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Daily Archives: 2017-04-05

PTC to review public transport fare adjustment formula and mechanism

The Public Transport Council (PTC) announced that it has commenced the review of the public transport fare adjustment formula and mechanism. The Council stated that it targets to complete it by the first quarter of 2018, and apply it starting from the 2018 annual Fare Review Exercise. PTC noted that the terms of reference for the review are as follows: …

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The water-penny trick that is making its rounds on the internet

A candid water-and-penny prank that has been making its rounds around the internet has brought smiles and prompted many people to mimic the innocent joke. The simple prank of putting a coin under a full (it has to be full) bottle of water and telling the other person that you'd be able to make the coin appear inside the bottle …

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Imam fined $4,000 and deported for his act of indiscretion earlier this year

Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel Abdul Malik, Chief Imam at the Jamae Chulia Mosque, is fined $4,000 for his act of indiscretion earlier this year. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the police investigated a 46-year-old Nalla, 40-year-old Syed Muhammad Khairudin Aljunied, and 40-year-old Terence Kenneth John Nunis in the case. During a Friday prayer on 6 January 2017 at the Jamae …

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Netizens ask where to hold discussion on headscarf if not the Parliament

In his Facebook post, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong commented on championing divisive issues publicly, and on Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli's "courage and conviction" in explaining to MP for Aljunied GRC Faisal Manap on why it was unwise to bring up the issue of the Muslim women headscarf. PM Lee said that some sensitive issues of race …

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Shanmugam: Govt is evaluating laws for sexual offences and abuse of minors and foreign domestic workers

The Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told Parliament on 3 April that the Government is reviewing the relevant laws applicable to sexual offences to better protect minors and foreign domestic workers from mistreatment. The minister was responding to a question delivered by MP Tin Pei Ling (MacPherson GRC) who asked whether the ministry will review the relevant legislation to …

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Ong Ye Kung : MINDEF to develop initiatives to strengthen cyber systems

Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung stated during Parliament on Monday (3 April) that as ongoing initiatives are put into place to strengthen cyber systems, MINDEF/SAF will develop better assessment tools, data analytics and content scanning engines to enhance their response to cyber-attacks, as well as review the storage of personal data on Internet systems to minimise risks of …

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Amnesty International: Authorities given broad new powers to limit or ban public assemblies and protests

Amendments to Singapore’s Public Order Act adopted by the parliament give police and other officials broad and arbitrary powers to further limit or ban public assemblies and protests, said Amnesty International on 4 April. Amnesty International is a international non-governmental organisation (NGO) focused on human rights which was founded in 1961. As of 3 April after the passing of the Public Order …

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HSA alert: Traditional herbal remedy ‘PHQ 1001 Khasiat Penawar Herba Qaseh Serata Herb’ contains undeclared potent western medicines

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) alerts members of the public not to purchase or consume ‘PHQ 1001 Khasiat Penawar Herba Qaseh Serata Herb’ as a consumer developed serious steroid induced side effects and diabetes after taking it. The product was marketed as a traditional herbal remedy for a variety of medical conditions such as pain, impotence, kidney diseases and stroke. …

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