Daily Archives: 2018-06-02

Enhanced CECA between S’pore and India officially recognizes Indian nursing degrees

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) released a public statement yesterday (1 Jun) announcing that Singapore and India have “successfully” concluded the second review of the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). “Today, in the presence of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Loh Khum Yean, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Trade and …

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Overly optimistic about KL-Sin HSR because of saliency bias, affect heuristic and technology fetish

by Prof Donald Low Read this for the closest real-life comparator of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail. The long and short of it is that the 350 km Taiwan HSR, which was conceived originally as a fully privately financed, Build-Operate-Transfer project, fell well short of ridership and financial expectations. Very soon, it required the Taiwanese government to refinance its loans so …

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Fifteen terror suspects nabbed by the Malaysian police for plotting attacks

15 terror suspects were nabbed by the Malaysian police for plotting various attacks in the country, including driving into non-Muslim voters during the 14th General Election (GE14) and fire-bombing non-Muslim worship places. Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on Friday (1 June) that one of the 15 nabbed was a Malaysian secondary school student aged 17, who had plans …

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