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Daily Archives: 2014-11-21

TPTC rakes up operating deficits since FY10?

This article first appeared on TREmeritus. Yesterday (20 November), in response to media queries, MND reiterated its “observations” that the financial position of WP’s town council, AHPETC, has deteriorated rapidly. It said: “MND has observed that AHPETC’s financial position has deteriorated rapidly, based on AHPETC’s own financial statements. Despite an increase in income (AHPETC’s income in FY12 was S$29.8 million, …

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MND explains why AHPETC received less grants, MOS Lee’s statement

Almost two weeks after the Ministry of National Development (MND) released a statement from its Minister of State, Mr Desmond Lee criticising the Aljunied Hougang Punggol-East Town Council (AHPETC) for “poor financial management”, the Ministry clarified with media yesterday on MOS Lee’s statement. MND was responding to questions “raised in various forums” about why the grants that AHPETC, managed by the opposition Workers’ …

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Third party taxi booking apps set to be regulated by LTA

A basic regulatory framework on third party taxi booking apps will be put in place by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) by the 2nd quarter of 2015. It is said that the regulation is to protect the safety and interests of commuters who use these services. The regulation is said to be done after consultation with commuters, the National Taxi …

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Announcements made in languages best served to inform passengers

We thank Mr Kow Song Tong for his feedback regarding languages used for announcements at Changi Airport (“Changi Airport announcements in English only?“, The Online Citizen 19 November 2014). We are sorry to learn of Mr Kow’s unpleasant experience. While our public address announcements are primarily in English, Mr Kow was wrongly advised by the customer service agent that announcements could …

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