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Khaw Boon Wan: Get Ready For Higher Transport Fares To Alleviate Public Transport Subsidies

Khaw Boon Wan: Get Ready For Higher Transport Fares To Alleviate Public Transport Subsidies

It has already begun. Singaporeans have not even began to enjoy their GST gift from the government, news of rising cost for Singaporeans have hit the news. Transport Minister and Henry Thia lookalike Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament on Monday with a straight face that the government is currently subsidizing 30% of public transport operations, and that Singaporeans should expect higher fares for public transport to keep subsidies in check.

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Ong Ye Kung Blames Technology And Social Media For Eroded Trust For Govt

Ong Ye Kung Blames Technology And Social Media For Eroded Trust For Govt

He then indicated that the most common reason why trust is eroding is because of the role of digital technology, and how bad news generally gets spread faster on social media, and how negative news are generally over exaggerated. He failed to mention that another reason is because bad and negative news gets widespread coverage now because governments cannot find a way to stop them from spreading like they do when social media was non-existent.

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LTA Allows Inward Facing Cams In Taxis And PHVs To Record Audio Also

LTA Allows Inward Facing Cams In Taxis And PHVs To Record Audio Also

Just two weeks after the LTA allowed all taxis and private hire cars to have inward facing cameras in their vehicles, they are now allowing these inward facing cameras to record audio too. LTA released a statement to that effect, citing a governmental study that indicated 90% of respondents were in favour of such recordings.

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ST Censors All Mention Of Lee Hsien Yang At Pink Dot, Although They Reported It Earlier

ST Censors All Mention Of Lee Hsien Yang At Pink Dot, Although They Reported It Earlier

However, the ST first reported the Lee Hsien Yang, PM Lee's brother, attended the event with his wife, and second son, Li Huanwu, who was himself there with his husband Heng Yirui. However, an hour after the news report on Lee Hsien Yang having been there at the event, the news of him being there was curiously deleted away in the ST Online news portal. In fact, the entire section of the news report on Lee Hsien Yang's family was removed, and no mention of them were made again.

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PM Lee: SG Open To All Sexual Orientation, Come Work In SG

PM Lee: SG Open To All Sexual Orientation, Come Work In SG

PM Lee did not surprise anyone when he said he does not know what 377A's exact wording was, but emphasised that everyone, no matter their sexual orientation, are welcome to work in Singapore. Although he did say that the 377A will not be removed, he did say that everyone knows the rules in Singapore, and it should not stop them from coming over to work.

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PM Lee Says Singapore Has To Constantly Reinvents, But PAP Remains The Same

PM Lee Says Singapore Has To Constantly Reinvents, But PAP Remains The Same

During a dialogue at the Smart Nation Summit, which inexplicably included PM Lee as its Guest of Honour, being that he is 'smart', PM Lee reiterated that for Singapore to keep up and be relevant in this day and age, Singaporeans and their leaders need to constantly reinvent itself. He also pointedly said that the leaders of Singapore also need to reinvent.

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Changi Airport Drone Intrusions Raises Questions Over Vulnerability Of Airport

Changi Airport Drone Intrusions Raises Questions Over Vulnerability Of Airport

Two recent incidents involving unauthorised drones flying within the vicinity of Changi Airport in the past one week had affected about 60 flights, with some delayed and others diverted. This has raised serious questions over the vulnerability of Changi Airport itself. While CAAS is still investigating the incidents, analysts, the industry and even the drone community itself has concerns on the potential implications of the incidents.

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