Monthly Archives: February 2017

PM Lee interviewed on BBC HARDTALK, declines to comment on restriction of press freedom in Singapore

BBC HARDtalk featured a trailer of an interview with Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, a short exchange between Stephen Sackur and PM Lee on questions regarding trade deals, human rights and press freedom. The BBC HARDtalk is a current affairs program by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that features a 30-minute one-on-one interview. The interviewee is subjected to about 30 minutes of …

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ERP gantry system to be changed in 2020 to satellite islandwide coverage system

The country will see a change in the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system to one that will have islandwide coverage and the ability to charge according to distance travelled, which will be rolled out from 2020. Land Transport Authority chief executive Chew Men Leong announced on Sunday (26 February) that local company NCS and Japan's MHI Engine System will be building …

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SMRT fined S$400,000 for safety lapses in Pasir Ris accident

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) Trains was fined S$400,000 on Tuesday (28 February) for safety lapses leading to an incident where two of its trainees were hit by an oncoming train last year. The two trainees are Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, who had earlier joined SMRT in January 2016. They were undergoing on-the-job training when they …

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Singapore’s service sector grew in 4Q, economists remain cautious

Compared with fourth quarter 2015, overall business receipts grew by 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, as data from the Department of Statistics Singapore (Singstat) showed yesterday (27 Feb), but economists remained cautious in their outlook for the sector. Positive growth in turnover was reported by transport & storage services (5.9 percent), information & communications services (5.5 percent), …

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850 personal data of servicemen and employees of MINDEF stolen

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that it detected a breach in its I-net system (I-net) earlier this month, which revealed that basic personal data, comprising NRIC numbers, telephone numbers, and dates of birth of around 850 servicemen and employees were stolen. MINDEF said that the I-net provides Internet access to national servicemen and employees for their personal communications …

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Parliamentary questions for 28 February 2017

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12pm on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 for the 35th session of the 13th Parliament. 19 oral questions and 6 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. 5 bills will be introduced in this Parliament session. Supply Bill - Minister for Finance (President’s recommendation to be signified). Supplementary Supply (FY 2016) Bill - Minister …

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Were S’poreans ever told how much we lost in Suzhou Industrial Park?

I refer to the article “Singapore, China ink pacts on Suzhou Industrial Park, Tianjin Eco-city and other bilateral projects” (Straits Times, Feb 27). It states that “Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP): A letter of intent was signed by its Administrative Committee, National University of Singapore and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology to deepen cooperation in the biomedical industry. The …

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Appeal court upholds sentences in Kallang slashings murder case

The Court of Appeal upheld the sentences handed down to two Malaysians who were convicted of the brutal murder of a construction worker in the 2010 Kallang slashings on Monday (27 February). Micheal Garing, 28, was given the death penalty while his accomplice, 38-year-old Tony Imba, was sentenced to life imprisonment and 24 strokes of the cane. Garing and Imba had accompanied two …

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Natural is best when it comes to baby

By ezbuy.sg Bringing a baby into the world is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. They are so sweet and small, and their skin is so sensitive. So why would you want to harm them with harsh chemicals and strange synthetic products? Thankfully, it’s so easy to make natural alternatives to the paraben, phthalate and preservative filled junk that fills the shelf …

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