Daily Archives: 2015-07-21

New agency to tackle unfair trading?

An agency with the power to investigate and take action against errant retailers has been proposed as part of amendments that will be made to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (CPFTA), said Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck on Monday, 20 July. Part of the agency's arsenal include measures to counter crooked merchants set up a new shop …

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EBRC should be removed from the purview of PMO and be independent

By Yudhishthra Nathan If you've lived in Hougang for most of your life, as I have, you'd know that alleged gerrymandering is something we've become accustomed to. Most of what's in that white circle is what you and I would call Hougang. For the Parliamentary General Election (GE); If you live at Hougang St 51, you vote with Pasir Ris residents. …

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Singapore Savings Bonds to be issued by MAS on 1 October

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday that the Singapore Savings Bonds (SRS) will be issued on 1 October 2015 and interested investors will be able to apply for the bonds from 1 September onwards. MAS said that a new Savings Bond will be issued every month thereafter and added that the Singapore Savings Bonds are a new type …

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Funpack distribution with free buffet dinner by CCC

"Bishan East celebrates SG50 with grassroots adviser Mr Wong Kan Seng; Funpack Distribution," writes a banner for a buffet dinner organised for a private condomiun and the nearby landed properties. It was announced earlier that every Singaporean and PR household will receive a SG Funpack for Singapore's jubilee anniversary while NDP 2015’s spectators will receive a National Day Parade Funpack. Sharing the findings from …

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North-South Line train service disruption on 21 July

Yet another train service disruption along the North South MRT Line this morning. Commuters have noted on social media that the cause of the delay is said to be a train fault, likely to be announced by the station. It is unknown what time the service disruption took place and end. But social media suggest that the timing to be …

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Abuse of elderly woman – MSF looking into incident

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) says it is looking into the incident of an elderly woman being slapped by a younger woman outside a flat in Lower Delta Road. "Please be assured that the elderly woman's safety is our priority," the ministry said in a posting on its Facebook page on Monday at about 10pm, after a …

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