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Daily Archives: 2016-08-05

Singapore on alert after 6 suspects arrested in Batam over rockets plot

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said this afternoon (5 August) that the police and other agencies have stepped up inland and border security measures, after six terror suspects were arrested for suspicion of trying to hit Marina Bay in Singapore with rockets fired from Batam. "In response to this threat and the prevailing security situation, Police and other agencies …

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LTA chief Chew Men Leong resigned after less than two years on the job

Chief Executive of Land Transport Authority Chew Men Leong has announced his resignation saying that he was leaving for a personal career development in the private sector, in just less than two years after he served the position. Mr Chew, 48, did not mention where he was heading for, while some speculation spread that he might join the Singapore Technologies fold. …

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Mother of drink-driving victim urges Taiwan President to replace Singapore envoy

TAIPEI - The mother of a drink-driving victim protested outside the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (4 August), demanding that the Tsai administration replace Taiwan's top envoy to Singapore after he failed a roadside sobriety test just days following his official swearing-in. The protester is the president of Taiwan Against Drunk Driving, Emma Chen. She urged President Tsai …

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Suspected terrorists arrested in Batam for plan to attack Marina Bay

Six suspected terrorists were arrested at various location in Batam by Indonesia's counter-terrorism force, Densus 88 this morning (5 August) according to local media Batam News. The suspects are Gigih Rahmat Dewa, 31, Trio Syafrido, 46, Eka Saputra, 35, Tarmidzi, Hadi Gusti Yanda, 20, and M Tegar Sucianto, 19. All of the arrested work at a fabric factory except Trio who …

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Former NCMP shares thoughts on educational options for autistic children

Parents of special needs children should not be paying any more in school fees, than those with children in mainstream schools, wrote Gerald Giam, former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament from Workers' Party, on his Facebook account. Mr Giam was sharing an encounter during his house visit that he had with a family. The parents shared with him that they are very concerned about …

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Lady hit by a car after crossing the road on Punggol Way carelessly

A jaywalking pedestrian was injured after a car hit her along Punggol Way on Wednesday (Aug 3). A video posted by Facebook user Andrew Ng shows the woman being hit by a car when she was crossing the first lane of the road. In the video, she was seen crossing the lane without first checking for oncoming traffic from her …

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Fire at Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, put out by SCDF

On 1 pm today (5 August), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) posted a news of a fire which took place at Blk 574, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. SCDF said that it was alerted to a shop on fire at about 11.10 am. The SCDF officers dispatched two fire engines, one red rhino, two fire bikes and one support vehicle. The …

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85 members of public awarded with Public Spiritedness Award

Adrienne and Marienne Chew, 21, and their father Vincent Chew were among the 85 people who received the Public Spiritedness Award for helping others in need during the Home Team National Day Observance Ceremony, held by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) headquarters at Irrawaddy Road. In November 2015, Adrienne and her twin sister, Marienne, heard a scream of a woman …

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Former YOG chairman, Ng Ser Miang elected to IOC Executive Board

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ng Ser Miang, the former sailor athlete - who played a key role in bringing IOC events such as the IOC Session in 2005 and the inaugural 2012 Youth Olympic Games - was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board on Thursday morning (4 August) in Rio de Janeiro. Mr Ng who has also …

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8 tips to book cheaper trips online from Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg Book the cheapest trip possible when you travel out of Singapore during long weekends and public holidays. It’s easy to whip out your credit card and start booking trips online, if you don’t care about overspending. If you’re on a budget however, you need to be more clever about how you book your trip. Here’s some ways you can fly …

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