Daily Archives: 2018-12-15

Neo-Feudalism in modern Singapore

by Brad Bowyer There are many more topics on the failings of the People’s Action Party (PAP) and the domestic challenges we face that they are trying to distract us from that I could cover but I thought I would finish this week’s series of articles with a note on the little-known history of the PAP. Next week I will …

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MND releases report on town councils; AHTC claims MND’s wording potentially lowers public esteem of AHTC

The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC)’s corporate governance has shown an improvement — from “red” to “amber” — despite having its most recent financial statements qualified by external auditors for the seventh consecutive year, as shown in the latest report issued by the Ministry of National Development (MND) on town council management for FY 2017 on Friday (14 Dec). AHTC’s latest …

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Tender called to install 5.5 km of railway noise barriers at 16 locations

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has called a tender to install about 5.5km of railway noise barriers at 16 new locations along elevated railway sections of the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) to reduce noise levels from passing trains by about five to 10 decibels. The authority stated in a press release on Friday (14 November) that this is the third …

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Nine offenders caught with duty-unpaid cigarettes in joint operations by Singapore Customs and HDB

Nine offenders were caught with duty-unpaid cigarettes and issued with composition sums ranging from $500 to $1,900 in two joint operations by the Singapore Customs and the Housing & Development Board (HDB) in Yishun and Sengkang on 6 and 11 December 2018 respectively. In a Facebook post on Friday (14 December), Singapore Customs stated that another offender was caught with duty-unpaid liquor, noting that …

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”Wide range of alternative sources” for Singapore’s egg supply currently available: AVA

A “wide range of alternative sources” for Singapore’s egg supply is currently available, and that includes local farms, according to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday (13 Dec). The authority’s statement was made in response to Malaysia’s Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail’s announcement regarding the country’s plans to reduce or halt the export of …

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