Daily Archives: 2017-03-02

Trying to make sense of water prices hike and the “national security issue”
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Water a critical asset that must be priced right, say ministers” (Straits Times, Mar 2). It writes: “Water is a matter of national security and has to be priced correctly to reflect its strategic importance and scarcity value, Read More

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CNB: S$68,000 worth of heroin seized during operation and four arrested
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers seized about 970g of heroin and arrested four suspected drug offenders, aged 29 to 52 years old in an operation on 1 March 2017, saying that the drugs seized had a total estimated street value of over S$68,000.            The Bureau Read More

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21-yr-old man fell off 22nd storey at Marina One construction site
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

A 21-year-old man was falling to his death at the Marina One construction site on Wednesday (1 March) morning, hitting another worker on the third storey as he landed. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at around 11.10am and Read More

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Police arrested woman allegedly involved in air ticket purchase scam
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The police informed today (2 Mar) that a woman who is believed to be involved in a series of purchase scams,  was arrested along St Michael’s Road. After several reports made by victims of the scam, officers from Tanglin Division managed to establish Read More

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A reply to “False justifications for water price increase”
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Ng Yew-Kwang, Winsemius Professor in Economics, Nanyang Technological University An article by Colin in ‘The Online Citizen’ argues that my justification for the recently announced 30% increase in water price is false/wrong, partly because the media reports on my interviews were rather Read More

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6 tips on how to protect yourself from credit card fraud
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By ValuePenguin.sg Credit cards offer the most convenient way to pay for your shopping and for everyday transactions. In addition to convenience, your credit card gives you several other advantages. If you put in a little effort into selecting a credit card that Read More

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Animal rights and the Law – Public forum on 5 March
By Ariffin Sha Posted on by Ariffin Sha 0

Why are cats not allowed in HDB Flats? Did the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) really had no option but to cull those ‘noisy’ chickens? Why does the AVA euthanize hundreds of Mongrels that come through its doors every year? Why can’t animal welfare Read More

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Zulkifli Masagos: Water must be priced fully as strategic and national security issue
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Zulkifli Masagos stressed that water is a strategic and national security issue. Therefore, the Government must price water fully. The Minister stated in the Budget debate at Parliament that water is unlike any other ordinary commodity in Read More

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