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Daily Archives: 2016-08-29

Khaw Boon Wan: Bus contracting model may result in bus fares hikes

Bus contracting model which will take effect on 1 September 2016 may result in the raising of bus fares, said the Minister of Transport, Khaw Boon Wan. He made the remarks in response to queries by Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao in an e-mail interview, saying that the bus contracting model will raise service standards. Hence the improvements would raise the …

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LTA: Physical road tax display not needed from 15 February 2017 onwards

Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it will stop issuing physical road tax discs from 15 February 2017 on its Facebook page on Monday (29 August). The octagon piece of paper usually attached to the windscreen is no longer needed as a move to streamline the process. The road tax validity would be checked electronically and with this, motorists need …

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SCDF alerts public on spoof calls beginning with ‘995’

Singapore Police Defence Force (SCDF) has clarified on its Facebook page on Monday (29 August) that calls beginning with the number +65-995X XXXX were not made by SCDF. SCDF stated it has been alerted by members of public that they have received calls beginning with the number +65-995X XXXX on their mobile phones. It alerted members of public to not provide personal …

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Masagos said fewer hotspots in Indonesia but haze-free situation should be achieved

The Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said on Friday (27 August) that the hotspots in Indonesia this year are fewer than last year. Mr Masagos said Singapore appreciates the increasing effort of the Indonesian authorities in reducing the hotspots, but what needed is the total prevention of it. The Indonesian news pojoksulsel.com also reported today that the …

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Brace yourselves: US rate hike is back

 By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Yellen’s hawkish signal sends USD higher while yen takes a tumble The Dollar jumped after Federal Reserve’s chairperson, Janet Yellen, signaled impending rate hike in a speech at Jackson Hole last Friday. Her speech presented an increasing probability that the central bank will raise short-term interest rates in the weeks or months ahead. While the …

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What the press conference on Zika infection told us and did not

In the press conference on Sunday held by Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA), we are informed about the current situation of Zika infection in Singapore, which is 41 confirmed cases of Zika infected patients and we are not told about a lot more by the ministry. So far what we know from the press conference on …

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Workers’ Party call upon the government to clarify timeline for public notification of Zika infection

Workers’ Party issued a statement on Sunday expressing concern in regards to the 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection and call upon the government to clarify the timeline for the cases The Ministry of Health (MOH) has earlier confirmed the presence of 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika in a joint press conference on Sunday with the National Environment Agency (NEA). …

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