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Daily Archives: 2015-07-02

Polyclinics up consultation fees from 1 July

The consultation fees at the 18 polyclinics around Singapore have been increased from 1 July. The two groups which oversee the clinics, Singhealth and National Healthcare Group (NHG), have updated  their websites with the new charges Over at Singhealth, consultation fees are up between $0.40 and $2.90. For Singaporean adults, it is up by $0.80 cents – from $11.00 to …

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AHPETC issues response to MND’s comments on its audited Financial Year 12/13

Workers' Party-run  Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) had earlier submitted the town council audited reports of Financial Year 12/13 to Ministry of National Development (MND) on Tuesday (30 Jun). The deadline for the town council to submit the report was set during the parliamentary debate held in February this year over the reports by Attorney General's Office on the town council. …

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Ramadan festive stall closed by NEA for two weeks

A festive goodies stall set up for Ramadan in Bukit Batok has been stopped from operating for the past two weeks by the National Environment Agency (NEA) due to the lack of permit. Instead, the operators have since been issued with a summon. The stall is understood to have been invited to be set up by the Resident Committee (RC) …

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Amos Yee’s mother calls for son’s release from IMH

The mother of 16-year old video blogger, Amos Yee, says her son, who is being held at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), has not been eating well the past two days. Mdm Mary Toh, who visits her son three times a week, also says Amos Yee is suffering mental stress from the environment he is in. The teenager is …

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Assault on cabby – NUS sacks law prof

UPDATE: A National University of Singapore (NUS) spokesperson, in response to a query from The Online Citizen, said: “On Monday, 29 June 2015, NUS dismissed Dr Soosay with immediate effect.” The National University of Singapore (NUS) has suspended one of its law professors since May for being involved in an assault on a taxi driver. 43-year old assistant professor, Sundram Peter …

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$10,000 compensation offer “unrealistic”: Lee Hsien Loong

Mr Lee Hsien Loong had deemed an offer of S$10,000 compensation from blogger Roy Ngerng as “unrealistic”, according to a report in the Straits Times on 2 July 2015. Mr Lee, who is also the Prime Minister of Singapore, had successfully sued Mr Ngerng for defamation with regards to a blog post the latter had published in May last year. …

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Rat problems continue in Ang Mo Kio and elsewhere

The rat infestation problem in Singapore, which has been in the news in recent years, seems to have reared its ugly head once again - this time in Ang Mo Kio, especially, which has been plagued by the problem the last few years. In its latest issue of the town council’s newsletter, the Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) revealed …

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Abuse of future hawkers while keeping prices low

By Foo CL This article by Straits Times, "First of 20 new hawker centres will open in Hougang in August 2015: NEA" wrote about how new hawker centres bring about more hawker and affordable food to Singaporean. For one of such hawker centres, NEA mentioned that Fei Siong Food Management will manage the new hawker centre on a not-for-profit basis, …

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Man smoking in MRT cabin identified and issued notification of offence

Singapore's transport operator, SMRT has announced that it has identified one of two men who were caught on video smoking on an MRT train and issued a Notification of Offence to the person. The one-minute video which caught the two men smoking was sent to the All Singapore Stuff (ASS) website on 15 June. The video appeared to have been …

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Judge ups 3 weeks’ jail to 3 months for cabby attacker

Just two weeks after he was sentenced to a three weeks' jail for assaulting a taxi driver, 34-year old Dutchman Dino Petrus Johannes van Deijzen saw his sentence increased to three months. The deputy public prosecutor had appealed the original sentence, saying the judge in that case, District Judge Imran Abdul Hamid, seemed to have been convinced by van Deijzen's portrayal …

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