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The buck stops with Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, says Lim Tean on the train collision which caused 25 over injuries
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Lawyer and political activist, Lim Tean has posted a video of him speaking on the recent collision of two trains at Joo Koon MRT station that caused 25 reported injured casualties. In his speech, he commented that the incident is indicative of where Singapore Read More

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NSL, EWL and CCL under SMRT, all down with severe disruption on the same morning
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) reported this morning that two of its lines, Circle Line (CCL) and East-West Line (EWL) were experiencing delays. CCL experienced signal fault resulting in a huge backload of passengers while EWL had a train collision at Joo Koon Read More

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AGC proceeds on charge of contempt of court against Li Shengwu
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has proceeded on its contempt of court case against Mr Li Shengwu. The first pre-trial conference (PTC) took place at the Supreme Court on Monday (13 November). Mr Li, 32, who is the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Read More

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Hearing to determine by-election in Marsiling Yew Tee GRC set to be held on 15 Jan 2018
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has announced that the hearing for the legal action on whether the government needs to hold a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC is set for a half-day hearing on 15 January 2018. According to SDP, this was determined at Read More

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SCDF ambulance drivers now allowed to run red traffic lights and make U-turns at non-designated junctions
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that SCDF ambulance drivers are allowed to proceed past red traffic lights and make U-turns at non-designated junctions when responding to life-threatening emergencies and thereby avoid the appeal from 1 December 2017. Currently, the law does not expressly Read More

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Portrait of President Halimah Yacob and her spouse available for collection
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Last updated on November 7th, 2017 at 10:52 amThe portrait of President Halimah Yacob, Singapore’s first woman head of state, is available for collection from today (3 November), along with the picture of her husband, Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee to be placed on the walls Read More

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Chee: Civil Disobedience led to creation of Speakers’ Corner
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on November 4th, 2017 at 06:50 pmSingapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General, Dr Chee Soon Juan, counters a recent Straits Times article that alleges that the SDP’s civil disobedience “did not work”. In a blog post, Dr Chee explains the motivations behind Read More

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Government to pass $280 million in GST Vouchers – Cash Special Payment in November 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Finance (MOF) has announced that about 1.37 million Singaporeans are eligible for $280 million in GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment in November 2017. It stated that this Special Payment, announced in Budget 2017, will help lower-income households with expenses. MOF said that eligible GST Read More

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BHRN calls for immediate release of journalists and their drivers over drone use
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Burma Human Rights Network calls for the release of photographer and journalist Aung Naing Soe, foreign journalists Lau Hon Meng and Mok Choy Lin and their driver Hla Tin, who were arrested on 27 October on charges connected to the illegal importing or Read More

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Minister Chan Chun Sing expresses readiness to be the next PM
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Cabinet member Chan Chun Sing, as one of the contenders to be Singapore’s next leader, told journalists at a Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore briefing on Monday (30 Oct), “All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called upon,” when Read More

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