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Daily Archives: 2016-11-22

UN Human Rights Office concerned by arrests of three activists in Vietnam

BANGKOK (22 November 2016) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia expressed serious concern on Monday about the arrests of three Vietnamese human rights activists in Ho Chi Minh City over the past three weeks, and called for their immediate release from detention. The UN Human Rights Office said it was also deeply concerned by reports that the …

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As of Sept 2016, $12.8 million outstanding in MediShield life premiums

The Minister of State for Health, Mr Chee Hong Tat said in Parliament that the total amount outstanding is $12.8 million, or less than 1% of total premiums due. This was in response to MP Png Eng Huat for Hougang who asked the Minister for Health what is the number of citizens and permanent residents who could not pay for their MediShield …

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10,118 flats for sale under Nov 2016 BTO and SBF exercise

Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched 10,118 flats for sale today (22 November) under the Nov 2016 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise. HBD said that this is its largest joint BTO and SBF exercise for the year, comprising 5,110 BTO units and 5,008 SBF units across 25 towns/estates. This launch brings the total BTO supply …

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F1 CEO hopes to continue to run the Singapore GP

Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday (21 November) that he hopes to continue to run the Singapore Grand Prix in the country as the current's deal will be expired next year, stating that what he said earlier was misquoted. In an exclusive phone call with The Straits Times, Mr Bernie said, "F1's stand is to hopefully continue in …

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US President-Elect confirms withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership

US President-Elect, Donald Trump revealed his policy plan today (22 Nov) on the first one hundred days for as the incoming 45th President of United States of America. A video on the US Presidential Transition Facebook page, showed Trump saying that his agenda will be based on ‘putting America first’. “A list of executive action we can take on day …

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Number of dengue infected cases continues to drop in Singapore

Dengue cases dropped as only 72 cases were diagnosed between 13 and 19 November according to the figures by the National Environment Agency (NEA). This weekly figure is 12 cases fewer than last week. As of 3 pm on 21 November, it said that another 19 cases were reported. The total people infected with dengue have reached 12,698 cases. This …

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Accident along Bras Basah Road caused massive jam on Tuesday morning

A white Audi R8 V10 had an accident along Bras Basah Road on Tuesday (22 November) morning, ploughing through a pavement and toppling a lamp post in the process. The accident took place right in front of Cathedral of Good Shepherd and had caused massive jam along the road. The Land Transport Authority tweeted an alert for motorists to avoid right …

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Oil jumps 4% on OPEC hopes, dollar retraces

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets  Oil price reaches six-week high ahead of OPEC meeting Buy on expectation and sell on news. This works on oil prices most of the times. Last night we saw another rally in oil prices in anticipation of OPEC members reaching a freeze plan in a meeting next week. In recent days, several OPEC members including …

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Predicament of hawkers long neglected by nonchalant Singapore government

By David Lim The predicament of hawkers are long neglected and their livelihood slighted by the government's nonchalant tidak apa attitude and commercially driven policies. The Minister's response to query on the discontinuation of the hardship policy was most idiotic and baseless reply. To discontinue it because of low response from poor families? Definitely I doubt that this is a …

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