Daily Archives: 2017-10-12

SMRT maintenance Vice-President replaced, news source reports inadequate maintenance of water-pumping system behind tunnel flooding

According to Straits Times, local train operator SMRT has announced through an internal circular that its vice-president of maintenance will be replaced. This change in appointment comes after the recent flooding incident at its train tunnel at Bishan. LTA had earlier disclosed that a malfunctioning water-pumping system was behind the underground tunnel flooding that started on Saturday evening that interrupted train services …

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Possible pitfalls when you DIY a property transaction

Co-authored by Mr. Ku Swee Yong, Co-founder of HugProperty with Janice Chin Li Ping, undergraduate from the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore Self-service property websites lure property buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants (let us collectively address them as “Clients”) with the bait of substantial savings in agents’ fees. The proliferation of self-service portals and mobile applications has …

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Security guard billed with huge medical bills from private hospital

It has been reported by Straits Times that a security guard, Mr Thomas Lukose, suffered a heart attack at Gleneagles Hospital and he was billed by the hospital for a staggering sum of $78,000. His family now appealing for funds from the public to help to pay off his bill. According to the Straits Times, the man was on night duty …

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2017 Online Journalism Awards honour media organisations’ coverage on leaked data, prison reform and undue police force

Superlative reporting on leaked data, prison reform and undue police force led coverage that garnered top honors for 29 media organizations Saturday night at the 2017 Online Journalism Awards, which closed the Online News Association Conference.  The Online Journalism Awards™ (OJAs), launched in May 2000, are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world. At …

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Amnesty International: Executions continue in flawed attempt to tackle drug crime, despite limited reforms

Singapore’s continued reliance on mandatory death sentences, which violate international law, has meant that dozens of low level drug offenders have been sent to death row in recent years, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Cooperate or Die also reveals how death penalty reforms introduced in 2013, while reducing the number of people sentenced to death, do not …

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