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Daily Archives: 2016-09-15

Malaysian bus burst into flames at Yishun, no casualty reported

A Malaysian bus burst into flames at the bus-stop outside Blk 145 at Yishun Ave 5 at about 4.30pm on Thursday (15 September). Ng Leong Keong wrote on his Facebook page that the engine of the Johor bus is presumed to be overheated. He noted that fire engulfed the entire rear of the bus and shortly after, there were explosions. The …

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Isolation order on Sunny Heights Day Care Centre lifted by AVA

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has announced that the isolation order imposed on Sunny Heights Day Care Centre (SHDCC) has been lifted with immediate effect from Thursday (15 September). The media release states that there have been no new confirmed cases of leptospirosis in dogs associated with SHDCC since July 2016. Sunny Heights Day Care Centre was earlier issued …

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SDP: Transport Minister needs to look into dismissals by SMRT

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement condemning the dismissal of two staff by SMRT Corporation who is said to be involved in the train accident in March this year. The accident claimed the lives of two other SMRT employees when they went onto the tracks due to their on-the-job training. Straits Times published a story about how the train …

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Malaysia to award RM1 million cash reward to Paralympic gold medallists, similiar to Olympians

KUALALUMPUR -  Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced on last Sunday that Malaysian Paralympians Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli and Abdul Latif Romly will receive an exact amount of RM1 million reward (S$330,500) for their achievements at the ongoing Rio Summer Paralympics. The duo set new world records in their respective sports with gold medals awarded to them. Mr Khairy …

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Why does Singapore have such a high external debt of US$1.76 trillion?

By Chris Kuan The article, "World’s top 20 nations with the highest external debt" says Singapore has US$1.76b of external debts which of course resulted in comments expressing shock, awe and beggar belief. "How in this world, Singapore has 1.76 trillion debt when the govt has always emphasized on prudence, saving and reserve building?" is one of the less hysterical …

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