Daily Archives: 2017-01-30

SAF Terrex ICVs back in the Republic

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that the nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) and other equipment have arrived in Singapore today (30 January) at 2.40pm and will be transported to an SAF Camp for post-training administration. It said that the standard post-training administration for all vehicles and equipment include thorough serviceability checks and routine maintenance. …

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Man charged for murder of wife and daughter at Woodlands

A 41-year-old man, Singaporean Teo Ghim Heng, was charged in court on Monday (30 January) with the murder of his wife and daughter on the first day of Chinese New Year (28 January). A 39-year-old woman and 4-year-old girl were found laying motionless on their bed in their bedroom on a sixth floor unit at Woodlands Drive 52, Block 619 by …

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Motorcyclist in stable condition after hit and run incident along PIE

An unknown car driver knocked into a motorcyclist without slowing in the early hours of 30 January 2017 along PIE (Tuas) near Eng Neo Exit 22. A video from a netizen, Khairi Jumali, posted in Beh Chia Lor Facebook showed that the car hit the cyclist without breaking. The car driver didn’t even slow down after the accident while its …

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Chee Hong Tat: MediaCorp brings good quality news and entertainment programme to Singaporeans

During a visit to MediaCorp on Saturday (28 January), Minister of State at the Ministry of Communications and Information, Chee Hong Tat  said that he thanks MediaCorp for bringing good quality news and entertainment programmes to Singaporeans. "With news and entertainment shifting online, we have to continue to work hard to build up capabilities, on our online digital capabilities, so …

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Fire incident at two-storey house along Stirling Road

A fire incident happened at 57 Stirling Road about 4:50pm yesterday (29 Jan). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the fire and immediately dispatched 2 fire engines, 1 Red Rhino, 2 fire bikes, 1 support vehicle and an ambulance to the location. Firefighters used 4 water jets in two simultaneous-attacks at the front and rear of the …

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Media reports on rail reliability that don’t make much sense

I was flabbergasted when I read the article by Straits Times, “Train disruptions caused by track circuit failures, unrelated to sleeper replacement: SMRT”. From a commuter’s perspective – what does it matter to us – whether the delays since the year started – were due to “faulty track circuits” – and not due to “the replacement of sleepers” –  or …

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News about MRT has turn from “meaningless statistics” to “meaningless words”

Train disruptions caused by track circuit failures, unrelated to sleeper replacement I refer to the article “Train disruptions caused by track circuit failures, unrelated to sleeper replacement: SMRT” (Straits Times, Jan 29). The article states that disruptions on the East-West MRT line earlier this month were caused by faulty track circuits and were unrelated to the replacement of sleepers on the …

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