Daily Archives: 2018-12-20

ICA blames bomb hoax, cars breaking down and rampant queue-cutting for “exacerbating” jams

Instead of addressing commuters’ concerns that the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) is not opening up more lanes to expedite the immigration process at checkpoints, ICA blamed a bomb hoax, 2 incidents of cars breaking down and rampant queue-cutting for “exacerbating” the horrific jams at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. In a statement to the media yesterday (19 Dec), ICA …

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Singaporeans spend an average of S$460 during Christmas

According to a survey by Picodi, Singaporeans spend an average of S$460 during Christmas with most of the money spent on food (43%), followed by gifts (31%) and Christmas outfits (23%). The biggest chunk of the money they spend during Christmas is on food and in average they spend S$ 196 just on it Besides that, during the year-end festive …

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Gay Adoption and Judicial Decision Making, Singapore Style

by Remy Choo Zheng Xi, Peter Low & Choo LLC UKM vs Attorney-General, the recent “gay adoption” case, is a study in difficult judicial decision making, Singapore style. In summary, a three Judge bench of the Singapore High Court allowed a Singaporean gay father’s appeal to adopt his biological son conceived of a surrogate mother. The judgment was written by …

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Two landlords fined for failing to declare rental income

Two individuals, Lim Moy Hai, 70, and Chua Kok Khoon, 48, were convicted of filing incorrect returns of income tax by omitting from their returns rental income amounting to $352,205 and $299,769 for the Years of Assessment (YAs)2011 to 2013 and 2012 to 2014 respectively. The court imposed fines on Lim and Chua of $9000 and $7500 respectively and a …

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NTUC Enterprise to follow through with acquisition of Kopitiam fully in January next year; netizens enraged by potential anti-competitive monopoly

Following the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore’s (CCCS) decision regarding the proposed acquisition of Kopitiam by NTUC Enterprise, the social enterprise operator announced on Thursday (20 Dec) that the proposed acquisition is expected to reach its completion in January next year. The CCCS clarified in a media release the same day that the proposed acquisition “will not lead to a substantial …

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SGH acknowledges shortcomings in training and assessment of competency of its nurses after a nurse administered an overdose of anesthetic 10 times the prescribed amount

It was reported in the media yesterday (19 Dec) that an elderly patient, Madam Chow Fong Heng, was accidentally given an overdose of anaesthetic 10 times the prescribed dose at SGH. The incident happened two years ago. Madam Chow, who was a dialysis patient, was admitted to SGH on 24 May, 2016. Few days later, she was found to be …

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Deloitte CFO survey shows that trade tensions temper corporate optimism for 2019

The latest edition of Deloitte’s survey of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) at Chinese firms reveals a sharp drop in sentiment. According to the 2018 Q3 survey, 82 percent of the CFOs are less optimistic about economic prospects than they were six months ago–a 52 percentage point increase from six months earlier–with rising trade protectionism seen as biggest risk. As far …

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