Daily Archives: 2016-08-25

ICA appeals for information on 32-year-old Malaysian male

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is appealing for information on a 32-year-old male Indian Malaysian, Letchunmanan Tanja Kawn Tra. ICA believes that he is involved in contraband cigarette smuggling activities. According to ICA, he was last seen in the vicinity of the Woodlands Checkpoint on 24 August 2016 at about 7.00am. Subject: Letchunmanan Tanja Kawn Tra Age: 32 Race: …

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At least 247 killed during 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Italy

ROME — A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the centre of Italy in the early hours of Wednesday (24 August) morning at 3:30 AM (9:30 AM Singapore), collapsing buildings, roads and other structures in a wide area of medieval towns in central Italy. The last reports from Italy’s civil protection agency said the quake killed at least 247 people and injuring …

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Number of children born to unmarried mothers has dropped since 2006

Mr Kok Heng Leung, a nominated member of Parliament, asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) about the number of children born in Singapore who do not have a father named on their birth certificate, and have a father named on their birth certificate but the parents are not married on or before the date of registration of birth …

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Who is an Elected President?

By Dr Jack Tsen-Ta Lee Reporting the death of former President S. R. Nathan at the age of 92 on 22 August 2016, The Straits Times of 23 August stated in the first paragraph on its front page that he was “Singapore’s first elected and longest-serving president”.[1] It was soon pointed out that the first presidential election was held in 1993 …

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Use Peer-to-Peer Lending to make money while you’re young

By SingSaver.com.sg Peer-to-peer lending in Singapore can earn six times more than the CPF Ordinary Account. But this risky investment is not for all Singaporeans. What is Peer-to-Peer Lending? Peer-to-peer lending is a concept that took off sometime in 2005. Many companies got tired of borrowing from banks – the process was long winded, and often required at least a …

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S R Nathan’s love for the theatre and the support that he gave

By Ivan Heng I shall always remember Mr S R Nathan with great fondness and admiration. We worked with him under the auspices of The President’s Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the less fortunate, and he graced the Rice Ball on many occasions as Guest of Honour. Apart from the myriad causes he championed, he loved the theatre. …

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