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Daily Archives: 2017-02-03

Road to populism starts with ignorance and inertia on part of citizens

By Donald Low, This was a Facebook post written in response to Straits Times' video post on the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)'s culling of chickens found at Sin Ming Avenue. This (ST's video) is totally missing the point. And why is the Straits Times taking up the cudgels on AVA's behalf? The disturbing thing about AVA's decision …

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“Wild City” features Sin Ming Ave chickens as endangered Red Junglefowl

Produced by MediaCorp's Channel News Asia, using the latest filmmaking techniques and narrated by natural history legend Sir David Attenborough, the TV series, "Wild City", presents wildlife of various species existing in the urban areas of Singapore. In one of the two-part series, Sir David states that these chickens found at Sin Ming Avenue as the species of Red Junglefowl, …

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LTA impounds e-scooter of PMD user after being caught riding on road

A woman who rode a personal mobility device (PMD) with her child on the road along Edgefield Plains has had her device impounded by the Active Mobility Enforcement Officers (AMEOs). The Land Transport Authority (LTA) posted the incident on its Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday (2 Feb), it did not say when the incident took place. LTA stated that …

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S&CC fees to go up 18% in near future?

I refer to the article “Additional S$100m a year to help town councils maintain, replace lifts: MND” (Channel NewsAsia,  Feb 2). It states that “Taken together, the additional funding will double MND’s existing funding support to town councils – under the annual Service and Conservancy Charge operating grants and quarterly Goods and Services Tax subvention – which amounted to around …

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SIA air stewardess found dead in San Francisco hotel room

A 38-year-old Singapore Airlines (SIA) air stewardess was found dead in her hotel room in San Francisco on Tuesday (31 January local time). The senior stewardess Vanessa Yeap, who was Penang-born, was a member of crew operated to San Fransisco on flight SQ2 on 28 January, with a stopover in Hong Kong, and was due to have operated out from …

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Driver of AYE fatal accident remanded for another week on doctor’s request

The driver who caused terrible accident when he travelled against the flow of traffic along AYE (Tuas) on 19 December 2016 has been remanded for another week on request by a doctor from the Institute of Mental Health. A day after the incident, Lim Chai Heng, 53, has been remanded for psychiatric assessment. The prosecution has requested for further remand a …

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Over $100 million more grant support for town councils to maintain lifts

On top of existing grants the town councils in Singapore will receive over than $100 million a year in additional funding to maintain and replace lifts, announced the Ministry of National Development (MND) on 2 Feb. A Lift Maintenance Grant (LMG) of $600 per lift owned and maintained by the Town Councils will help them to cope with higher lift-related …

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Nation-building Straits Times comes to the defence of AVA with misrepresenting photo of Sin Ming Ave chickens

Following the outpour of criticism on Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)'s decision to cull the wild chickens roaming freely around Thomson View and Blocks 452 to 454 Sin Ming Avenue due to 20 complaints filed against them, Singapore's national building newspaper, Straits Times decided to help AVA to clear up the confusion. While public have noted that the Sin …

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