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Daily Archives: 2016-11-02

No train service on EWL due to train fault

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced on Wednesday (2 November) afternoon that there was no train service on its East-West Line (EWL) from Queenstown to Outram Park due to a train fault. It also said that the service was estimated to resume on 6.10pm. It also said that there are free regular bus services available. At 6.10pm, SMRT announced that …

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LTA and SMRT: Temporary telecommunication signal suspensions to be carried out to assist in investigations

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT ) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) have just announced that their preliminary investigations into the major service disruption on the Circle Line (CCL), Wednesday (2 November) could be similar to that of the incidents in September this year and said that temporary telecommunication signal suspensions to be carried out to assist in investigations. CCL experienced …

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Lee Hsien Loong in RSF new list of predators of press freedom

To mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today publishing a grim portrait gallery of 35 presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, torture or murder journalists. Most of these press freedom predators have been preying on the media for years, some for decades. To draw attention to the impunity …

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Lim Swee Say: Improve productivity or Singapore’s competitive primacy will be risked

Minister of Manpower Lim Swee Say warned that Singapore's competitive superiority in offering products and services that are cheaper or better, is at risk. The Minister said that cheaper competitors are getting better with higher educational levels, and competitors using better technology are producing cheaper products. He warned, “If productivity gains continue to lag behind wage growth, Singapore's competitiveness will …

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3-storey warehouse engulfed in flames at Sungei Kadut early this morning

A warehouse in Sungei Kadut was engulfed in flames this morning (2 Nov) around 5:35am. SCDF was alerted and was already fighting the fire since before 6am this morning. SCDF firefighters have surrounded the 3-storey warehouse with seven jets, and have confined the fire to the building which measures 100m by 50m. They sent four fire engines, two Red Rhinos, …

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Netizens on new levy for Singapore-registered cars when entering Malaysia

Starting from 1 November at 12.01am, Malaysia charges Singapore-registered cars entering Malaysia at two of the land checkpoints, Woodlands and Tuas second link. Malaysian Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai had earlier stated to the press that the Singapore cars will have to pay a road charge for RM21 (S$6.60) levy. An average of 20,000 Singapore-registered vehicles entered Malaysia daily via …

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MOT: Malaysia’s road charge scheme discriminatory and will be matched “in some form”

Ministry of Transport (MOT) has said that it will match "in some form" to Malaysia's new RM20 ($6.60) levy on Singapore-registered cars entering Malaysia's two land checkpoints. The Ministry said in a statement issued on Tuesday evening that the road charge scheme which was rolled out on Tuesday (1 November), is "discriminatory" saying that it is biased against Singapore-registered vehicles, as …

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