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Daily Archives: 2017-03-02

CNB: S$68,000 worth of heroin seized during operation and four arrested

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 said that on 1 March 2017 at about 4.20am, CNB officers were deployed at the vicinity of …

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21-yr-old man fell off 22nd storey at Marina One construction site

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 dispatched two ambulances. Unfortunately, the 21-year-old man Bangladeshi was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The …

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Police arrested woman allegedly involved in air ticket purchase scam

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 the identity of the woman through extensive investigations and ground inquiries. She was arrested by the officers …

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A reply to “False justifications for water price increase”

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 brief. I also received emails accusing me of being ‘unfeeling’, ‘disgusting’. I have time to outline only …

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6 tips on how to protect yourself from credit card fraud

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 best meets your needs, you can earn significant amounts as cashback benefits and rewards. There is also …

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Animal rights and the Law – Public forum on 5 March

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 groups and/or individuals bring up animal cruelty cases to court? (As the law stands, only the AVA …

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Zulkifli Masagos: Water must be priced fully as strategic and national security issue

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 Singapore, saying, "We subsidise housing, healthcare, education, but not water consumption." Mr Masagos said that even as …

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