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Daily Archives: 2018-12-06

A Charity, but why has Singapore Environment Council not posted its financial returns on its website for public scrutiny?

As a registered charity with an Institution of Public Character (IPC), the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) should be displaying their annual financial returns and statements on their website for public scrutiny. However, a check on their website has shown that the last statement which was uploaded was put up for the financial year ending 2016. The annual statement of accounts …

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MND releases first half of 2019 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme

The Ministry of National Development (MND) on Thursday (6 Dec), said it has decided to moderate the total supply of private residential units for the first half of 2019 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme as the the demand of private housing units has started to moderate. it stated that the Government will continue to monitor the property market closely and adjust …

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Nas of Nas Daily is starting his own company in San Francisco next year

Isreali Facebook blogger Nas Daily started with a simple challenge: make one video a day for 1000 days. In a short time, Nas’ daily one-minute videos became a hit, garnerning millions of views only hours after being uploaded and shared over thousands of times by viewers all around the world. Part of the draw is that he films all around …

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Governments, authorities, and political parties decide if elections are “free and fair”, not tech firms such as Facebook: Facebook’s EMEA vice president for public policy

While tech giants such as Facebook want to do what is necessary using the tools they have engineered in order to contribute to a democratic and just election process in the age of online disinformation surrounding politics, Facebook's vice president for public policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa Richard Allan said that ultimately the governments and political parties of …

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Broadband in Singapore is the cheapest per megabit per month in the world

Cable.co.uk, with the assistance of international consumer insight consultancy BVA BDRC, analysed 3,303 fixed-line broadband deals in 195 countries that were gathered between 15 August and 20 September 2018. According to their analysis, Singapore’s broadband offers rank it as 118th most expensive in the world and 10th most expensive in Asia with an average monthly package price of USD50.43 (S$68.45). …

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Woman fined $4,500 for failure in duty of care and pet abandonment

A 27-year-old woman was fined $2,000 for pet abandonment and $2,500 for failure in duty of care, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) announced in a press release on Wednesday (5 December). In May 2018, the authority was alerted to a case where a male ginger cat was found abandoned at the void deck of Block 815C Choa …

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SPF warns public of fake letters sent in its name

The police has warned members of the public to be wary if they received fake letters purportedly sent by a Police officer in which the recipients were asked to report to a Police station on a specific date to assist in the investigations of an offence. Singapore Police Force (SPF) announced in Facebook post on Wednesday (5 December) that the letters …

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