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Is  it electoral integrity if the laws are being rushed through to ensure that no one is able to criticise the authorities come election time?

While nothing concrete has been said which means that this could be pure conjecture on my part, I cannot help but feel that in connecting the dots, one thing is clear. There are seemingly idiot proof signs that the People's Action Party (PAP) government is taking strong signs to clamp down on online information, dissent or criticism. The government has …

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SBS Transit CEO who resigns over “personal indiscretion” earns $1.2 million last year

It was reported that SBS Transit CEO Gan Juay Kiat who has tendered his resignation to take responsibility for a “personal indiscretion” was allegedly caught having affairs with subordinates and other married women by the private investigator company, Kokusai Security Pte Ltd. Gan, a former President and SAF scholar has been with the ComfortDelGro-owned transport group for 11 years. He …

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Nobel Prize-winning economist cites Li Shengwu’s “Credible Mechanisms” as 2018’s most significant economics research paper

A paper co-authored by Harvard University's Economics associate professor Li Shengwu was picked by 2012 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Alvin Roth as being the most significant economics research paper in 2018. Professor Roth of Stanford University told business news platform Quartz that the paper - titled Credible Mechanisms - "defines a notion of “credibility” of an auction, having to do …

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Resigned SBS Transit CEO alleged caught having affairs with subordinates by private investigator company

It was reported in the Straits Times yesterday that SBS Transit CEO Gan Juay Kiat has tendered his resignation to take responsibility for a “personal indiscretion” ("SBS Transit CEO Gan Juay Kiat resigns over 'personal indiscretion'",28 Dec). Gan, a former President and SAF scholar has been with the ComfortDelGro-owned transport group for 11 years. He is married with grown-up children …

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ICA has a budget of over SGD1 billion in 2018, $200 million more than 2017. But they’re still understaffed?

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is struggling with a shortage of manpower, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Thursday amidst growing complaints about the horrendous traffic situation at the Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints. The minister noted that ICA, as well as many other sectors in Singapore, is facing a labour shortage, especially in jobs where only …

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