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Daily Archives: 2016-05-10

Ludicrous to say rice is worse than sugar

By Richard Seah In its “war against diabetes” the government – led by the Health Minister and the CEO of the Health Promotion Board – is promoting the ridiculous message that eating rice is more harmful than taking sugary soft drinks. This shows a total lack of understanding about basic nutrition. It also goes against the rest of the medical …

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SDP says it finds unsubstantiated comments by former NMP shocking

Shocking that SMU's academic Eugene Tan can make such unsubstantiated comments On May 9, The New Paper published the article, "Best showing, but should Dr Chee be going?" by its reporter Foo Jie Ying. The report featured prominent academic Eugene Tan from the Singapore Management University (SMU) who was also a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP). In addition, a separate …

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3,346 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

3,346 cartons of contraband cigarettes were found in a Malaysia-registered lorry at Woodlands Checkpoint at around 5 pm on 6 May. The lorry was driven by a 39-year-old Malaysian man. Upon reaching the Woodlands Checkpoint, officers of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) called for further checks to be made to the lorry. The lorry carried at consignment which declared …

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930g of heroin, worth S$65,000 seized at Woodlands Checkpoint: CNB

930 g of heroin was seized by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the Woodlands Checkpoint on 7 May at around 11.45 am. The heroin is estimated to be worth more than S$65,000. The heroin was found in two bundles behind the glove compartment in a Malaysia-registered car driven by a 24-year-old male Malaysian. The car had arrived at …

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More support needed for working mothers: Josephine Teo

Better support from both home and work is still needed for young mothers, said Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office) and overseer of the National Population and Talent Division Josephine Teo. She noted that four out of five mothers return to work after having children. Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of a mass baby-weaning parenting event involving 180 …

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SBS Transit, SMRT awarded $1.34m and $504k respectively for shorter waiting times

Public bus operators SBS Transit and SMRT have been rewarded S$1.34 million and S$504,000 respectively for improved waiting times and lessened crowding at bus stops, announced the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 9 May. The awards come under the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) trial, a framework which assessed the reliability of bus services from June to November last year. …

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Direct admission exercises for secondary schools and JCs start this month

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on 9 May that direct admission exercises to secondary schools and Junior Colleges (JC) will begin this month, while early admission to polytechnics will begin in June. 118 schools will be participating in the Direct School Admission-Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise this year, while 22 JCs will be participating in the Direct School Admission-Junior College (DSA-JC) …

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