Daily Archives: 2016-03-30

What does Budget 2016 mean for housing?

By 99.co Budget 2016 introduces some subtle, but significant, policies. In particular, we note that the government is sticking to its long time promise of affordable housing. Despite brushing off calls for the lifting of cooling measures, we feel that Minister Heng Swee Keat has nonetheless put in changes that could have a positive effect on the property market. How …

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Widow of technican killed by LRT sued SMRT for negligence in 2010

The track incident that led to the deaths of the two young SMRT trainees - Nasrulhudin Najumudin and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari - was tragic, avoidable and certainly not unprecedented. In fact, just 6 years back, SMRT Technician Mr Chia Teck Heng was killed under similar circumstances. In the morning of 27 October 2010, Mr Chia Teck Heng, a technician who …

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Safety First, Murphy’s Laws & SMRT’s safety protocols

By Law Kim Hwee My Malay friends have shown me how resilient they are. When an unexpected death occurs, family members and friends will close rank, grief deeply but not showily – and then move on with life. As Muslims, they believe anything that can happen is Allah’s will. Still, may I extend my deep condolences to the families and friends …

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Safety procedures not followed in fatal accident: SMRT

Updates by SMRT state that safety procedures were not followed in the accident on 22 March that resulted in the deaths of two SMRT staff members who were hit by an oncoming train. If protocol had been correctly followed, all oncoming trains would have had to come to a stop at the site where works were to take place. In …

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Retired SAF dogs in search of new homes

The Military Working Dog Unit (MWDU) have announced that they are in search of potential homes for their retired military dogs. The Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) in-house publication Cyberpioneer has the details and pictures of MWDU’s 18 canine veterans looking for new families. All large breeds, such as Retrievers and German Shepherds, the dogs up for adoption are 8-years-old or …

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More help for the dyslexic in Singapore

With the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the organisation has hopes to further boost the already increasing awareness of dyslexia in Singapore, with Chief Executive Officer Mr Lee Siang stating that much more can still be done. The DAS started out in 1991 with just twelve students under one teacher. By 1993, DAS had …

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Queen Dovish’s speech sent equities and gold higher

By Margaret Yang The Fed’s Yellen said the FOMC will move “cautiously” on rate hikes amid rising global risks and has “considerable” scope for stimulus last night. This statement sent US stocks to their highest levels year to date, with the S&P +0.88%, Nasdaq +1.67% and DJ +0.56%. The Dollar Index was down 0.85%. Gold regained its lustre. 10 year …

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