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Daily Archives: 2016-12-05

IMDA investigating the cause of SingTel’s fibre broadband service breakdown

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) stated that it is investigating the cause of SingTel's fibre broadband service breakdown which lasted all day from Saturday (3 December) morning till Sunday with a sizable number of consumers still stating that they were unable to connect despite stating that all service has resumed. IMDA said in a statement on Monday (5 December) …

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Aljunied-Hougang town council to bring forward lift replacement schedule for its estate

Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has announced that it will bring forward its lift replacement schedule for selected lifts in the town, before the HDB’s recommended 28-year upgrading/replacement guideline. AHTC stated in a press release on Monday evening that it has noted some older lifts over the past two years, which have critical parts that become obsolete earlier than the recommended …

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PM Lee laments about the failure to pull TPP through

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong laments about US president-elect Donald Trump's decision to pull out his country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at People's Action Party (PAP) 34th party conference held at Singapore Expo. He said in his speech, "Yes, we worked very hard, and earned our success but we were also very lucky to enjoy this international environment. We attracted …

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Singaporeans invited to supply feedback on Budget 2017

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is seeking views and suggestions from all Singaporeans in preparation for the Budget of 2017, it informed in a press release on Sunday (4 Dec). "Individuals, households, and businesses are welcome to provide feedback on issues such as how we can best develop Singaporeans, support families, and help local companies grow through innovation and internationalisation," MOF …

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MARUAH marks Human Rights Day with public speech at Hong Lim Park

The sorry state of Human Rights in Singapore Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In Singapore, MARUAH, a human rights organisation, will mark the day with a public meeting at Hong Lim Park to draw much …

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Woman jailed 12 months for receiving suspicious money in bank account

A Singaporean woman was sentenced to 12 months jail in court today (5 Dec) for receiving money on her bank account despite having good reasons to believe that the money had been provided by criminal deed. Two other charges, removing property from jurisdiction and moving money into her other bank account, were also taken into consideration in her sentencing. Lye …

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Little change in People’s Action Party’s new CEC line-up

The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has elected its members of the party's central executive committee (CEC), the highest decision-making body, at its 34th party conference held at Singapore Expo on Sunday (4 October). 12 members were voted in, while two others were co-opted. They will be part of the body for a two-year term starting 2017. The elected CEC members were …

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President Duterte: Trump commented Philippine is fighting drug ‘the right way’

MANILA, Philippines – Donald Trump, United States President-elect was quoted to have said that he understands the Philippines' anti-drug campaign as a sovereign nation and that the country is ‘doing it the right way’. “Trump wishes the Philippine government to succeed in its drive against drugs,” President Rodrigo Duterte quoted Trump on his phone call. President Duterte said on Friday …

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