Daily Archives: 2016-09-15

Malaysian bus burst into flames at Yishun, no casualty reported
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Isolation order on Sunny Heights Day Care Centre lifted by AVA
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Why is there a dependence on sale of housing for retirement adequacy in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Chris Kuan Deputy Prime Minister Tharman touched on many things in his speech but I want to focus a clever use of a half argument when he claimed that “the CPF system provides a level of retirement adequacy comparable, if not superior, Read More

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14 new cases of confirmed Zika-infection brings locally infected cases to 355
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The National Environment Agency (NEA) stated that there were 14 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection as of 3 pm on 15 September 2016, which brought the total number to 355 cases. It is said that 6 of the new cases Read More

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SMRT sends emails to staff, defending its decision to dismiss two staff involved in fatal accident on 22 March
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Defending the decision it made towards the dismissal of its 2 employees, Mr Lee Ling Wee, the Managing Director of SMRT Trains, wrote an email sent to staff members on Wednesday (14 September) that it is untenable that the two staff dismissed on Tuesday Read More

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SDP: Transport Minister needs to look into dismissals by SMRT
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Malaysia to award RM1 million cash reward to Paralympic gold medallists, similiar to Olympians
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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Four suspects charged one count of mischief by fire, Police appealed for the fifth suspect
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Four suspects involved in a case of fire at an entertainment outlet inside St James Power Station on Tuesday (13 September), were charged in court on Thursday (15 September) and Police is appealing for information regarding a fifth suspect at large. 26-year-old Toh Wen Read More

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Why does Singapore have such a high external debt of US$1.76 trillion?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Locking one’s pension in housing as part of retirement funding system, is it sound?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Donald Low I very much enjoyed listening to Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Tharman’s speech at the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS)’ s dinner two nights ago. It was, in my mind, the most compelling, comprehensive and articulate defence of our system of Read More

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