Daily Archives: 2013-12-19

Train fault for Circle Line

Train services between Stadium and HarbourFront MRT stations on the Circle Line were disrupted at 11.21pm on Wednesday because of a power trip failure. Preliminary investigations revealed that the power trip was caused by a cable which was damaged by a contractor from the Land Transport Authority during the power cable replacement exercise. The morning following the incident, SMRT said …

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Same jabs, different costs

By Stanislaus Marie Ee (Republished here as this letter, “Same jabs, different costs” cannot be found on ST Forum) We reproduce here the unedited version of Mr Stanislaus’s letter. The Bill More Painful Than The Influenza Jab After a medical appointment at SGH on 26/11/13 the attending doctor told my wife that it was advisable for senior citizens to get vaccinated against …

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Record Number of Working Adults Keen on Further Education

Kaplan Singapore ranked top again among all private education institutions (Singapore, 19 December 2013): The demand for further education among Singapore adult learners has never been higher – 82.7 per cent of 8,367 respondents in the 2013 JobsCentral Learning Rankings & Survey indicated that they wanted to upgrade their qualifications, a significant increase of 15.6 per cent from 71.5 per …

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Fair trial for the 53 workers repatriated?

By Rachel Zeng In its media release, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs revealed that 53 migrant workers will be repatriated after being given a “stern warning”. These workers are those who have been identified as participants in the riot that took place in Little India and have failed to disperse despite the police’s orders to do so. They were said to …

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Costs over due process?

By Andrew Loh The deportation of 53 foreign workers who were allegedly involved in the Little India riot on 8 December is the latest example of seemingly arbitrary enforcement actions taken by the Government. The repatriation of the 53 workers has drawn criticisms from various quarters, including Human Rights Watch and Workfair Singapore, along with members of the public online. …

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