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Minister Grace Fu: If companies don’t sponsor your training, pay by yourself then

In her speech at private school MDIS's scholarships and bursary award ceremony, Minister Grace Fu remarked that if companies do not sponsor training, Singaporeans can always pay by themselves: "SkillsFuture is really there to enable you to decide and to spend that money on your own upgrading to get you job-ready. So it's going to totally change how we view...

The 2 classes of Singaporeans

There are two classes of Singaporeans today. One grew up in a good school and spend their time attending tuition and attending private training in music or sports. Their cohort are of similar backgrounds and they always compare their grades and ranking in class. With all the time and resources spent on education, this group attend good schools and eventually...

Singapore offers only Financial Aid to help Rohingya Asylum Seekers

The Minister of Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam announced today (May 23) that the Singapore Government will offer US$200,000 in financial aid through ASEAN to help the Rohingya asylum seekers. Minister Shanmugam said that Singapore is "concerned" about the asylum seekers and welcome the efforts of other ASEAN countries to provide a temporary asylum for these refugees. Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia has...

Media Development Authority quietly ban Jolin Tsai’s lesbian-themed MTV

The Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore has quietly banned a lesbian-themed MTV by Taiwan's diva Jolin Tsai. A directive has apparently been sent to radio stations and televisions not to promote the new song due to it's lyrics. This news was first carried by Hongkong media, Mingbao, two days ago. However, the mainstream media of Singapore has given this...

All Singaporean team LionsXII headed by Fandi Ahmad wins Malaysia FA Cup

The all Singaporean football team LionsXII has just won the Malaysia FA Cup with a resounding victory of 3-1 over Kelantan. Its head team coach is Singaporean football legend, Fandi Ahmad. Founded 4 years ago in 2011, the LionsXII debuted in the Malaysia Super League in 2012 and feature a full Singaporean team. The Malaysian football teams however are allowed...

Elections Department spending up to S$30 million on Logistic

The Singapore Elections Department under Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be spending up to S$30 million on logistic alone. The lucrative logistic tender was issued on the 6th of May and will be closed for submission on the 9th of June. From 9th of June onward, the submissions for the tender will be valid for only 6 months. This...

Minister Lawrence Wong: Lee Kuan Yew is a National Symbol like the Singapore Flag and Anthem

During a community dialogue today, the Minister of Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong revealed that the Singapore Government is coming up with new legislation to protect the name of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Minister Lawrence Wong equated the name of Lee Kuan Yew to the National symbol, no less than the Singapore flag and anthem: "There are already existing laws...

Please set up more socio-political websites Singaporeans

If you are a keen reader and active commentator of popular socio-political websites like The Online Citizen, States Times Review or the now-defunct The Real Singapore, you can set up one yourself for less than $50 a year. The purpose of this post is to encourage STR readers to take an active interest in writing Singapore news and commentaries. 1) Think...

Tan Chuan Jin: Single Parent and Cross-Cultural families are complex issues

During a Social Service Partners Conference held today (May 22), the new Minister for Social and Family Developments Tan Chuan Jin made a controversial remark that single parent and cross-cultural families are complex issues: "A small but increasing number of families are facing complex issues, such as divorce and cross-cultural families... such trends will impact how the Government shapes its policies moving...

More than 700,000 Seniors to get “goodies” ahead of SG50

During a Community Show for Seniors today (May 22), Singapore's Health Minister Gan Kim Yong announced that the Singapore Government has prepared goodies for more than 700,000 Singaporean seniors. Calling it the "SG50 Seniors Package goodies", those aged 55 and above are entitled to: 1) 5-year paid up membership of the People's Association PAssion Card 2) $25 credit for ActiveSG members and those...

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