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Enforcement of service hours restriction on massage parlours is slothful work by authorities

From March 1, massage parlours with CaseTrust accreditation or which conduct their services in plain view will have their operating hours restricted from 7am to 10.30pm.  Those without the CaseTrust accreditation have to abide by even shorter hours: from 10am to 10.30pm. This is in accordance to the Massage Establishments Licensing Framework 2018 introduced via the Massage Establishments Bill passed through Parliament in 2017. Some owners of the massage parlours …

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Online commenters rally against Shanmugam’s behaviour against Sylvia Lim

Law Minister K Shanmugam lashed out against Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim after she made comments about the GST hike in the Parliament on Thursday (1 March). Ms Lim stated that the Government had floated a “trial balloon” about the need to raise revenue in the run-up to the Budget, then possibly “backed down” due to the negative public reaction, saying, “”I rather suspect myself …

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Devotee beseech SPF for resolution on music at Thaipusam, warns festival will be eradicated from how things are progressing

by Prakash Ramdas, (This post first appeared as a response to Singapore Police Force’s clarification on the incident that transpired on Thaipusam 2018) According to this post, my SPF believes a good night’s sleep for 1 resident is more important than the religious practices of an official founding community of Singapore. Music is an intrinsic part of how Hindu Tamils worship. …

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Citizens ask PTC, “What happened to the rhetorics of taking care of our pioneer generations during the GE 2015?”

It has been earlier announced that the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) has scrapped the $40 monthly unlimited travel pass for seniors above the age of 60. When the two-year Off-Peak Monthly Travel (OMTP) pass trial was announced by the Ministry of Transport through a media release in January 2015, the Government said that it was meant to encourage public transport …

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Unease of public on having Taiwanese APOs to guard security locations in Singapore

Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam stated in a Parliament written answer that the government will allow Auxiliary Police Forces (APFs) to recruit Taiwanese Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and be deployed at land checkpoints along with Singaporean APOs. He was responding to questions filed by MP for West Coast GRC Patrick Tay Teck Guan who asked the Minister for Home Affairs what are …

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Staying clean not a simple matter in some countries, say ST forum writer

A ST forum writer, Francis Cheng wrote on the Straits Times forum dated 30 December 2017, saying that the Government should not penalise Singapore companies that play by industry rules in countries where corruption is rampant and no clean company can survive. He stated that Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and ST Marine were not the only ones who …

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