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Daily Archives: 2017-01-13

Disappointment at Singapore’s handling of the Terrex saga

By Teo Soh Lung As I watched this video of Minister Ng Eng Hen in parliament on 9 Jan 2017, I cannot help feeling disappointed at how our government handles the detention of our 9 Terrex vehicles and other equipment. All it knows is throwing the law at Hong Kong and assuring itself that it had received legal advice that …

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Indonesian police releases eight men deported from Singapore

BATAM – Riau Islands Police on Thursday (12 Jan) have released the eight men who were deported while trying to enter Singapore. They were discharged through Hang Nadim International Airport, Batam. The police found that the eight had not participated in the ISIS network, however, the police said it will keep the eight men on watch because one of them …

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Only 16 LTA enforcement officers to enforce personal mobility devices in Singapore but supported by more than 600 volunteers

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has stated that 16 Active Mobility Enforcement Officers from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) who are involved in enforcement against errant cyclists and users of personal mobility devices (PMD), are currently supported by more than 600 volunteers under the Active Mobility Patrol scheme. This is his response to MP for Mountbatten SMC Mr Lim …

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Khaw Boon Wan: Staff will focus on commuters with special mobility needs during situations requiring detrainment

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has stated that during a detrainment, the rail operator will deploy staff to assist commuters to evacuate safely to the nearest station, focusing on those with special mobility needs. This is the response to the questions filed by NCMP Leon Perera who asked the Minister for Transport on what measures are in place during situations …

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Two new judges appointed to High Court with effect on 31 January

The President of the Republic of Singapore Dr Tony Tan, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has appointed Mr See Kee Oon, and Mr Chua Lee Ming, presently Judicial Commissioners as Judges of the High Court under Article 95(1) of the Constitution which will take effect on 31 January 2017. The Prime Minister Office stated that the swearing-in ceremony …

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MoU signed by SingHealth and SCDF to advance pre-hospital emergency care and training for paramedics

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to advance pre-hospital emergency care and training for paramedics in Singapore. On its Facebook page, SCDF said that the signing ceremony between Professor Ivy Ng, Group Chief Executive Officer of SingHealth and Commissioner Eric Yap was witnessed by Mr Teo Chee Hean, …

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Nine hot spots discovered in Riau forest areas

Pekanbaru – According to the analysis of the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) at Pekanbaru stations, there are nine hot spots found in Riau Province on Wednesday (11 Jan) morning: One point in the Meranti Islands, Three points in Rokan Hilir, Two points in Siak, and Three points in Rokan Hulu. Pekanbaru Tribune reported on 11 Jan, …

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