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Daily Archives: 2017-01-21

Singapore Customs: Company director fined $1.4m for importing duty-unpaid soju

Singapore Customs (SC) has announced that a company director was sentenced by the State Courts on 20 January 2017 to a fine of $1,400,000 or in default 18 months’ imprisonment for importing duty-unpaid soju. Singaporean David So, 48, pleaded guilty to four charges of importing duty-unpaid soju. Another 16 charges were taken into consideration in the sentencing. SC stated that …

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Surbana Jurong argues that dismissal of 54 staff without warning nor performance reviews, is not retrenchment exercise

In a report by Straits Times on Thursday, it was revealed that an email was sent by Surbana Jurong group chief executive Wong Heang Fine on Tuesday to address the recent dismissals by the company. Surbana Jurong Private Limited or Surbana Jurong is a newly merged entity that is a combination of Surbana International Consultants and Jurong International Holdings in …

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Speed restrictions on train lifted as sleeper replacement completed

Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, has officiated the completion of the sleeper replacement programme on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) on Friday (20 January). Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that this marks a significant milestone of a four-year effort to improve commuter experience on the 29-year-old NSEWL, Singapore’s oldest and most heavily-utilised …

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Singapore, a policy laboratory to test how much citizens can suffer before they break?

I refer to the article “Singapore a good policy laboratory for other countries: Expert” (Straits Times, 19 Jan). The article states that “Singapore is a “policy laboratory” that both developed and developing countries can look to in crafting their policies. ..In his book, he examines the Republic’s domestic policies in areas such as education, post-retirement savings, housing, ethnicity and transport.” The …

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