Daily Archives: 2016-07-26

Japan knife attack leaves 19 dead, 26 severely injured
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

TOKYO – At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo on Tuesday morning. Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayurien facility Read More

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Why history matters to Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The following is the text of Dr PJ Thum’s remarks at the Singapore Theatre Festival’s Art and Life Session #03, “History, His Story, Whose Story?”, Sunday 24 July 2016. His fellow speakers were Tan Pin Pin, Sonny Liew, and Jason Soo, and the Read More

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AGO: MINDEF invested $50.26 million without approval of its Board of Trustees
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In its audit report for Financial Year 2015/2016 which was published on 26 July, the Auditor-General Office (AGO) noted that Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) invested $50.26 million in a United States (US) Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) exchange-traded fund (ETF) without the approval Read More

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HDB failed to detect evasion of parking fees and no actions taken against evaders
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In its audit report for Financial Year 2015/2016 which was published on 26 July, the Auditor-General Office (AGO) found that there had been inadequate monitoring of car park operations and enforcement by the Housing Development Board (HDB), a statutory board under the Ministry of National Read More

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AGO: MOM purchases 432k computer system and left it unused
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In its audit report for Financial Year 2015/2016 published on 26 July, the Auditor-General Office (AGO) found that found that the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) bought a computer system, a Document Generator System (DGS), for a sum of $432,407 for integration with its Read More

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Failure by NUS and NTU to remind recipients of scholarship obligations and impose liquidated damages
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In its audit report for Financial Year 2015/2016 published on 26 July, the Auditor-General Office (AGO) found that the Ministry of Education (MOE) did not maintain adequate oversight of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to ensure Read More

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Overpaid allowance of $2.62 million to Volunteer Special Constabulary Officers
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In its audit report for Financial Year 2015/2016 published on 26 July, the Auditor-General Office (AGO) found that the Singapore Police Force (SPF) had overpaid its Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) officers allowance amounting to about $2.63 million from 1 April 2008 to 31 Read More

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Dengue cases hiked in past 5 weeks, over 200 cases reported each week
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), dengue cases have been increasing in Singapore. Well over 200 cases were reported weekly in the past five weeks. 266 cases were reported between 17 and 23 July this year, 43 more cases than those on Read More

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National Arts Council paid 410k consultation fees for 470k bin centre
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In the report released by the Auditor-General’s office on July 26, it is made known that the National Arts Council (NAC) which falls under the governance of Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth (MCCY) paid a considerable sum of consultation fees,$0.41 million on Read More

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AGO report uncovers inadequate financial controls over Government operations
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Auditor-General’s report for Financial Year 2015/2016 which was signed on 14 July by the President, has just been released on Tuesday (July 26). In a media release, the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) said that, as a whole for FY2015/2016, it audited the following: The Read More

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