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Netizens reject Minister Chan Chun Sing’s claim that CECA does not snatch job opportunities meant for Singaporeans

On Saturday (9 November), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not grant Indian nationals unconditional access into Singapore or immigration privileges. Mr Chan said that claims that the bilateral agreement has cost job opportunities for Singaporeans aim to stoke fears in times of economic uncertainties. Media reports over Chan’s …

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GrabFood Delivery Partner laments loss of income as a result of PMD ban

The recent ban of electric scooters on footpaths in Singapore has drawn the ire of many PMD users, especially Grab Food Delivery partners who are affected by this move. On 5 November, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced in a statement that electric scooters will be banned from footpaths and those caught disobeying that rule can be fined up to …

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No personal attacks against Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, criticise govt policies and ideologies instead: Playwright Alfian Sa’at

In the aftermath of the Yale-NUS saga, playwright Alfian Sa’at has encouraged the public to refrain from making personal attacks and “derogatory comments” against Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, following the latter’s comments in Parliament on Mon (7 Oct). In delivering his speech on the cancellation of the Yale-NUS programme and guiding principles for educational institutions in Singapore, Ong quoted part of …

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Members of PSP share their reasons in joining the party with many stressing the need to come out and make a difference in Singapore

On 29 September (Thursday), Progress Singapore Party (PSP) did its first walkabout at all 29 constituencies across the island. Following its success, the party, which was founded by Dr Tan Cheng Bock, released a video on its Facebook page on 5 October (Saturday) highlighting some of the reasons why its members decided to join the party. In the video, Dr …

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SUTD student alleges copying of auto mailbox prototype by SingPost, laments “pathetic state of innovation” in S’pore

The act of copying students’ ideas “wholesale” on the part of “seemingly reputable companies” such as Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost) reflects “the pathetic state of innovation” in Singapore, said a student of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In a post on LinkedIn, Neo Tat Theng Jerry, who is currently pursuing an undergraduate Engineering degree specialising in Product Development …

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