Daily Archives: 2017-11-17

SMRT Facebook page defends CEO Kuek over “fake” online report

The SMRT facebook fanpage went to the defence of its Chief Executive Officer, Desmond Kuek with a seemingly emotional Facebook post last evening in denial over contents contained within an online post that has been circulating online. In the extract of the online report, it is alleged that Kuek fired 50% of the night staff when he took over the role …

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Recommendation for Compulsory Education for children with special educational needs accepted by MOE

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it has accepted recommendations filed by the Implementation Advisory Panel (IAP) for children with special educational needs (SEN) in the areas of placement and exemption from Compulsory Education (CE). Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng appointed the IAP in November 2016 and tasked it to make recommendations to MOE on how CE …

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PSLE 2017 result to be released on 24 November

Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that the results of the 2017 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on Friday, 24 November 2017. Students may obtain their result slips from their respective primary schools from 11.00 am on 24 November 2017. Submission of Secondary 1 Options MOE stated that eligible students will receive option forms to select secondary …

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Can country clubs go enbloc?

  by Angeline C and Paul Ho 6 Nov 2017 For some of us, it is only when we go through tough times that we take time to look at our personal finances rigorously and cut off unnecessary spending. When you have enough money to let cash accumulate in your bank at near zero interest, you don’t really think much about …

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Public deserves a full account of what is going on in the MRT system

by Ghui The issues that have plagued Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in the last few years are nothing new. Despite the many statements that have been made, the problems appear unabated. In fact, they seem to be getting worse. First were the delays, then there were the train cancellations – last year 2 employees were tragically killed while doing …

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LTA: Suspension of Tuas West Extension will continue till Sunday

Land Transport Authority (LTA) reported that the disabling of the software protection feature that resulted in the 15 November 2017 train collision arose when the faulty train was transiting between the old and new signalling systems. Given this finding, LTA and SMRT have decided to isolate the operations of the Tuas West Extension for up to one month, which runs …

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