Politics

Kuek steps down as CEO after making at least $10M from SMRT
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It has been reported that SMRT Chief Desmond Kuek is stepping down after 5.5 years at the helm. Another ex-Chief of Defence Force Neo Kian Hong is taking over him. When Kuek was appointed CEO of SMRT in Oct 2012 to replace former Read More

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Poh Soh Kai: “We must learn from history and not myths, history that is grounded in the events and realities of the time”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Former Barisan Sosialis assistant secretary-general and ISA detainee, Dr Poh Soo Kai issued a response to the claim by Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam that Operation Coldstore was mounted on grounds of “national security” at the hearing before the Parliamentary Read More

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ST says 3 veteran ministers stepping down to be replaced by 4G ones
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Straits Times reported on its papers today (14 Apr) that three veteran ministers will be stepping down when Parliament resumes on 7 May next month. Quoting its “sources”, ST identified the three to be: Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang Manpower Minister Read More

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S’porean academic Prof Lim stands up to defend Dr Thum when others keep silence
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Mr Yeoh Lam Keong, the former GIC chief economist and adjunct professor at the LKY School of Public Policy, published a letter from Prof Linda Lim on his Facebook page today (13 Apr). Prof Lim, a Singaporean and the Professor Emerita of Corporate Read More

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MP Zainal: ‘graduate poor’ earning less than $2K a black swan in our labour landscape
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A recent survey conducted by National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, in partnership with Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute, revealed worrying statistics of seriously underemployed Singaporean graduates. Out of 1,626 Singapore graduates surveyed, 4.3% were considered Read More

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Mr Kok Ping Soon to replace Ms Jacqueline Poh as new Chief Executive for GovtTech
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) has announced on Monday (9 April) that Mr Kok Ping Soon, 48, who is the deputy secretary of development at the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), will replace Ms Jacqueline Poh, 43. Ms Poh’s next appointment will be announced later. Read More

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Singapore Bicentennial Office: Events to be organised in 2019 to mark 200 years of history for Singapore 2019
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Bicentennial Office (SBO) announced that the year 2019 will mark 200 years of history for Singapore and events have been prepared to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial milestone. The office under the Prime Minister Office, shared that a new experiential showcase held at Read More

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While local grads can’t find jobs, Govt continues to fund foreign students studying here
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TODAY published an article on Sunday (‘Lower pay, discrimination: Some of the hurdles facing private university grads’, 8 Apr 2018) highlighting the difficulties faced by our private university graduates in getting jobs here. Francis (not his real name), who is a business and Read More

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Was Mah Bow Tan right to say value of HDB flats would grow over time?
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When Goh Chok Tong became Prime Minister in 1990, he introduced the “Asset Enhancement” policy, which was supposed to help enhance the prices of HDB flats for Singaporeans. This policy was continued with his successor as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PM Lee Read More

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SDP: Spirit of Parliamentary elections must be respected
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Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued its party statement on the dismissal of the application to seek a by-election in Yee Tee-Marsiling GRC on Monday (9 April). Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) assistant treasurer Wong Souk Yee had earlier made the application to the Read More

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