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Daily Archives: 2017-12-13

MOM: Growth in local employment is likely to remain positive

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its latest statement on the labour outlook has commented that the labour market has continued to improve in the third quarter of 2017, with the drop in total employment in this period being lower than that in the two previous quarters, and affected mostly foreign workers. As a result, MOM stressed that the growth in …

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World organisations: Myanmar must prioritize protection of civilians in Rakhine state, address the roots of the conflict

A statement signed by over 108 civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals addressed to Myanmar and ASEAN calls for Myanmar to cease violence against and abuses of unarmed civilians in Rakhine State and the other conflict areas such as northern Shan and Kachin States and ASEAN to prioritize immediate dialogue between Burma/Myanmar and other ASEAN members on Rohingya issue with the aim to …

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Singapore ambassador to Indonesia rebuts comments on Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR)

A Singapore ambassador has written a letter to rebut statements made by two former top Indonesian air force officials regarding the Republic’s control of Indonesian airspace above the Riau Islands, that it "misrepresented facts" in linking the issue to sovereignty. In a Facebook post on the Facebook page of Singapore’s embassy in Jakarta on Tuesday (12 December), a letter from Singapore's ambassador …

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Baby girl born during GrabCar ride in Singapore

Mr Mohammad Fazli Bin Omar picked up two passengers on 21 November, 2.42am but little did he expect the ride to end with three passengers. Mr Reuben Chow and Mdm Cindy Lim became parents to a baby girl in the backseat of Mr Mohammad's Toyota Altis, on the way to Mount Alvernia Hospital. "I booked a GrabCar as my wife …

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Delay on Downtown line on Tuesday evening due to signalling fault

The Down Town Line (DTL) experienced delays due to signalling fault at Tampines station on Tuesday evening.  Commuters were left wondering for an hour odd for the cause of delay as the SBS transit, did not announce the cause of the delay immediately. A commuter, Daniel Lim tweeted at 6:34pm stating that the DTL stopped for a while: “DTL stopping for …

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Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme for first half of 2018 launched with 6 confirmed and 9 reserved list sites

The Government has announced the first half 2018 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme, which comprises six Confirmed List sites and nine Reserve List sites which can yield about 8,045 private residential units and 63,960 sqm gross floor area (GFA) of commercial space. In a press release by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA, it said that the six Confirmed List sites are private …

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llaollao has its 29 establishments in Singapore closed by its local partner

Spanish frozen yogurt chain llaollao has announced on its Facebook page that the company with which it has been developing its brand in Singapore has unilaterally decided to close all the establishments in the country and reopen them under the Yolé Frozen Yogurt brand. It wrote that the closing of the 29 establishments in Singapore is very disappointing after so …

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Human Rights Watch: Laws chill free speech and assembly

International human rights organisation, Human Rights Watch call for the end of repressive prosecutions, regulations, and civil suits (Kuala Lumpur, December 13, 2017) – The Singapore government’s use of overly broad criminal laws, oppressive regulations, and civil lawsuits severely curtails freedom of speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. “Singapore promotes itself as a modern nation and a …

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Singapore lifting car warranty restrictions: A game changer for car owners?

by Value Penguin On 11 Dec 2017, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) announced that it will soon be lifting warranty restrictions that require car owners to get their cars serviced only at predesignated workshops. By freeing drivers to service their cars at any workshops of their choice without worrying about losing the warranty on their cars, this measure is meant to make …

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