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Daily Archives: 2017-04-04

Singapore condemns heinous terror attack at St Petersburg Metro which killed 11 and injured 45 people

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a statement that Singapore strongly condemns the heinous terror attack at the St Petersburg Metro on 3 April 2017 that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries of innocent civilians.  We convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved "We convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved families, and wish the injured a speedy recovery," …

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AVA and ICA seized illegal import of corals found at importer’s premises

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has announced that it seized an illegal import of corals at an importer’s premises on Thursday (30 March), adding that the importer is assisting AVA with investigations. Acting on a tip-off on the illegal import of hard corals, AVA and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that it worked with a logistics company to follow …

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Yee Jenn Jong: PE2017 – A missed opportunity for EP to gain acceptance?

In Yee Jenn Jong's blog post on 2 April 2017, the former Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) asked if the Presidential Election 2017 would be a missed opportunity for the President Elect to gain acceptance from Singaporeans. He wrote that if the government wishes to play safe and only have preferred persons to be in office, the Elected Presidency should …

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ComfortDelGro to introduce flat fare option on 10 April for booking through App

ComfortDelGro Taxi has announced that it will introduce a new flat fare option on 10 April 2017 for bookings made through its Application to simplify the fare structure. The company said that the new option will be made available alongside the traditional metered fare and commuters will be able to choose the one that best suits them. The flat fare option takes …

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Former PM Goh Chok Tong contradicts the Govt on how to count reserved elections

Following Dr Tan Cheng Bock's press conference last weekend, there has been heightened public discourse on the Government's curious interpretation of the following words: "the most recent 5 consecutive terms of the Elected Presidency." These words are from the latest amendments to our ever-amenable Constitution. They can be found in Article 19B, which was introduced to Parliament on 7th November …

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