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Daily Archives: 2018-01-04

CASE: Consumer protection laws may not apply if consumers agree to a business’s request to visit their homes

Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) has announced in an advisory on Thursday (4 January) that consumer protection laws may not apply if consumers agree to a business's request to visit their homes to promote their goods or services. The Singapore's consumer watchdog stated that it handled 117 complaints involving door-to-door sales between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2017, adding that 30 …

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Six tips to protect yourself from AirBnB scams

by Singsaver.com.sg The popularity of Airbnb also means scammers like to target their unsuspecting customers. Here are 6 ways to protect yourself. You may recall how a Singaporean woman was scammed out of almost S$52,000, by scammers who created a spoof Airbnb website. Now we all love Airbnb as a great way to save money, and to find locations more convenient than …

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Former Keppel Offshore & Marine CEO named in Brazilian court was also named in UK bribery case in SG court

by Vincent Low Last week, news broke that Keppel Offshore & Marine was involved in a mega bribery case in Brazil. The whistleblower is a Brazilian, Mr Skornicki, working for Keppel as its agent. Keppel at first issued public statements to deny everything but later acknowledged that "certain transactions associated with Mr. Skornicki may be suspicious".Finally, US and Brazilian authorities …

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SIA makes U-turn on its plan to charge credit card fees for flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced in a sale circular that after further review it has decided to cancel the plan to charge credit card fees for flights departing from Singapore booked under certain classes. The circular was announced soon after the company received backlash from members of the public regarding the implementation of the credit card fees. Earlier this week, SIA stated …

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Sailor Cheryl Teo gets Olympic boost from Chiam See Tong foundation

2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medallist Cheryl Teo has received an Asian Games 2018 and Tokyo 2020 boost from the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation. After applying for funding support in her quest to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the 19-year-old received her New Year gift from Mr Chiam See Tong on 30 December 2017 at the Toa …

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Grace Fu requests Leon Perera to apologise for comments on edited Parliamentary videos

Leader of the House, Grace Fu has called on Workers’ Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Leon Perera to apologise to Parliament during upcoming Monday’s sitting for making false allegations that national broadcaster Mediacorp had deliberately edited and removed certain parts of a Parliamentary footage. In a letter to Mr Perera dated Wednesday (Jan 3), issued from the Ministry of …

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Train withdrawn along North-South Line causes service disruption

Yet another disruption in train service took place along the North-South Line (NSL) on Wednesday evening (3 Jan 2018) due to a train being withdrawn at Jurong East MRT station. No announcement was made by transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) but a tweet from R Z Z who was stuck at Jurong East MRT station (Platform A) at …

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