video of pork in halal chiller and apologises for supplier’s mistake
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Responding to viral video showing pork in a chiller meant for halal meat, NTUC FairPrice confirmed the authenticity of the content shown in the video and shared that necessary measures are done to rectify the issue. In the video, which was uploaded to Read More

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EIU says Singapore is the 37th most livable city in the world…not that it matters to the average Singaporean
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

It’s that time of the year again when cities around the world are ranked for their level of liveability by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group charged with analysing how the world is changing. Specifically, Read More

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