Daily Archives: 2018-02-09

    Police appeals for information regarding robbery at SingPost at Potong Pasir Community Club
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Singapore Police Force (SPF) appealed for information regarding a robbery at the SingPost branch located at Potong Pasir Community Club on 8 February 2018 at about 1.30pm. The police said that the male suspect, had walked into the branch wearing a white surgical mask, Read More

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    LTA to conduct in-depth island-wide noise measurement study to reduce impact of railway noise near residential areas
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that it will be doing a more in-depth island-wide noise measurement study as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of railway noise near residential areas to be used to plan for the appropriate noise mitigation Read More

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    More than 1,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Tuas Checkpoint
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers found 1,057 cartons and 10 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed within modified compartments behind the driver seat, floorboard and undercarriage of the bus on Wednesday (7 February) at about 1 pm. The authority said that its officers directed Read More

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    The mystery of “so many” IT job vacancies
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Fewer job openings in 2017, with more for PMETs: Ministry of Manpower” (Straits Times, Feb 8). The article from ST states that though the number of job vacancies declined for the third year in a row last year, Read More

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    34% of Singapore households are “in-work poverty”?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    I refer to the article “Household incomes rise in 2017, but at slower pace for bottom 50%” (Straits Times, Feb 8). It states that “From 2012 to 2017, median monthly household income from work rose by 15.5 per cent cumulatively in real terms, Read More

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    SingPass down for the second day
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Citizens took to social media to complain about the disruption of hundreds of essential e-government services, including SingPass and CorpPass which started as early as 11 am on Friday (9 February). This is the second day that the service outage has taken place. Social Read More

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    Ms Teo says initiatives like PCP have achieved its goal but didn’t reveal PCP can inflict heavy liquidated damages
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Vincent Low Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo told Channel News Asia in an interview last Tuesday (30 Jan) that the “Adapt and Grow” initiatives, which were designed to help Singaporeans affected by economic slowdown and restructuring, have achieved its goal of Read More

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    Devotee beseech SPF for resolution on music at Thaipusam, warns festival will be eradicated from how things are progressing
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Prakash Ramdas, (This post first appeared as a response to Singapore Police Force’s clarification on the incident that transpired on Thaipusam 2018) According to this post, my SPF believes a good night’s sleep for 1 resident is more important than the religious practices Read More

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    Thaipusam incident involving Hindu Endowment Board and police over singing of devotees during procession
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    A Facebook user Pradeep Thana posted an incident of the police and Hindu Endowment Board (HEB) officers who followed the devotees in Thaipusam procession held on 31 January for as long as 30 minutes, recording and questioning the participant, actions which are said Read More

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    HDB lose billions because it pays SLA land at market price?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Is the HDB making losses because it pays for land at market prices to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA)? I refer to the article “Bank Negara’s land buy sparks talk of 1MDB bailout” (Straits Times, Feb 9). The article states that “Questions are growing Read More

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