Daily Archives: 2017-02-17

AWARE welcomes initiatives to better support sexual assault victims in criminal justice system

The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) welcomes the government’s initiatives to promote a more victim-centric approach in handling sexual assault cases by the criminal justice system, said the local NGO on its press release on 17 February. The NGO states that the sensitive and empathetic response to survivors of sexual assault is critical to both their psychological …

Read More »

Gan Kim Yong: Government still not ready to legislate eldercare leave

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong stated that the Government is still not ready at the moment to legislate eldercare leave as it needs to strike a balance between employers’ concerns on business costs and manpower constraints, and the employability of caregivers, versus the need for additional leave provision for eldercare purposes. This is his response to questions filed by NMP …

Read More »

MHA: One-stop abuse forensic examination centre for sexual crime victims

The Police Cantonment Complex is now equipped with a new center for forensic and medical examinations to allow sexual crime victims undergo the process in a private facility, instead of being taken to a public hospital. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced this initiative, as a result of a review of investigation and court procedures handling sexual crimes. This …

Read More »

GCE A-Level results to be released next Friday

The results of the 2016 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) examination will be released next Friday (24 Feb), the Ministry of Education (MOE) informed on its press release today (17 Feb). MOE said school candidates may collect their result slips from their respective schools from 2.30pm that day and private candidates will be notified of their …

Read More »

Maggots crawling on burger patty bought at Hougang interchange food stall

A Facebook user, Noor Nazera, posted a video on her account and a picture of a burger infested with maggots, stating that her father-in-law had bought the burger from a Malay stall at Hougang interchange to Woodlands on 16 February. Responding to TOC queries, Ms Noor said that her father bought 4 burgers, 6 currypuffs, 1 nasi lemak, and one fruit …

Read More »

Singapore’s 4Q GDP lifts full year growth to 2%

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The final GDP data released this morning showed that Singapore’s economy expanded 2% in 2016, driven by accelerated growth in the last quarter. The reading was higher than economists’ expectations of 1.8% and also presented an upbeat government’s forecast. Higher-than-expected readings were attributed to a surge from the manufacturing sector, among which the electronics and …

Read More »