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Daily Archives: 2016-09-16

Netizens voice their concerns on the Elected Presdiency White Paper

The Government has presented a White Paper in response to the Constitutional Commission’s Report on the Elected Presidency on Thursday (15 September). The Constitutional Commission headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was tasked by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to review three aspects of the Elected Presidency; the introduction of safeguards to ensure a president from a minority race, reviewing the qualifying criteria …

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HSA prosecutes five retailers for unlicensed sale of shisha tobacco

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced a press release that it had prosecuted five retailers for the unlicensed sale of shisha molasses/tobacco at their outlets located in the Kampong Glam vicinity. Here is the list of the retailers that have been prosecuted. All five were convicted in Court and fined a total of $14,200. Four of the outlets had their …

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7,149 cartons and 1,421 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) seized cigarettes that amounted to around $634,000 worth of unpaid-duty at Woodlands Checkpoint on Thursday morning. ICA wrote that officers at Woodlands Checkpoint directed an arriving Malaysia-registered lorry, driven by a lone male, for further inspection on 15 September 2016 at about 5.20am. The truck was carrying a consignment declared to contain about 3.7 …

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14 cases of Zika virus infection confirmed, one new cluster at Sengkang

National Environment Agency (NEA) stated that another 14 cases of locally transmitted of Zika virus infection have been confirmed as of 3 pm on 16 September 2016, which brings the total number of cases up to 369 since 27 August 2016. 4 of these cases were from Aljunied  cluster, 1 case from Joo Seng Road cluster, 1 case from Elite Ter …

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56-yr-old Singaporean arrested in Johor Bahru for ownership of drugs

Johor deputy police chief Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad stated in a press conference that the Police officers arrested a Singaporean in Taman Daya on Wednesday (14 September) at around 9.15 pm. SAC Mohd Zakaria said that the 56-year-old man was nabbed in an operation by the Narcotics Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) Johor while he was riding his motorcycle. …

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Police calls for next-of-kin of Mr Chan Cheng Siew to come forth

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is appealing for the next-of-kin of 69-year-old Mr Chan Cheng Siew to come forward. The Police stated that Mr Chan had passed away at Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 6 September 2016. His last known address was at Pelangi Village located at No. 10 Buangkok Green. The next-of-kin or anyone with information is requested to call …

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Teaching is not a simple job in Singapore

Education in Singapore is ranked to be one of the best in the world. Students from Singapore take first places in the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), scoring the highest points in the Maths and Science. Apart from ensuring that students in Singapore continue to perform well academically, what other challenges do teachers face in Singapore and going …

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Government accepts key recommendations of the Elected Presidency review

The Government has presented a White Paper* in response to the Constitutional Commission’s Report on the Elected Presidency. The Constitutional Commission headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was tasked by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to review three aspects of the Elected Presidency; the introduction of safeguards to ensure a president from a minority race, reviewing the qualifying criteria for presidential candidates and …

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