Daily Archives: 2018-01-15

Tougher penalties kick in for PMD users caught riding on roads

Tougher penalties kick in for PMD users caught riding on roads came into effect on Monday (15 January), as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) strengthens regulations and enhances its penalty regime to deter errant use of PMDs. In its statement earlier, LTA said that it is an offence under the Road Traffic Act to ride PMDs on roads, including expressways. “PMD …

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Singapore seeking to extradite Standard Chartered robber currently detained in UK

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) have announced that David James Roach, the suspect in the Standard Chartered Bank robbery case of 7 July 2016, has been detained by UK authorities on 11 January 2018 (UK time) pursuant to a request from Singapore. In a joint statement, they stated that since his arrest by the Thai authorities in July …

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Malaysia PM to visit Singapore for the eighth Singapore-Malaysia leaders’ retreat

Malaysia Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Singapore from Monday (14 January) to Tuesday to meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for the eighth Singapore-Malaysia leaders’ retreat. According to theMinistry of Foreign Affairs, the leaders are scheduled for bilateral discussions and to witness the signing of a bilateral agreement for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Johor Baru and Singapore. Coordinating …

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Why do we give HDB “citizen top-up” money, to new citizens?

According to the HDB’s web site – “Citizen Top-Up” is a $10,000 housing subsidy that is given to eligible Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident (SC/SPR) households when a qualifying household member becomes a Singapore Citizen. It is available to any of the following SC/SPR households who have: Paid a premium of $10,000 for the purchase of an HDB flat direct from Housing Development …

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Service disruption along East West Line on Monday morning with no official announcement from SMRT

A service disruption took place on Monday morning (15 Jan) along East West Line; Photos from commuters show awaiting passengers being packed at Jurong East Station platform. No announcement was made by transport operation SMRT over the delays on Monday. At 7:22am, a commuter, J tweeted her disappointment with the SMRT: https://twitter.com/xfjhi/status/952682281134534656 Other commuters’ tweets followed: [EWL] delay Currently at Tiong …

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Flooding episode: Masagos asks S’poreans to gear up for Year of Climate Action by reducing greenhouse gas emissions

by Vincent Low Last Monday (8 Jan), Singapore experienced heavy flooding in many places due to heavy downpour. The eastern part of Singapore was heavily hit. Many Singaporeans also shared photos and videos on social media showing the severity of flooding with many places under water. The Public Utility Board (PUB) issued statements saying that it had activated operations teams to …

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