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SINGAPOREAN LAWYERS ARE CONCERNED THAT THEY MIGHT BE REPLACED BY FOREIGN TALENTS

Mr Sim also said the presence of foreign judges could threaten the development of a homegrown legal system — something towards which Singapore should be working, instead of, in the words of Judge of Appeal Andrew Phang, “voluntarily embrac(ing) the fetters of our colonial heritage”. In his article, The Singapore International Commercial Court: The Brave New World of International Commercial Litigation, RTHLaw Taylor Wessing senior consultant Sim Yong Chan argued that having foreign judges on the bench might “stunt the growth of a confident judiciary”.

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TAKE POSB HOME LOAN? DUMP HDB LOAN?

Said Danny: “In terms of interest per year, I am saving S$1,960, thanks to the reduced interest rate of 1.8 per cent per annum from 2.6 per cent per annum^. “I was attracted by the guaranteed interest rate of not more than 2.6 per cent per annum for the first 10 years of the loan.”

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MND DISCLOSES HOW IT COMPUTES GOVT GRANTS TO TOWN COUNCILS

Since the annual Town Council Management report released on Nov 4 showed Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council’s (AHPETC) poor ratings for S&CC (service and conservancy charges) arrears, online news sites and forums have questioned how the quantum of government grants are decided, with some suggesting that the smaller grant given to AHPETC being reason for its poor financial health.

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“GOVERNMENT COULD BE TORN APART IF OPPOSITION TAKES OFFICE”

The extirpation would include changes in policies and personnel at Singapore sovereign fund GIC, Temasek Holdings and its affiliated organisations, the judiciary, the military, the Home Team, the National Trades Union Congress, universities, et cetera. I believe that the replacement of personnel would be extensive, thorough and done within months, if not weeks, of forming the new Cabinet, to ensure total control and to clear out the long, embedded tentacles of the 50-year incumbent government.

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APEX COURT REJECTS CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES AGAINST SECTION 377A

“All that the court can — and must — be concerned with in these circumstances is whether any fundamental rights under the Singapore Constitution ... have indeed been violated. While we understand the deeply-held personal feelings of the appellants, there is nothing this court can do to assist them,” the judge said. “Their remedy lies, if at all, in the legislative sphere.”

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PA’S BLANK CHEQUE MYSTERY UNSOLVED: UNABLE TO EXPLAIN HOW IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED

It remains a mystery how a ComCare social assistance recipient — who was sentenced to four months’ jail for forgery earlier this week — was given a blank cheque last year by those disbursing the funds. The People’s Association (PA), which oversees the Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs), has concluded its investigations into the incident. Responding to TODAY’s queries, it was unable to say how the incident could have occurred, but its spokesperson reiterated that all grassroots organisations under the PA have to observe stringent processes when issuing cheques.

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OVER 200 APPLY FOR SAF VOLUNTEER CORPS

Volunteers can choose to serve in wide-ranging fields, from operational deployments such as Auxiliary Security Trooper and Bridge Watchkeeper, to professional roles such as legal specialist staff and doctors — alongside regular soldiers in active units. They can switch roles during their stint and there is no minimum period of service. They are expected to be called up seven days a year.

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NEW EMISSIONS STANDARDS FOR BIKES, SCOOTERS KICKS IN

The NEA reiterated that strict enforcement action will be taken against smoke-emitting vehicles, which are usually the result of engine problems, a clogged exhaust system or excessive levels of lubricant oil dispensed into the engine. Drivers and owners of such vehicles are liable for a fine of up to S$5,000.

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