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Daily Archives: 2017-04-11

PA to present free commemorative NS50 PAssion card for national servicemen

People's Association (PA) has announced that all past and present national servicemen will be eligible for a free commemorative NS50 PAssion card long with a five-membership, to mark 50 years of national service. PA said that NS50 PAssion card is given out to help national servicemen pick up new skills, bond over interests and foster more lasting friendships at various community programmes. …

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Dr Chee Soon Juan: Goh Chok Tong’s ultimate folly

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan stressed that it was the height of irresponsibility to make a promise that the government is ill-equipped to deliver, when it concerns asset enhancement and HDB upgrading schemes. "For one thing, property prices are not determined by fiat. Much of it relies on the state of the economy," he said. Dr Chee …

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CNB seized 1kg of heroin and S$3,400 in cash at Teck Whye Lane

In a statement released by Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) today, about 1kg of heroin and S$3,400 in cash was seized from a suspected drug trafficker in a CNB operation. The drugs seized had a total estimated value of about S$64,000. The bureau said that a suspected drug trafficker, a 50-year-old male Singaporean, was observed to have driven his car into a car …

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NTU’s ‘elitist’ email to final-year students raised eyebrows and angered students and netizens

A picture of an email sent by Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) to its final-year students has garnered a strong reaction from students and netizens. In the screenshot of the email, which was first uploaded by final-year student Mr Joel Chong on Wednesday (4 April), the email asked undergraduates to provide the school with inspirational …

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ICA seized 322 cartons and 879 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes at Woodlands Checkpoint

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has seized a total of 322 cartons and 879 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes at Woodlands Checkpoint. ICA said that a Singapore-registered car was directed for further checks by officers upon arrival on 7 April at about 3.30pm. During the course of checks, ICA said that its officers detected duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in the engine compartment of the …

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Expect heavy traffic flow at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints during Good Friday holiday

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) advised travellers to expect heavy traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas particularly from Thursday, 13 April to Sunday, 16 April 2017 due to Good Friday on 14 April 2017. ICA stated that security at checkpoints remains ICA’s top priority against any potential threats to Singapore. The BioScreen system has been implemented at …

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Man in Woodlands tasered by police after refusing to drop knife

A video of a man who got tasered by police officers after he went around with a knife in his hand threatening to stab people, has been spreading online. Twitter user @Purgatory posted the videos of the incident on his Twitter account. It was said to have taken place in Woodlands on Monday (10 April) evening. The first video shows the …

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Acclaimed local directors to mentor young filmmakers in the second season of 20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project

Singapore investment company, Temasek, announced yesterday that they are having an open call for young, amateur filmmakers to participate and learn from the industry's best. They said that '20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project' will return for a second season. This season, the 20 filmmaker groups will be mentored by 10 of Singapore’s most acclaimed directors – Eric Khoo, Royston Tan, …

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Petition for AVA to revise pet shop licensing conditions regarding the display and sale of rabbits

In response to Agri-food and Veterinary Authority's (AVA) recently issued revision in licensing conditions for pet businesses, Bunny Wonderland (BW), Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and House Rabbit Society Singapore (HRSS) have asked Singaporeans to sign a petition for AVA to revise pet shop licensing conditions regarding the display and sale of rabbits. "As the 3rd most common pet …

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