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Daily Archives: 2017-04-03

K Shanmugam: Government to consider how to address fake news issue

Minister of Law K Shanmugam told Parliament on Monday (3 April) that the Government is "seriously considering" how to address the issue of fake news. He will announce the Government's position on tackling the issue upon completion of a review. He pointed to the current law in which there are limited remedies to deal with these falsehoods, giving an example …

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Fast restoration of disrupted power supply at Hougang block 363

The electrical power supply to block 363, Hougang Avenue 5 was disrupted in the morning on 2 April because the incoming supply cables to the block caught fire, but fast responses from related parties have made the incident victimless and quick restoration of the electrical power was achieved. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received a call at around 8.30am about …

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Chee Soon Juan: Latest electricity increase a betrayal of the people’s trust

In his latest post, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan has responded to the latest electricity increase implemented by the Government. Dr Chee pointed to the speech by current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during in 2015 - "You're voting for me, you're voting for my programme, and you're voting for my promise. And the promise is, …

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Heartwarming example of parenting skills done right

Local actor, writer and director Jeremiah Choy posted on his Facebook page on Sunday (2 April) a heartwarming example of great parenting skills. Mr Jeremiah wrote that he was having breakfast at Toast Box when he witnessed two boys being naughty. Whilst the father of these two boys went to get food, the two boys started hounding a little girl at …

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Metal bars fell from an HDB at block 77, Indus Road

Two metal bars, about 3 metres long, fell from an Housing & Development Board (HDB) at block 77, Indus Road on Saturday (1 April) at about 12.45 pm onto a roof of a pavilion on the ground floor while the other one fell onto the pavement. According to Lianhe Wanbao report, the bars were decorative structures from the top of the blocks. …

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Private home prices decline in 14th straight month in 1st quarter of 2017

Singapore private home prices declined in the first quarter of 2017, in 14th straight month of contraction, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) informed on its 3 April press release. From 137.2 points in the 4th Quarter 2016 to 136.5 points in the 1st Quarter 2017, the private residential property index decreased by 0.7 point, which means a decline of 0.5 …

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Six-vehicle crash at Woodlands Checkpoint, two conveyed to hospital

There was a collision between a Malaysian registered bus and five Singapore cars which took place at Woodlands Checkpoint on Sunday (2 April) at 4.30 am. According to Road.sg Facebook page, the bus driver claimed that the accident occurred due to brakes malfunctioning, causing him to collide with five cars and ending up at the divider railings. A woman in …

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Sentosa Gateway Tunnel to be opened on 27 April

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the Sentosa Gateway Tunnel will open on 27 April 2017 (Thursday) at 10am to  alleviate the current congestion experienced at the busy at-grade traffic junctions at Sentosa Gateway, Telok Blangah Road, Kampong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road, especially during evening peak hours and the weekends. The Sentosa Gateway Tunnel, is a one-way road …

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12.20pm: NSL experienced delay due to train fault

At 12.20pm today, Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced another delay, this time on its North-South Line (NSL) due to a train fault. On its Twitter account, SMRT said that there will be an additional 30 minutes of travelling time from Yishun to Bishan towards Marina South Pier. However, it noted that the train service is still available. SMRT then noted …

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