Daily Archives: 2018-01-19

Equipment calibration and testing company fined $200,000 by MOM for safety lapses in fatal accident

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced to charge equipment calibration and testing company MW Group with a $200,000 fine for failing to “conduct a specific risk assessment and establish safe work procedures for the calibration and testing of an Arc Reflection System (ARS) machine prior to the accident”, resulting to a death of one of its employees due to electrocution on …

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Angsana tree beside SOTA to be removed for safety of public

School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) has announced that the Angsana tree located beside the vicinity will be removed on Sunday (21 January) for the safety of students, staff and members of public as the arborist’s report on 11 January showed that condition of the tree has deteriorated and it has significant decay and a cavity at its base. “Affectionately known to …

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Why allow taxis to have “surge pricing”?

I refer to the article “ComfortDelGro’s surge pricing option may open a can of worms” (Straits Times, 19 Jan). The article states that “But in the case of surge pricing, the “few dollars more” can amount to three or four times the normal fare. It is not uncommon to hear of a 10km ride costing $40-$50. And during a major …

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Shortened operational hours in March along all 35 East-West Line MRT stations

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced that train service hours will be shortened on selected days in March along all 35 East-West Line (EWL) MRT Stations. Shortened operational hours for the month of March will involve all 35 MRT stations along the EWL (Pasir Ris to Tuas Link, Tanah Merah to Changi Airport). In addition to shorter operational hours …

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IMDA launches public consultation to seek views on introduction of alternative dispute resolution for telecommunication and media services

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has launched a public consultation to seek views on its proposed framework for the Telecommunication and Subscription TV Mediation-Adjudication Scheme (“the Scheme”). According to the authority, the Scheme aims to introduce an alternative dispute resolution scheme for telecommunication and media services. This proposal was first unveiled in August 2016 as part of the public …

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