Monthly Archives: August 2016

Do workers in Singapore have the choice of not going to work when feeling unwell?
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

TODAY Online published an article on 31 August saying that those who are not feeling well should just stay home to avoid transmitting diseases to co-workers. In the report, a new working paper by the nonprofit National Bureau of Economic Research is quoted Read More

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Malaysia Police arrest three suspects allegedly planning attacks on eve of Malaysia’s National Day
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Malaysian Police said that it has stopped an alleged attack on the eve of its National Day by arresting three locals who were believed to be Daesh members. Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, stated that the suspects were detained at Read More

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Apple hit with $14.5 billion (S$19.78 billion) Irish tax by EU
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Last updated on September 5th, 2016 at 11:14 amJust this Tuesday (30 August), the European Commission (EC) ordered Apple Inc. to pay Ireland an unpaid tax up to 13 billion Euros (S$19.78 billion). The Commission stated that the company had received illegal state aid. Read More

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10 double decker buses featuring USB charging ports to hit the road on 1 Sept
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Land and Transport Authority (LTA) and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) released a joint statement on Wednesday (31 August) which said that ten new MAN A95 double-decker buses, featuring USB charging ports will hit the roads tomorrow (1 September). These buses are the Read More

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LTA: Contract sums for bus routes determined through negotiations with operators
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Goh Kian Huat wrote a letter posted at Today Online on 20 August to Land Transport Authority regarding on the report about the Government which would pay SMRT, SBS Transit S$7b to run bus routes. Mr Goh asked How these are determined between the Land Read More

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Johor Bahru to use thermal scanners at checkpoints to screen travellers from Singapore
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

State Health and Environment Committee Chairman Ayub Rahmat has stated that people who are travelling from Singapore to Johor Bahru will need to go through checks by thermal scanners, and those with a body temperature above 37 degrees Celsius may not be allowed Read More

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Malaysian Court of Appeal: Home Minister to pay damages to The Edge over suspension order
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Malaysian Court of Appeal has ruled on 30 August that “The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd” is entitled to claim for damages over the suspension order of its two publications by the Home Minister. A bench of three men panel led by Justice Datuk Read More

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How Barcelona “superblocks” return city streets to the people
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

As in Singapore and everywhere else in big urban cities around the world, air pollution and traffic congestions is a major problem for city planners and residents alike. In a report by Inhabitat.com, we are shown how Barcelona City’s Urban Mobility Plan is carrying Read More

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MOH issues advisory on pregnant women regarding Zika cases
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) on Zika and Pregnancy advise all pregnant women in Singapore with symptoms of Zika (fever and rash and other symptoms such as red eyes or joint pain), as well as those (with Read More

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Countries issuing travel warnings on Singapore due to Zika-virus
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

United Kingdom (UK), Taiwan, Australia, United States (US), and South Korea have issued travel warnings, especially for pregnant women or women who are planning to be pregnant, to not take a trip to Singapore. Just yesterday, the government reported 82 confirmed cases of Read More

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