Daily Archives: 2017-02-07

SAF: Serviceability checks and maintenance completed for returned Terrex ICVs and to be deployed for training shortly

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has announced that it has completed the serviceability checks and maintenance of Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) and other equipment. The SAF wrote on a Facebook post that the ICVs and equipment will be deployed for training shortly. The ICVs and other equipment had earlier arrived in Singapore on 30 January at 2.40pm. The Terrex ICVs …

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No by-election if minority member of GRC steps down to run for president

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing has said that there will be no by-election called if a minority candidate leaves his or her group representation constituency (GRC). This was in response to Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Mr Pritam Singh's question on whether would there be a by-election if a minority candidate in a GRC decides to …

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Masagos: Water prices to be raised for domestic and non-domestic consumers

The water prices for both domestic and non-domestic consumers will be raised, more details will be announced during Budget 2017 on 20 Feb, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said on Tuesday (7 Feb). Mr Masagos spoke during a visit to Tuas Desalination Plant 3 this morning, the higher costs of producing water and the need to …

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PTC : Commuters’ satisfaction with public transport continued to improve in 2016

Public Transport Council (PTC) has announced that Commuters’ satisfaction with public transport continued to improve in 2016, according to the latest Public Transport Customer Satisfaction Survey (PTCSS), despite the fact that there were many disruptions occurred during the year. PTC stated that satisfaction levels had reached 96.4 percent in 2016, up from 91.8 percent in 2015. It then said that in …

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Be fair and respectful in reporting

By Teo Soh Lung The NewPaper of 6 Feb 2017 reported the demise of Barisan leader and trade unionist, Fong Swee Suan. The report contains inaccuracies which should be put right as we have been indoctrinated by one-sided history for too long. This paragraph requires correction: “Mr Fong was detained several times between 1955 and 1959. He was regarded as …

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Why Chan Chun Sing’s “freudian slip” of Mdm President, is not funny at all

On Monday, Minister at Prime Minister Office, Chan Chun Sing accidently referred to Mdm Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament as "Mdm President" twice in his addresses during the debate on Presidential Election (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, spurring laughs from the Members of Parliament. Sure, it was funny to see the former general to quickly correct himself to address Mdm Halimah as Mdm …

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SkillsFuture Singapore aims to reach more Singaporean who have been unemployed

SkillsFuture Singapore is aiming to improve its outreach as to provide Singaporeans with opportunities to develop their potential throughout life regardless of their starting points. Among the newly-formed key priorities this year, the agency wants to reach those who have been unemployed. SkillsFuture Singapore chief executive Ng Cher Pong said, “The group of unemployed Singaporeans certainly is a pressing issue. …

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