Monthly Archives: March 2017

Imam gathers leaders and members of interfaith community to share his remorse over insensitive comments about Christians and Jews
By Yasmeen Posted on by Yasmeen 0

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, Read More

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Electricity tariffs to be raised 6.1 percent from 1 April
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock calls for Govt to explain AGC’s advice on Mr Wee Kim Wee as first elected President
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Dr Tan Cheng Bock, former Member of Parliament and candidate in the Presidential Election 2011, raised the question to the Singapore Government in a press conference held on Friday (31 March), whether it is correct to set the Presidential Election 2017 as a Read More

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Singapore Botanic Gardens ‘Learning Forest’ officially opens
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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81 suspects arrested for involvement in 244 cases of scams involving more than S$1.4 million
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has arrested 46 men and 35 women, aged between 16 and 65. The suspects were rounded up for their involvement in 244 cases of scams involving more than S$1.4 million. All of them were arrested in a three-day operation conducted Read More

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Commuters took to social media to express frustration as major delay occurred along EWL due to train fault
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The East-West Line (EWL) experienced s major delay on Thursday (30 March) due to a train fault near Tanah Merah station during the rush-hour period. At 5.57 pm, Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced on its Twitter account that commuters were asked to Read More

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SAC: Accounting Entities sector sees good growth despite challenging market conditions
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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PUB appoints Chiang Chie Foo as Chairman with effect from 1 Apri
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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More than 100 died in Malaysian immigration detention camps in last two years
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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Some MRT stations on EWL to be closed at 11pm on a few days in April and May
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that several MRT stations on the East-West Line (EWL) will close at 11 pm on a few days in April and in early May 2017. SMRT noted that the early closure of these stations will facilitate Read More

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