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Daily Archives: 2014-12-23

Videos: 25th anniversary of Peace agreement and launch of “Peace Club of Thailand”

The commemoration of the 25th anniversary for the peace agreement coincided with the launch of the group’s “Peace Club of Thailand”, marking a new chapter for former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) members in Thailand and neighbouring countries. The remembrance ceremony was a more low-key affair than the 20th anniversary, due to the death of the CPM’s revered secretary-general Chin Peng on Sept 16 last …

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Monkey revives fellow friend which was electrocuted

Passengers at a train station in India watched a monkey attempt to revive a fellow monkey that was shocked unconscious by high tension electrical wires. The rescue occurred after one of the monkeys was electrocuted while walking on high-voltage wires at a train station in India’s northern city of Kanpur on Saturday. Commuters watched as the monkey spent 20 minutes trying to revive …

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Agencies need to respond to safety issues

By Chew Kay Hak There had been a very serious breached of safety in my estate at Seletar Springs Condominium and I had written numerous times to the various government agencies asking them to act on it. But over the years, despite my best effort, they are just pushing responsibility from one agency to another. Finally, through my MP Intan, …

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LTA: Higher fines, more CCTVs in 2015 to deter illegal parking

By Terry Xu The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is introducing new measures to deter and reduce illegal parking by imposing higher fines for repeat offenders who park illegally. LTA said in its media release that about half of all illegal parking traffic notices issued between 2011 and 2014 were committed by repeat offenders. To reduce the number of repeat offenders and …

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Concerns with laws to allow HDB to enter flats without owner’s permission

By Ariffin Sha In a blogpost, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, the Minister for National Development (MND), said that laws need to be amended to empower HDB to enter flats to investigate and carry out repairs. Implying that this amendment would allow HDB officers to enter flats without the permission of the flat owner. “They refuse to allow entry by the HDB …

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