International

Saudi kicks Changi Airports consortium out 10 months after it won tender
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low It was reported in Saudi news media yesterday (21 Feb) that the Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has kicked the consortium led by Singapore Govt-linked Changi Airports International (CAI) out from a deal to Read More

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Ex-Chief Secretary of Indian State files court petition to disqualify tender award to Singapore consortium
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low On 8 Dec 2014, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore representing the Govt of Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Infrastructure Corporation of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. Under the MOU, Singapore is to develop a master plan for Read More

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US Senator Jeff Flake raises reference to Singapore in his speech against Trump’s attacks on media
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is an extract of the speech made by United States Senator Jeff Flake at the US senate, on the media attacks by US President Donald Trump. In his speech, he notes how Trump’s “fake news” comments have “inspired dictators and authoritarians” and Read More

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SDP to former Minister and Keppel’s Board Chair Lee Boon Yang: Resign
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

The SDP has released a statement expressing disbelief and skepticism that the board of directors of Keppel did not know about the bribes that were paid in Brazil. “If this is the case, then the entire board should resign for dereliction of duty because overseeing Read More

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Rostec and Singapore’s ITE to open Innovative Staff Training Center in Moscow
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Rostec, the Government of Moscow, the Russia-Singapore Business Council and Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the sphere of professional training. The document provides for establishing the Innovative Staff Training and Certification Center in Moscow in which the Read More

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World organisations: Myanmar must prioritize protection of civilians in Rakhine state, address the roots of the conflict
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A statement signed by over 108 civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals addressed to Myanmar and ASEAN calls for Myanmar to cease violence against and abuses of unarmed civilians in Rakhine State and the other conflict areas such as northern Shan and Kachin States and ASEAN Read More

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HK Activist Joshua Wong expresses solidarity with Jolovan Wham
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Joshua Wong, more commonly known as the face of the Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong, has expressed his support for local activist Jolovan Wham on Twitter. The Umbrella Movement was a series of protests in 2014 calling for democracy in Hong Kong Read More

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MSF calls on Papua New Guinea authorities to grant its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Island Transit Centres
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to give its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees at their two current locations (Hillside Haus and West Lorengau Transit Centres), to assess their conditions and provide Read More

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Finland scheme sees indirect positive effect on people’s mental health
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Though a trial program, some Finland citizens receive a basic monthly income 560 euros (£473) every month for two years. According to the Independent UK,  an official leading the trial has said that as part of a radical Finnish pilot scheme have seen a reduction Read More

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World MPs Condemn the Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya Minority in Myanmar
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The global parliamentary community has condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. MPs have called upon the Government of Myanmar to end immediately the violence and forced displacement of the Rohingya and the blatant violations of their Read More

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