Daily Archives: 2016-11-23

63-yr-old male sentenced to three months imprisonment for illegally importing birds
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A 63-year-old Singaporean man, Low Seng Hai, was sentenced to three months imprisonment for illegally importing two Oriental White-eye (Mata Puteh) birds and one Zebra Dove, and 3 months imprisonment for subjecting the birds to unnecessary suffering or pain, which will run concurrently. Read More

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41-yr-old male charged in court for slapping and kicking his husky dog
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A forty-one-year male was charged in court on Wednesday for mistreating a husky in May this year. A press release from Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on 23 November, stated that Chiam Choon San Alan was charged with one count of Read More

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Pulp Giants Asia Pulp & Paper intentionally burned peatlands, says Indonesian NGO
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Chris Soh Indonesia’s largest environmental non-government organisation (NGO), WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), has emphatically stated that last year’s widespread peat fires in Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)’s pulpwood concessions were intentional. In an interview with environmental portal Foresthints.News, WALHI stated Read More

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Container truck breaks down along Jalan Anak Bukit
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A container truck broke down on the slip road along Jalan Anak Bukit, just before the tunnel towards Clementi on 23 November (Wednesday) late afternoon. Ted Tan posted pictures of the incident on his Facebook page. A back wheel was seen to be fallen off Read More

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Motorcyclist killed in fatal accident along West Coast Highway, said to be dodging fallen tree on road
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A 37-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a fatal accident along the West Coast Highway near Clementi Road on Wednesday (23 November) morning. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted about the accident at 6.50am. It dispatched an ambulance. The victim was pronounced Read More

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CSRI: Average wealth of Singaporeans remains at high level
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

In the latest annual wealth report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), it is said that personal wealth per adult grew strongly in Singapore up to 2012. However, since then it has risen only slowly in domestic currency units, and declined a Read More

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Dollar rally takes a pause
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Thai baht and Korean won lead EM currency rebound The Thai baht and Korean won strengthened against USD by 0.13% and 0.20% respectively, signaling that the emerging market currencies may embrace a rebound as dollar’s upward momentum slowed Read More

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UN: Victory for LGBT Rights
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

General Assembly Rejects Effort to Stop Expert’s Work A close vote on November 21, 2016, by a United Nations General Assembly committee affirming that the newly appointed UN expert to address violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should continue Read More

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MFA: No Singaporean affected in the latest Japan natural disaster
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Ministry of Foreign Affair announced that there is no Singaporean known to have been affected In the earthquake disaster that hit off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on 22 November. On Tuesday morning, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s Honshu island, prompting officials Read More

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When to use a personal loan for education in Singapore
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg When a study loan is not applicable, Singaporeans can use a personal loan for education and school fees. Furthering your education and improving your skills are vital for advancing your career in highly competitive Singapore. However, professional certifications can cost thousands of Read More

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