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Daily Archives: 2017-03-09

Singaporeans are buying fewer cars, but more expensive cars

By ValuePenguin.sg The media has been writing about falling number of cars and car sales in Singapore. For instance, the number of cars has hit a 6-year low of 603,763 in 2016, falling for the 3rd consecutive year. This could be a worrying sign that the Singaporean consumer and economy is weakening, and cutting out on their discretionary spending and …

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Defence Minister visits Combat Engineers Rafting Exercise

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen visited the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) troops participating in a rafting exercise on 7 March. Conducted from 27 February to 10 March, the exercise involves about 1,100 personnel from the Headquarters Singapore Combat Engineers and 35th Battalion Singapore Combat Engineers. Dr Ng witnessed the Army’s tactical mobility capabilities as Belrex Protected Combat Support Vehicles …

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Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act to tackle increasing scale and transnational nature of cybercrime

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has introduced the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity (Amendment) for First Reading in Parliament on Thursday (9 March) to tackle the increasing scale and transnational nature of cybercrime, as well as the evolving tactics of cyber criminals. According to MHA, the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) was enacted in 1993 to criminalise unauthorised access or modification of …

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Application for Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence opens on 13 March

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that application for the Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL) will open on 13 March 2017. Drivers who wish to provide private hire car services may download the application form from the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) The Authority stated that drivers who wish to provide private hire car services may download the application form …

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Former executive of BP Singapore charged for taking S$5.6 million bribes

A former executive of BP Singapore was charged on Thursday (9 March) for obtaining US$3.95 million (S$5.6 million) from a businessman. Clarence Chang Peng Hong, 51, faces 47 charges. As an inducement for advancing the business interest of Pacific Prime Trading (PPT) with BP, the man is accused of 19 counts of corruptly obtaining bribes amounting to US$3.95 million from Mr Koh Seng …

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