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Daily Archives: 2016-11-23

63-yr-old male sentenced to three months imprisonment for illegally importing birds

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. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) was notified by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at …

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41-yr-old male charged in court for slapping and kicking his husky dog

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 animal cruelty and one count of non-compliance with dog licensing and control rules. Chiam said he is …

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Pulp Giants Asia Pulp & Paper intentionally burned peatlands, says Indonesian NGO

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 that peatlands which were burnt last year during the haze episode of 2015 have now been replanted …

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Container truck breaks down along Jalan Anak Bukit

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 with. The truck is still standing, however, it is now blocking one lane. No injuries seen.

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Motorcyclist killed in fatal accident along West Coast Highway, said to be dodging fallen tree on road

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 dead at the scene by paramedics. The Police said that investigations were ongoing. According to The Straits …

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CSRI: Average wealth of Singaporeans remains at high level

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 little in terms of USD. Despite this drop, CSRI states that average wealth of Singaporeans remains at …

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Dollar rally takes a pause

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 down. The US dollar index slid from its multi-year highs for a second day last night, signaling …

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UN: Victory for LGBT Rights

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 his work is a victory for human rights, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Human Rights Watch …

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MFA: No Singaporean affected in the latest Japan natural disaster

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 to issue tsunami warnings. In its update release, MFA said the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo has contacted …

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When to use a personal loan for education in Singapore

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 dollars. For example, a 10-week part-time digital marketing course can cost S$5,000, while learning to code in …

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