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Daily Archives: 2017-01-23

Man found guilty of abusing pet husky, fined $8,000

Chiam Choon San Alan (41) was fined $8,000 on Monday (23 Jan) for abusing his pet husky. Chiam was fined after he was found guilty for one count of animal cruelty and one count of non-compliance with dog licensing and control rules. On May 23, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) was alerted to the case of the man …

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458 cases of Zika infection reported in 2016

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong stated that as of 31 Dec 2016, 458 Zika cases have been reported to the Ministry of Health (MOH) since the first discovered case of Zika infection in August last year. This was one of his answers to the questions filed by Mr Ang Wei Neng, MP for Jurong GRC, who asked the Minister …

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CNB clarifies that it did not issue advisory on coloured and strawberry-flavoured methamphetamine

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has announced that it has come to its attention that there had been online reports circulating about the availability of coloured and strawberry-flavoured methamphetamine targeted at the young. CNB states that the advisory on the “strawberry quick” did not come from the bureau and it has not come across any cases of strawberry-flavoured methamphetamine in Singapore …

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30 people arrested for suspected involvement in a public assembly without a police permit at Sembawang Park

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that it is investigating 30 subjects, aged between 21 to 56, for their suspected involvement in a public assembly without a police permit at Sembawang Park. The Police stated that on 21 January 2017 at about 6.50pm, the group, comprising males and females, gathered at Sembawang Park. Some of them were holding placards. Preliminary …

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Car reversed into preschool at Block 676 Hougang Avenue 8

A Toyota Corolla Axio crashed into a preschool, My First Skool, at Block 676 Hougang Avenue 8 on Sunday (22 January) afternoon. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the incident at about 12.50pm and dispatched one ambulance to the scene. However, the 52-year-old driver refused to be taken to the hospital. Fortunately, no one was …

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SDP: Government must make it clear that it will not tolerate termination as a guise for avoidance of retrenchment payments

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) issues a statement that the party will stand with the terminated workers of Surbana Jurong who is seeking answers from the management and that if any wrong has been committed, the authorities must hold accountable those responsible and put matters right. In the statement that was penned by Dr Chee Soon Juan, SDP's Secretary-General, it is said …

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