Things are moving and it isn’t all good

Jan 06, 2017 08.30AM |

LIKE that oil spill from the ship collision – it’s hit land, mostly around Changi Beach and Pulau Ubin. An 800m stretch of Changi Beach had to be closed for cleanup operations. Three fish farms have been asked by the AVA to stop selling their produce.

The Tote Board is moving its funds for the Football Association of Singapore to be administered by SportSG. While it is not unusual for SportSG to administer funding to National Sports Associations, this is unusual for football, which has always been funded directly by the Tote Board.

Why? Could it be the association’s dismal performance? Slipping to a miserable 171 ranking in October last year hardly inspires confidence. Is it fears over a possible team Venga win? The long-time critic of the football establishment is mounting a leadership challenge; is he expected to win? Does the Tote Board lack confidence in a team Venga leadership?

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Good news if you’re buying, bad news if you’re selling. HDB resale prices slipped by 0.3 per cent in December 2016 compared to November’s numbers. Volumes were down 12.6 per cent. No cooling measure changes in sight.

Moving on up, Mr Ong Ye Kung has been co-opted to the PAP central executive committee and has been made an organising secretary. That’s a big step up for the newcomer and signals leadership renewal as he takes the place of Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

Ministers Gan Kim Yong and Chan Chun Sing are the other two organising secretaries.

Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli and MPs Sitoh Yih Pin (Potong Pasir) and Murali Pillai (Bukit Batok) were also co-opted to the central executive committee.


Featured image from TMG file.

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