Daily Archives: 2016-12-22

Additional travelling time on EWL due to track fault

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) tweeted at around 8.30pm that its East-West Line (EWL) from Outram Park station to Eunos station towards Pasir Ris was experiencing a track fault and asked passengers to add 15 minutes of additional travelling time. However, it noted that train service was still available. Around half an hour after its first tweet, SMRT then said …

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HSA warns public of three health products with serious side effects

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned the public not to consume three health products which have caused serious side effects in people who took them. The three products are: Ananda Thukha Remedy for Diabetes, 1 Day Diet, Bee Brand Qi Li Xiang. HSA found two undeclared potent ingredients in Ananda Thukha, a ‘remedy for Diabetes’: Glibenclamide and Yohimbine. Glibenclamide is …

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Social service officer sentenced 5 years and 4 months jail for misusing S$343,480 funds from ComCare

A social service officer, Chia Kwang Hwee, 33, was sentenced five years and four months jail for misusing S$343,480 funds from the Community Care Endowment Fund (ComCare) over three years, between Nov 2011 and Aug 2014 and was charged under the Penal Code, Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act. …

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What type of HDB flats can single Singaporeans buy?

By SingSaver.com.sg Single Singaporeans looking to own their own HDB flats can choose between a BTO unit or purchasing a flat from the resale market. So you’re single and living it up, and the next milestone is to get your own HDB flat. You can finally avoid the increasingly pointed questions from your parents and also get bumped up another rung …

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11 suspects arrested in police raid against loan sharking

In a raid against loan sharking conducted by the police, nine men and two women were arrested islandwide, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) informed on Thursday (22 Dec). Police officers from Jurong Division conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations in Singapore during the three-day operation from Monday to Wednesday, resulting in arrests of suspects aged 15 to 66, SPF notified. …

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Director of waterproofing company, sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment for corruption offences

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) has announced that Ling Chun Teck Donald, a Singaporean company director of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd operating in the waterproofing and general works industry, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment for corruption offences on 22 December 2016. CPIB stated that investigations showed that Ling had been giving corrupt payments to his clients, which include managing …

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Police alerts public on unsolicited calls claiming to be from government

Singapore Police Force (SPF) alerts members of the public who receive unsolicited calls from people claiming to be government agency officials to be vigilant as they . The Police stated that people should ignore the call as there are times where the caller asks to be transferred money. It stressed that no government agency will ask for money over the …

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Explaining budget surpluses from Singstat data

By Chris Kuan A friend asked me to explain the table that Leong Sze Hian extracted from Singstat in his article in TOC "Singapore had $190b cash (Budget) surplus between 2005 to 2014?". The table is tagged below. I don't have all the marbles together but here goes. The most important line item is Cash Surplus / Deficit which provide …

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