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DPM Teo Chee Hean: No need of a central system to check for fake degrees

In a Parliamentary response to Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Png Eng Huat's question over whether the Singapore Government will consider setting up a centralized system to check foreign degrees for public service agencies, the Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean flatly shot down the idea. Workers' Party MP Png Eng Huat has raised this question because of several high...

New regulation ban taxi booking applications from specifying destinations

The Singapore Parliament today passed a new law requiring all third-party taxi booking applications like GrabTaxi and Easy Taxi to be regulated under the Land Transport Authority. Failure to register will result in a maximum penalty of $10,000 fine and 6 months jail. However the regulation is filled with restrictions that will dampen the competitiveness and flexibility of the third-party...

Neo Gim Huah’s punishment is too light

I am disappointed with the verdict of Neo Gim Huah, who was jailed 3 weeks for voluntarily causing hurt against 16 year old Amos Yee. This is what Neo Gim Huah said of his actions in Court today: “I remember how arrogant he was…That’s why I thought by giving him one slap would instill fear in him, and also let him know...

Singapore Government in need of more money from new Singapore Savings Bond

Shrouded in opacity and secrecy, the actual amount in the Singapore's National Reserves has always been a question and kept away even from its sole key holder, the Singapore President. The Singapore Government has recently announced the issuance of the new Singapore Savings Bond. Marketed as "risk-free" and having "decent interest returns" by the Government-controlled mainstream media, The Straits Times, the...

About 100 Singaporeans holding a vigil for Amos Yee now

About 100 Singaporeans are now at Hong Lim Park holding a vigil for Amos Yee tonight. Organized by activist Shelley Thio, the event highlights the oppressive behavior of the Singapore Government on a 16 year old, the cyber bullying and online abuse by pro-PAP supporters and the physical assault Amos Yee suffered. The event's summary is as follow: "A 16 year...

Amos’s slapper pleaded for only a fine and no jail sentence

The 49 year old red shirt man who slapped 16 year old Amos Yee and continued to taunt him after it has been finally identified after 11 days of anonymity. Video of the slapping incident by Channel NewsAsia: Neo Gim Huah is an owner of his own aircon service company, GH Aircon & Electrical Energy. Neo Gim Huah was caught on video slapping...

Corrupted PRC fugitive successfully cheated EDB to get his PR

Based on Chinese news reports, Li Huabo was a former junior finance bureau officer from PoYang county, JiangXi province in China, before he fled the country last year after allegedly embezzling 94 million yuan from special funds set up to help the county’s one million poor residents. Li Huabo fled with his wife and two teenage daughters, eventually settling in...

Minister Yaacob’s statement likely sub judice contempt of court

Responding to media queries over the shut down of The Real Singapore (TRS) by the Media Development Authority, the Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said that MDA did the right thing and what TRS did was aboveboard (straightforward). "It is aboveboard, you can see all the evidence we have put forward in terms of the materials in...

Corrupted PRC official was granted PR, and paid S$4000/month during wait for verdict

A corrupted former government official from Jiangxi Province China has been extradited after serving 15 months for transferring S$242,820 into his Singapore bank accounts. The 51 year old PRC man, Li Huabo, arrived in Singapore in January 2011 and he was arrested in March 2011 for being involved in an embezzlement of more than S$19.27 million from the PRC government...

Why is AHPETC deprived of two years worth of government grants without any valid reason?

There has been much news about the Ministry of National Development taking the opposition-run Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) to court to seek approval to override the mandate of the elected Members of Parliament and appoint ‘independent’ auditors to oversee future payments done by the town council. The Workers’ Party-run town council is suspicious of this blatant encroachment into...

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