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Daily Archives: 2016-11-08

81-year-old male succumbs to dengue fever at KTPH, ninth death this year

An 81-year-old male dengue patient passed away due to dengue infection at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) on 7 November. According to the joint statement from The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) the patient was admitted to KTPH on 25 October 2016. His condition deteriorated and he passed away due to the infection on 7 November 2016. …

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PM Lee: 2017 Presidential Election to be reserved for Malay candidates

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced in that the next Presidential Election due in 2017 will be reserved for Malay candidates, based on the hiatus-triggered model. PM Lee announced this on Tuesday (8 November) during the second day of the Parliamentary debate on the proposed amendments to the Constitution.. Speaking on the Elected Presidency (EP) scheme, PM Lee said, “That means …

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Watch out for these fitness and weight loss scams in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg The best way to stay fit is still diet and exercise. Don’t waste your money on these fitness and weight loss scams. Fitness fads come and go in Singapore, but one thing always remains: somewhere out there, somebody is looking to cash in on the latest one. The number of ways to get fit hasn’t changed for all of …

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SDP: PAP follows its lead on special needs compulsory education

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) stated that it welcomes the government’s decision to adopt its idea of making education for students with special needs compulsory, however, it noted that neither Education Minister Ng Chee Meng nor the mass media acknowledged that it was the SDP who first proposed the idea. SDP said that in 2015, it proposed in its education policy making education …

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Desmond Lee: Government prepared to review laws criminalising suicide

The law of decriminalising suicide attempts could come under review, said Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Lee on Monday, 7 November. Mr Lee said this in response to the question of Mr Louis Ng. MP for Nee Soon GRC in Parliament, who asked whether the Government’s stance on the suicide matter was set in stone. Earlier, Nominated …

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MINDEF to replace its old fleet of helicopters from 2020 onwards

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that it will replace its fleet of helicopters due to obsolescence. It stated that the H225M and CH-47F will replace the RSAF’s existing Super Pumas and the older CH-47Ds of the RSAF’s CH-47 fleet which have been in service since 1983 and 1994 respectively. MINDEF said that it is timely to replace the helicopters to …

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Duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden within modified compartment of prime mover

On 4 November 2016 at about 10pm, an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer at the Jurong Scanning Station directed a Singapore-registered prime mover, driven by a male Chinese national, for further inspection as the officer had noticed anomalies in the scanned images of the 40-footer container although the driver claimed that it was empty.  During the course of the inspection, …

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That conflict between a people serving MP and a lawyer for financial interest

Singapore’s Members of Parliament (MP) are elected by Singaporeans to represent their best interest in Parliament and formulate policies for the betterment of its people. Said to be the elites of the country, MPs are often touted to be exceptional individuals who are empathic and show care for the common people, whom many in the region hope their politicians would …

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Number of dengue cases maintains steady for past 2 weeks

National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that there were a slightly hike in numbers on dengue cases this week which saw 86 patients diagnosed. This weekly figure is 2 cases higher than last week. As of 3 pm on 7 November, it said that another 17 cases were reported. The total people infected with dengue have reached 12,542 cases. This …

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