Daily Archives: 2017-02-10

No train service along BPLRT due to train fault

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced on Friday (10 February) that its Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) services were affected due to train fault, adding that free regular bus services were available along BPLRT. Around 10 minutes after its first tweet, SMRT said that the faulty train was being recovered and normal train services would resume in around 10 minutes. Five …

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Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to launch ‘Live Savvy with Cybersecurity’ campaign on 11 Feb

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has informed on Friday (10 Feb) that it is organising the Live Savvy with Cybersecurity campaign, its first national cybersecurity awareness campaign. The campaign will be launched by Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Cybersecurity, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim on 11 February 2017, with a carnivalesque roadshow at Toa Payoh Town Hub …

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Australia drops plan to compulsory acquire farmland in Queensland for joint training exercise with Singapore

Australia Federal Government has dropped the plan to compulsory acquire farmland in Queensland which was used for joint training exercise between Australia and Singapore military. Initially, there were about 60 graziers at Shoalwater Bay who were told by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) that they might be forced to sell their land as the Government had planned to span hundreds of thousands …

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CCS clears Nissan’s 34 percent acquisition of Mitsubishi’s shares

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has cleared Nissan Motor's acquisition of a 34 percent shareholding in its rival Mitsubishi Motors, the competition watchdog said on its media release. The media release on 6 February informed CCS had issued its clearance decision for the transaction to the two companies on 23 Jan 2017. In October last year, Nissan had acquired …

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Delayed CFE report released with seven key strategies for Singapore economic future

The Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) is a 30-member committee comprising members from different industries that operate in both global and domestic markets, as well as enterprises both large and small and was convened in January 2016 to review Singapore’s economic strategies. Just yesterday (9 Feb), CFE published their 143-page report on the proposed strategies for Singapore's future economy. The …

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SDP: CFE rehashes old rhetoric, ignores dangers facing Singapore

Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) berated on the report produced by Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report which was released yesterday (9 February). Dr Chee stated that the report by CFE is a rehash of ideas and strategies that have been tried and failed by its predecessors such as the Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) …

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SPF: Overall crime in Singapore decreased by 2.6 percent

Singapore Police Force has announced that overall crime decreased by 2.6 percent, from 33,839 cases in 2015 to 32,964 cases in 2016. It said that this was largely due to a decrease in four of the six crime classes, namely Violent/Serious Property Crimes, Housebreaking and Related Crimes, Theft and Related Crimes and Commercial Crimes. SPF noted that among these crime …

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