Current Affairs

Online users slam MOE for providing misleading statistics and poor justification on scholarships for foreign students from India

It was reported that scholars from India under scholarships administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) would be arriving in Singapore this month and next month. They are essentially scholarship holders of A*STAR Youth Scholarship and SIA Youth Scholarship. Some would be going to Sec 3 while others to pre-university 1. Since the announcement, there has been a constant buzz …

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Hong Kongers await Beijing olive branch after rare calm

Hong Kongers have delivered a clarion call for change over the last fortnight with a landslide local election defeat for the government and more than one in ten hitting the streets peacefully on Sunday — but will Beijing listen? Monday marks the sixth month anniversary of a movement that has upended the semi-autonomous Chinese hub’s reputation for stability and blanketed …

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Retired banker suggests that the proposed expected long-term real returns on government assets to be approved by Parliament instead of the President

On Facebook today (9 October), retired banker Chris Kuan shared a Straits Times article about President Halimah being briefed by GIC, MAS and Temasek on projected investment returns, a process which she described as “an important one within our annual Budget cycle”. These estimations would be used to decide the amount of fund from the country’s past reserves that the …

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Sport Singapore CEO BG Lim is the grandson of war hero, MG Lim Bo Seng

Last Friday (6 Dec), Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yin apologised to the public in a letter to ST Forum for the massive traffic jams built-up in the city area during the marathon race on 30 Nov (‘Sport Singapore CEO BG Lim “apologises” for massive traffic jams in last Sat’s marathon run‘). The marathon was held in the evening for …

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President Halimah to review Government’s proposed expected long-term real returns, in consultation with the CPA

In a Facebook posting on Sunday (8 December), President Halimah Yacob said that she has been briefed by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and officials from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on “Government’s proposed expected long-term real returns on its assets”. These estimations would be used to decide the amount of fund from the country’s past reserves that the …

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Audio restoration specialist shares the original unabridged version of ‘Majulah Singapura’ from 1959

Have you heard the new rendition of Singapore’s national anthem ‘Majulah Singapura’? When the government announced that it would introduce a new rendition of the national anthem performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the internet wasn’t too keen on the idea. Netizens questioned the need for a new rendition when the current one is so beloved and many worried how …

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