Current Affairs

StanChart’s head working in SG for 10 years caught drunk driving

It was reported in the media today (13 Sep) that a global head at Standard Chartered Bank, Cristian Alexander Jonsson, 48, was caught for drink driving after midnight last Thu (5 Sep). Apparently, he had downed about seven glasses of wine at a restaurant in Dempsey Road before driving off. The Swede, who is a Singapore permanent resident, was fined …

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Public can enter the Istana for the first time at night on 6 October

In conjunction with the Istana 150 Commemorative Event, members of the public will be given an opportunity to enter the Istana for the first time at night, the President’s Office revealed on Thursday (12 September). The event, which commemorates the heritage site’s 150th anniversary, will be hosted by President Halimah Yacob and her husband Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee on 6 …

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“We have to take social protection seriously” – Economist Yeoh Lam Keong

At the inaugural PSP Speaker Series, moderator Khush Chopra reiterated speaker Yeoh Lam Keong’s message that it was a major policy error that has led the country’s failure in properly addressing poverty. Specifically, the country’s reliance on cheap foreign labour and related immigration policies have been tough on those at the bottom, the absolute poor. In terms of the working …

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Prison Run 2019 participant slams Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore for their “hypocritical” take on anti-death penalty

On Thursday (12 September), Mohammad Nafiz Kamarudin, founder of non-profit organisation Happy People Helping People Foundation, took to his Facebook to slam Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore for asking him to change his runner’s bib as it contains a message that is not in line with the organisation’s cause. Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore is an organisation that seeks to engage community …

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HDB launches first batch of flats for sale under new measures – 4,089 units

On Wednesday (11 September), the housing and Development Board HDB) announced the launch of 4,089 flats for sale comprising of 3,373 Build-to-Order (BTO) flats and 716 re-offered balance flats across various towns and estates. Application for the flats offered in the September 2019 BTO and ROF exercises can be made online on HDB InfoWEB from today, 11 September 2019 (Wednesday) to …

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