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Daily Archives: 2014-12-24

Fine paid, but town council’s activities still hampered: AHPETC

While it has paid the fine to the National Environment Agency for holding an illegal fair, the Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has said that it was “not satisfied with the outcome of the case.”In a media statement issued today, 24 December, chairman Sylvia Lim indicated that AHPETC decided to take the matter to court not because it …

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AHPETC fined $800 for holding trade fair without approval from NEA

Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has been fined $800 by the courts for holding a festive trade fair without approval from the National Environment Agency (NEA). The penalty amount for the offense was announced on Wednesday (24 December) after the courts found the town council to be guilty of the offense on 28 November. AHPETC, which is currently run by the …

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JAL: No intention to discriminate Singapore male applicants

A TOC reader, Mr Tan Toh Hwee wrote in to indicate his unhappiness over an advertisement posted by Japan Airlines (JAL) on 23rd Dec. He wrote, “l would like to bring your attention to this job advertised by Japan Airlines on Today newspaper dated 23 Dec 2014. l am very upset and angry that such job discrimination against National Service …

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Dog feeder shares video of puppy eating rat

Karen Koh, an occasional dog feeder who is not related to any animal rights group, has shared a video on a puppy consuming a rat carcass at the hil next to the Bukit Batok MRT station said to be infested with rats.  This video was taken about three to four months ago. Ms Koh does not reside in Bukit Batok and therefore …

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Laws affect us, and we need to be involved in their making

By Howard Lee When Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan wrote on his ministry’s blog-site about introducing a law that will allow Housing Development Board officers to enter HDB flats to conduct repair works, it raised more than a few eyebrows from concerned citizens online. “We need to do more to help our residents who are inconvenienced by their …

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