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PM Lee tells Transport Minister S Iswaran to take a leave of absence while CPIB probe is ongoing


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SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday morning (July 12) that he has instructed Transport Minister S Iswaran to take a leave of absence while the latter assists in investigations by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).

PM Lee said in a Facebook post that the Director of the CPIB had briefed him on July 5 regarding a case the Bureau had uncovered. CPIB had sought his concurrence to open a formal investigation that would include an interview with Mr Iswaran and others.

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Singapore jobseekers are still looking to work from home, but employers may be feeling otherwise



SINGAPORE: Jobseekers in Singapore are still interested in working from home. Employers, however, are offering fewer positions that involve remote work.

Data from Indeed, a US-based global employment website for job listings, shows that 6.6 per cent of employment postings contain “work from home” or “remote work” in their descriptions in May of this year, a figure far lower than in late 2021.

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HDB flat neighbours treat common corridor as storage area, resident seeks advice, netizen tells him to ‘be a Karen’


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SINGAPORE: In another post about problems between neighbours, a Reddit user asked who he could contact after his neighbours treated the common corridor as a storage area.

u/D14BL099 wrote on r/askSingapore on Monday (July 11), “Neighbors have been treating the common corridor as their storage area. Their items take up more than half the corridor. Items also block access to the elevator as well as to the staircase which is the only fire escape route available on my floor. Who do I contact to help resolve this issue?”

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Jamus Lim accepts Tan Chuan-Jin’s apology, but netizens call on Speaker to step down


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SINGAPORE: Although Workers’ Party (WP) MP Jamus Lim has accepted Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin’s apology for using vulgar language to refer to him in Parliament, Singaporeans online continue to be outraged and are calling on the ruling party politician to step down as Speaker.

The Speaker uttered the expletive after Assoc Prof Lim delivered a speech on 17 April addressing poverty in Singapore and called on the Government to do more to help the poor. As the Sengkang GRC MP took his seat, Mr Tan could be heard muttering “f**king populist” under his breath.

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“Maybe Sun Xueling could coach Tan Chuan-Jin on appropriate language use” — Netizens draw parallel between vulgar email from resident and F-word in parliament


SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin’s use of an expletive to refer to opposition MP Jamus Lim has led some to ask, tongue-in-cheek, whether he should be coached by fellow ruling party MP Sun Xueling who had complained about a resident’s rude email, just last month.

On 3 June, Ms Sun made a resident’s feedback letter public and publicly expressed disapproval of the resident’s tone and language. The resident’s email, which was addressed to Ms Sun and Workers’ Party’s (WP) Jamus Lim, raised concerns about the noise of heavy vehicles on the road near Punggol Way.

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