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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Imam gathers leaders and members of interfaith community to share his remorse over insensitive comments about Christians and Jews

Leaders and members of the interfaith community gathered today at the Harmony in Diversity Gallery (HDG) upon the request of the Imam of Jamae Chulia Mosque who shared his remorse for his act of indiscretion earlier this year. In January and February 2017, the Imam had made supplications at Friday prayers where he recited an old Arabic text which originated …

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Electricity tariffs to be raised 6.1 percent from 1 April

SP Group has announced that electricity tariffs will be raised to an average of 6.1 percent from 1 April to 30 June or 1.20 cents per kWh compared to the previous quarter. For households, the electricity tariff will increase from 20.20 to 21.39 cents per kWh for 1 April to 30 June which means that the average monthly electricity bill for families …

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Singapore Botanic Gardens ‘Learning Forest’ officially opens

Visitors of Singapore Botanic Gardens can now access a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways to explore wetland and rainforest habitats, which are parts of the Learning Forest, a new conservation core in the gardens. Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 31 March, the 10ha secondary forest next to Tyersall Avenue houses more than 700 plant species …

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SAC: Accounting Entities sector sees good growth despite challenging market conditions

Against the backdrop of Singapore’s slower than expected growth in the business environment in recent years, the Accounting Entities (AE) segment saw healthy growth in revenue, productivity, job creation, employment outlook, professionally qualified workforce, diversity of services offered and volume of work performed overseas. This is according to the AEcensus2016, a national census conducted by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) …

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PUB appoints Chiang Chie Foo as Chairman with effect from 1 Apri

Mr Chiang Chie Foo has been appointed by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to take over from Mr Tan Gee Paw as Chairman with effect from 1 April 2017. Mr Tan will be stepping down after helming the water agency since 2001. Mr Chiang Chie Foo (郑子富), 61 years old, retired from the Civil Service in 2013. He joined the …

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More than 100 died in Malaysian immigration detention camps in last two years

According to Malaysian immigration department data supplied to the National Human Rights Commission reviewed by Reuters, more than one hundred foreigners died from various diseases and unknown causes in the past two years in Malaysia's immigration detention centers. In 2015 there were 83 deaths, and at least 35 also died in 2016. More than 50 percent of the 118 dead …

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