Daily Archives: 2017-03-10

Netizens split on the impending increase of legal age to smoke

Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor has announced that 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 effort to reduce, if not eliminate, opportunities for the young to smoke. The Ministry of …

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MHA: Amendments to Public Order Bill to strengthen protection for large-scale events against security threats

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has introduced the Public Order (Amendment) Bill for First Reading in Parliament today, which seeks to strengthen the protection for large-scale events against security threats and prevent foreigners from using Singapore as a platform to promote political causes. The Public Order Act (POA) was enacted in 2009 and last amended in 2015. The POA regulates …

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Muis warns cafe in Chinatown for displaying a fake halal logo on its signage

Islamic religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has warned a cafe, Home Taste Restaurant, which is located at South Bridge Road, in Chinatown for displaying a fake halal logo on its signage. The matter was first posted on Halal Cafe & Restaurant in Singapore Facebook page, where one of its group members posted a video of the signage. Zat Rishid wrote, …

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MND highlights AHTC’s late submission of financial statements; AHTC unable to secure internal auditor from public tender

Minister for National Development (MND) has announced that Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has submitted its financial statements on 24 February 2017 and accompanying documents over the subsequent week, adding that it was six months after MND’s submission deadline of 31 August 2016. MND stated that AHTC had earlier written to MND on 12 August 2016, requesting a time extension to submit …

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AVA: Poultry and poultry products in Singapore free from H5N1 avian flu

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) assures the public that poultry and poultry products in Singapore are free from H5N1 avian flu (bird flu), thus safe for consumption. The announcement came after Malaysia’s Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has reported an outbreak of the bird flu in a village of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The Authority stressed that current outbreak in Kelantan does not …

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