Daily Archives: 2017-03-08

Netizens call for fair judgement in the case of “underpaid” technician who allegedly stole earth cables to support his wife

The charges of Muhammad Resat Ahmad, 64, were heard in court on Tuesday (7 March) for his alleged offence of stealing earth cables fixed to the ceiling of Golden Landmark Shopping Centre in 2006 to sell. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of dishonest misappropriation of property. The man had been working as a technician for Golden Landmark for 23 years …

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Success of Joseph Schooling and lack of support to families behind athletes, should spur reconsideration of foreign sports talent scheme

Interview with Joseph Schooling’s mother I refer to the article “Lunch With Sumiko: May Schooling, Singapore’s most famous mum” (Straits Times, Mar 6). Scholarship? The article on the interview writes: “She recalls how the mother of a swimmer once asked how her child could get the “scholarship” Joseph got. “We said, ‘What scholarship? This is a papa-mama scholarship’.” It’s been …

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S$70,000 lost to scammers operating on WeChat

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that it had received multiple reports where victims were cheated of monies by scammers operating on WeChat, stating that more than S$70,000 was lost by victims in these cases. The Police said that scammers had promised to sell the victims various items such as gaming credits or foreign currencies at attractive rates. The Police …

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Affiliated schools to reserve 20 percent of seats for non-affiliated students

Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng stated that all affiliated secondary schools in the Republic will have to reserve 20 percent of its Secondary One places for incoming students who do not have any affiliation priority from 2019. According to the Minister, the decision was made to strike a balance between ensuring open access to all students and recognising the importance …

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Video demostrating how not to signal when riding bicycles

Many people choose to use a bicycle nowadays when travelling as it saves our environment, reduces traffic and bus fare. However, many still do not practice the proper procedure on how to ride the vehicle and signal when riding the bicycle. A video posted on Singapore Road Accident Facebook page shows a bicycle being hit by a car when a cyclist tried …

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MyInfo to be expanded to banks to avoid repeated data submissions

Customers of OCBC, UOB, DBS and Standard Chartered Bank will not have to supply documents such as income tax statements for new bank accounts application announced. Myinfo, a Government-backed initiative allows those banks with the consumers’ consent to digitally pull data such as income tax statements and public housing ownership from MyInfo, a government-backed digital vault of citizens’ personal data launched …

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Koh Poh Koon: Food farmers to get more help to grow their business

Minister of State for National Development Koh Poh Koon has announced on Tuesday (7 March) that food farmers will get more help in adopting technology and navigating the administrative procedures to grow their business under a Farm Transformation Map. The Minister stated that the Farm Transformation Map aims to guide the transformation of the local farming sector in four areas, which are …

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