Daily Archives: 2017-03-09

Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation to help disadvantaged children achieve their sporting dreams
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged children achieve their sporting dreams, held its official launch on Thursday (9 March) evening at the Arts House, Old Parliament House. The Foundation stated that it set to benefit at least 100 children in Read More

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Legal age for smoking and buying tobacco products in Singapore to be raised
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor spoke during the debate in Parliament on the ministry’s budget on Thursday (9 March) that the legal age for smoking and buying tobacco products in Singapore will be raised from 18 to 21 in the Read More

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Water Price Debate: Long run marginal costing turns out to be rough estimate only.
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Colin I refer to the 8 Mar 2017 Online Citizen commentary “A final rejoinder on justifications for water price increase”. Bullshit 1: Lost debate, just declare opponent’s logic faulty Prof Ng claimed that most of the points I made earlier were clearly Read More

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Singaporeans are buying fewer cars, but more expensive cars
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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 Read More

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Defence Minister visits Combat Engineers Rafting Exercise
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

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 Read More

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Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act to tackle increasing scale and transnational nature of cybercrime
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Artistic tower of ‘material culture’ items at Yishun HDB void deck taken down
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Mr Or Beng Kooi, 75, a long-time resident of Block 108 Yishun Ring Road, had created an artistic tower of items in the HDB void deck. But the authorities had ordered the tower to be removed because of ‘fire safety considerations’. Mr Or Read More

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Application for Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence opens on 13 March
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Former executive of BP Singapore charged for taking S$5.6 million bribes
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

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 Read More

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Judge asked prosecutor to consider jail term for sole-breadwinner in light of “exceptional circumstances”
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

District Judge Low Wee Ping asked prosecutor of Mohamed Rossly Mohamed Kassim’s case to consider the jail term of five to six months recommended to be imposed on a man for being an accomplice of a motor insurance fraud. Judge Low said that the situation Read More

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