Daily Archives: 2017-01-11

MOT signed agreements with various private companies and research institutes to develop and trial driverless vehicles
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has stated that over the last two years, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) has signed agreements with various private companies and research institutes to develop and trial such self-driving technologies and concepts. This is his response to Read More

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Bill to regulate personal mobility devices passed in Parliament
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Active Mobility Bill was read for the second time in Parliament yesterday (10 January) with 13 MPs debating on the matter. As announced at the Ministry of Transport (MOT)’s 2016 Committee of Supply Debate, the Government has accepted in full the Active Read More

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Kidnapped teenager escaped after five attempts and told her story of captivity
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Lamya Haji Bashar was captured and sold to sex slavery by the Islamic State (IS), but she managed to escape finally during her fifth attempt. Lamya is a Yazidi teenager (18) who had lived her childhood happily on a prosperous wealthy family farm Read More

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Khaw Boon Wan: Service levels improved as public bus industry fully transitioned to bus contracting model in Sept 2016
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan stated that service levels have improved as public bus industry fully transitioned to the bus contracting model in September 2016. This is in response to questions filed by Mr Gan Thiam Poh from Ang Mo Kio GRC who Read More

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Taiwan’s jets and navy ships scramble after China warships passage through Taiwan Strait
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

A group of China warships sailed north by the Taiwan Strait, led by a single aircraft carrier, made Taiwan jumbled its jets and navy ships on Wednesday (11 Jan). Reuters reported that Taiwan’s defense ministry said, the Soviet-made Liaoning aircraft carrier and ships, Read More

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Increased fines and new specific penalties in Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill proposed in Parliament
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill introduced in Parliament yesterday (10 Jan) will increase maximum fines for offenses of altering vehicles illegally and for driving recklessly or dangerously, and also introduces specific penalties. Fines for driving recklessly or dangerously will also be increased to up Read More

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Upgrading of signalling system for NSL to be completed by March this year and EWL by 2018
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for transport Khaw Boon Wan has announced that the upgrade of the signalling system for the North-South Line (NSL) will be completed by March this year, and that for the East-West Line (EWL) by 2018. This is his response to the questions filed Read More

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The end of 100 years “‘real’ affordable healthcare” under this present Parliament?
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Parliament debates removing century-old law by sending to Select Committee 1st time since 2004 The article by Straits Times on 11 Jan, “Parliament debates removing century-old law” states that “It ended with members of the House voting to send the proposal to a specially Read More

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China Dec PPI hit five-year high; Straits Times Index stands above 3,000 points for first time in a year
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China Dec PPI hit five-year high, signalling further stabilization China’s producer prices rose 5.5 percent y-o-y, or 1.6 percent m-o-m, which was the fastest pace in five years. The reason behind this is rising raw material prices, especially Read More

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SingHealth Polyclinics: 44 percent of Singaporeans don’t have sufficient sleep on weekdays
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Last updated on January 17th, 2017 at 04:37 amBased on seven hours minimum of sleep per day, 44 percent of Singaporeans does not have enough sleep on weekdays, said a study from SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP) which it had published recently. The SHP conducted Read More

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