Daily Archives: 2017-02-07

SAF: Serviceability checks and maintenance completed for returned Terrex ICVs and to be deployed for training shortly
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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. Read More

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No by-election if minority member of GRC steps down to run for president
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Masagos: Water prices to be raised for domestic and non-domestic consumers
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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SMRT: Commuters to expect longer travelling time on EWL from Jurong East to Joo Koon this evening
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Commuters should prepare for a longer time to commute from Jurong East station to Joo Koon station on the East-West Line on Tuesday evening (7 Feb). This is caused by ‘urgent works’ to replace a track point, which guides the direction of train Read More

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PTC : Commuters’ satisfaction with public transport continued to improve in 2016
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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SMRT: Additional travelling time on East-West Line due to track work during morning peak hour
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced at around 8.15am that its passengers on East-West Line from Jurong East towards Joo Koon had to add 15 minutes travelling time due to track fault. Around 10 minutes later, it said that 20 minutes additional Read More

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Be fair and respectful in reporting
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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On proportional basis, lesser Singaporeans went for training via Skills Future last year
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “More Singaporeans sought training in 2016, but mindset change still needed, says SkillsFuture chief” (Straits Times, 5 February). Funded training places up from 830,000 to 920,000 It states that “In its effort to get Singaporeans up to speed Read More

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Why Chan Chun Sing’s “freudian slip” of Mdm President, is not funny at all
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

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, Read More

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SkillsFuture Singapore aims to reach more Singaporean who have been unemployed
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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