Daily Archives: 2014-03-10

HDB flats purchase – new rules for valuation requests

The Minister for National Development  has announced that buyers of HDB flats will now have to negotiate and agree on a selling price with the seller before he (buyer) can request a valuation report from the Housing Development Board (HDB). The aim, he said, is for the two sides to base their negotiations on recent transaction prices, and reduce the focus …

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Under-age clubbing and the responsibility of clubs

By Ravi Philemon In July 2012, a local newspaper published the story about a 16-year-old Nanyang Junior College student, Liu Yifan, who tried to use another person’s identification card to gain entry into a club. Although Liu has been dealt with by the law, questions about the problems of under-age clubbing still remain. A few weeks ago, I had lunch …

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Lord David Puttnam speaks on media regulation

By Kirsten Han In 2002, Lord David Puttnam – an established, well-respected film producer who has been behind hits such as Chariots of Fire – was part of a committee involved in the drafting of the Communications Bill, later passed as the 2003 Communications Act in the United Kingdom. Back then the Internet was barely, if at all, considered. It …

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DPM Teo “chides” ICA but it’s not good enough

Security breaches are potential terrorism threats In a statement issued on Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean rebuked the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for allowing the second security breach at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Saturday in less than two months. The first incident was on 17 January when a Malaysian woman dashed through the checkpoint in her car, …

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