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Mixed public response on potential ripple effect across the Causeway
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

On 12 July, Executive Chairman and co-founder of Banyan Tree Limited Holdings, Mr Ho Kwon Ping warned that it would be a “foolish mistake” for Singaporeans to heed Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s suggestion that Singaporeans “must be tired of their government”.   Prime Read More

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FAS needs to admit that it has failed, and that it needs to start from scratch all over again
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jose Raymond The beatings received by Singapore’s Under-19 side at the recent ASEAN Football Federation U19 tournament in Indonesia could not have come at a worse time for Singapore football. When Singaporeans are enjoying free viewings of World Cup matches at community Read More

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Citizens not pacified by revelation that schools get to keep the parking fees from teachers
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

In a written response on 9 July to a Parliamentary question filed by Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera regarding the estimated annual revenue derived from the imposition of parking fees for teachers in schools and junior colleges (JCs), Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung Read More

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Facebook posts about PAP walkabout at Tiong Bahru – who do you believe?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A circulated private Facebook post about how a citizen responded to the walkabout session carried out by Indranee Rajah, minister at the Prime Minister Office, has spurred the minister to respond to the claims in her Facebook page. The Facebook post wrote, Something Read More

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Social welfare in Singapore: “The distinction being doing and theorising/teaching is mostly an unhelpful one”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Prof Donald Low, an academic and former associate dean of LKY school of public policy wrote a Facebook post on Saturday to complement on a commentary written by Ms Cindy Ng, a social worker on why current social welfare policies are sometimes flawed Read More

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Lim Tean: When does Singapore government want to implement solar energy in “a big way?
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Lawyer and politician Lim Tean commented in a Facebook post on Thursday, noting that cost of solar panels has already dropped years ago and questioned when does the Singapore government want to allow Singaporeans to utilise solar energy in “a big way”. He noted Read More

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Straits Times report on arrest over urinal dispute, spurs readers to make puns out of the fight
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

In The Straits Times report dated 27 June (Wednesday), it is reported that two men aged 32 and 29, were arrested for affray after they allegedly fought over a toilet urinal in Aljunied MRT station on Sunday night. Mr Leonard sent a photo to citizen journalism Read More

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Barrage of angry comments posted in response to Singapore MPs’ $365 annual carpark permit
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

It was revealed on Monday that Elected Members of Parliament (MPs) pay S$365 for an annual permit that allows them to park at Housing & Development Board (HDB) car parks when doing constituency work and at Parliament House when on official business. This is according Read More

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Netizens amused over spelling error on UOB’s “distinguished” credit card frame
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A Facebook user uploaded a photo of a UOB credit-card framed in a casing which raised the question amongst many netizens, of how such a huge bank cannot afford a proper copywriter to proofread its products. Mick Price wrote on his Facebook post, “UOB Read More

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Skepticism towards Speaker Tan Chuan Jin’s urge to employers, “Do not organise work activities that eat into family time”
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Speaking at the Dads’ Day Out event held at the Singapore Sports Hub, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin said that employers can help fathers more by being conscious about organising work activities that do not eat into family time. Mr Tan gave the example Read More

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