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Daily Archives: 2016-11-18

Amnesty International: Singapore continues to remain an outlier, executing people for crimes that do not meet the ‘most serious’ threshold

Reacting to the executions of Chijioke Stephen Obioha, a Nigerian national, and Devendran Supramaniam, a Malaysian national, by the Singapore authorities, Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: “The Singapore authorities have brazenly violated international law with these shameful executions. The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment that most of the world …

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Train service disruption between Tanah Merah and Bugis

SMRT posted on its official Twitter channel at 6:03 PM today (18 Nov), “Due to a track fault, please add 10 minutes travel time from #Tanah Merah to Bugis towards Joo Koon. Train service is still available.” And about a quarter of an hour later it added a message update, “Please add 5 minutes travel time from TanahMerah towards JooKoon, …

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Lorry flips on its side as it swerved to regain balance

A Facebook video posted by David Tan on Singapore Taxi Driver page showed an accident that happened this morning on Thursday (17 November) which took place at TPE towards PIE involving a lorry. The video showed a speeding lorry. The driver tried to swerved left but it accidentally lost its balance then flipped over the road. Fortunately, it did not …

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62-yr-old e-bike rider killed in collision with tipper truck

An elderly e-bike rider passed away after he collided with a tipper truck at Cecil Street towards Collyer Quay on Friday (18 November) morning. The 62-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police said that a 62-year-old tipper truck driver was arrested for causing death by negligent act. Investigations are ongoing. Road.sg posted a video of the …

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Assistive Technology Fund assist persons with disabilities to defray cost of assistive devices

In her written question, MP for Jalan Besar GRC, Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng, asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Ministry can further assist persons with special needs who require replacement for aids such as motorised wheelchairs, cochlear implants and other hearing aids throughout their lives. Parliamentary Secretary Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (for the …

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Desmond Kuek : NSL and EWL achieved best recorded performance in 29 years

SMRT chief executive officer Desmond Kuek has announced that the North-South (NSL) and East-West (EWL) MRT lines achieved the best-recorded performance in the 29-year history of the two lines. He said that the trains had travelled 144,000 train-km before breakdown on October. Mr Desmond, speaking at the first Singapore Rail Technology Conference which was held on Friday (Nov 18) at the …

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Singapore’s exports declines 12% in October, far worse than the 3.5% expected

Singapore exports on the year-on-year basis contracted by 12 percent in October 2016, following the 5 percent decline in the previous month, due to the decrease in both electronic and non-electronic NODX (Non-Oil Domestic Exports), International Enterprise (IE) Singapore reported in its media release on 17 November. This is the second straight month of decline, worse than the 3.5 percent …

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HSA: ‘VIP Bio Mangosteen Complex’ found to contain very high level of prohibited western medicine

Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has announced an alert to members of the public not to purchase or consume ‘VIP Bio Mangosteen Complex’, a weight loss product sold online. HSA stated that the product has been tested and it was found to contain very high levels of a prohibited western medicine, sibutramine, and another potent undeclared western medicine, phenolphthalein. ‘VIP Bio …

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No information from MOM or MOT on SMRT’s unfair dismissal of SMRT employees involved in fatal incident at Pasir Ris

In two separate written answer in the 13th Parliamentary Session, the Minister for Manpower, Mr Lim Swee Say, and the Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan, both responding to MPs questions concerning the fatal accident near Pasir Ris MRT station on 22 March 2016, would not revealed whether SMRT had answered the  questions by the Ministries on the sacking of …

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15-yr-old Singaporean student created a Prezie video for Trump’s campaign

A 15-year-old Singaporean student, Hrithie Menon, from East View Secondary School was the one who created a Prezi video for Donald's Trump campaign office last year. The video was made targeting young people to capture their votes. The slides of the videos that Ms Hrithie created were shared across various colleges and university campuses in the United States. It was …

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