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Daily Archives: 2015-06-19

Malaysian transport agency prefers Johor terminus; Singapore surprised

Singapore has expressed surprise over a comment made by Malaysian Land Public Transport Commission’s chief executive Mohamad Nur Ismal Kamal that Malaysia prefers to end a high-speed rail (HSR) between Singapore and Malaysia at the existing customs building (CIQ) in Johor Bahru. Nur Ismal made his comments in an interview with business magazine The Edge Malaysia, saying (as quoted in Channel NewsAsia), …

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British tobacco policy experts say Singapore ban on e-cigarettes and low-risk tobacco products, unscientific, unethical and harmful to health

Singapore ban on e-cigarettes and low-risk tobacco products is unscientific, unethical and harmful to health – protects the cigarette trade at the expense of the health of smokers. Two British tobacco policy experts have called on Singapore’s Minister for Health to put the bans on e-cigarettes and low-risk tobacco products on hold and to launch a policy rethink, starting with …

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Gate mess-up or ticket over-issue? Time to come clean, SINGSOC

By Howard Lee The latest response by the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) on the jams at the SEA Games closing ceremony could hardly have appeased the crowd of thousands who were stuck outside the stadium. After the incident went viral on social media, SINGSOC went on the SEA Games 2015 Facebook page to issue its first apology and …

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Extend SG50 bonus to all S’poreans: letter writer

On Wednesday, 17 June, the government announced that all civil servants will received a special one-off SG50 bonus of S$500. This is to mark the nation’s 50th jubilee year as an independent state. This is in addition to the previously announced 0.5 month mid-year Annual Variable Component (AVC) payment the civil servants will receive in July. The Public Service Division …

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WP MPs excluded from SG50 celebrations activities?

“SG50 is a nationwide effort to celebrate our country’s 50th birthday in 2015. That’s a huge milestone – 50 years of independence! This is a momentous event for Singaporeans to reflect on how far we’ve come together as a nation and people.” That is what the SG50 website says. “This is our country, and our celebrations couldn’t be more meaningful …

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Dutchman sentenced to 3 weeks for assaulting cab driver

Dutchman Dino Petrus Johannes van Deijzen has been sentenced to three weeks in jail for assaulting a taxi driver in October last year. He had refused to pay his fare and subsequently assaulted Mr Ee Kah Ling, the cab driver, who had threatened to call the police on him. Mr van Deijzen and his girlfriend were reportedly intoxicated when they …

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Molested, beaten, bruised – but she fought back

From Public Opinion The number of cases of molest in our public transport system has seen a consistent increase in the last three years. “Overall, molestation cases increased from 1,325 to 1,367 in the same period, according to the police’s annual crime statistics released yesterday,” The Straits Times reported in January this year. In 2014, the TODAY newspaper had a …

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The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is back in stores

If you have been waiting eagerly for Sonny Liew’s comic book to be available again, well wait no more! “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, the 34-page book which has grabbed national attention in recent weeks, is again in stock from 19 June (Friday). “The highly anticipated #TheArtOfCharlieChanHockChye will be back in stock at all bookstores starting from 19 …

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