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betty September 15, 2021

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s answer to foreign competition in the local job market cannot be to shut its doors and turn away investors. Instead, the country has to – and will – invest in its people, working to mitigate the downsides of an open economy and striving for growth that will benefit all. This was the […]

betty September 15, 2021

SINGAPORE – In a strong criticism of what he described as a “reactive” policy towards communication, Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh on Tuesday (Sept 14) said the Government has to take some responsibility for the misinformation swirling about the India-Singapore free trade agreement. Emotions had been simmering on the ground long before the Progress […]

betty September 15, 2021

SINGAPORE – Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam on Tuesday (Sept 14) charged that the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), in singling out Singapore’s free trade pact with India for criticism, was stirring xenophobia and using race for political gains. He pressed Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) Leong Mun Wai on several points about the PSP’s motion […]

betty September 7, 2021

SINGAPORE – More than 100 residents were evacuated after a fire broke out at a Housing Board block in Telok Blangah Crescent on Monday evening (Sept 6). The fire involved numerous items that had been placed along the corridor on the ninth floor, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post. It said […]

betty September 2, 2021

One was a fresh university graduate. The other was a veteran network security engineer. Both are Singaporeans who were looking for work last year in an employment market battered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Their search led them to tech giant Google. There they discovered an opportunity to develop in-demand skills for exciting new careers through […]

betty September 2, 2021

SINGAPORE – The Law Society of Singapore has to apply for a new tribunal to look into a lawyer’s alleged misconduct, after a hearing that found him guilty was deemed not properly conducted. In its judgment on Aug 25, the Court of Three Judges – the highest disciplinary body for the legal profession – said […]

betty September 1, 2021

Explore the natural heritage of Singapore through the National Library Board’s (NLB) range of interactive exhibitions across the island. From now till 26 September, discover the hidden beauties of our past. To keep your family extra safe, check the crowd levels of the respective libraries before visiting any exhibits at https://www.nlb.gov.sg/visitors.  These three exhibits capture our relationship with Mother Nature.  […]

betty September 1, 2021

Make teaching meaningful with online tools Ms Shoba Chandran aims to sway those who perceive online learning or teaching as tedious compared to face-to-face classes. Online teaching offers opportunities and advantages, she says, for both adult learners and educators. And this will be so even after the Covid-19 pandemic. For learners, there’s convenience, shorter classes […]

betty August 30, 2021

SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered his National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 29), in which he spoke about the issues of supporting lower wage workers, addressing anxieties over foreign work pass holders, and managing race and religion. He spoke in Malay and Mandarin, followed by English. Here is his English speech. […]

betty August 30, 2021

SINGAPORE – Muslim nurses who do not wish to wear the tudung should not be pressured to do so, or be judged by their decision, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli on Sunday (Aug 29). He said he was confident that Muslim nurses here would put the care of their patients first, whether or […]

betty August 29, 2021

South-east Asia is growing rapidly — from populations and incomes, to its colourful, bustling cities.  But its economic growth spurt has come with a voracious appetite for energy, and a cleaner energy diet will be needed if future growth is to be sustainable. The region’s energy needs are growing twice as fast as the global […]