Daily Archives: 2019-01-31

Police car clamped for parking illegally at a private property

It’s normal to see cars being clamped by authorities. But what is abnormal is when you see a police car being clamped for parking at a wrong spot. Facebook user Ng Fark Yew shared on Wednesday (30 January) a photo on his Facebook account of a police car’s tyres locked by authorities. It appears that the car was parked at …

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SCDF paramedics to be equipped with Body-Worn Cameras starting from 1 February

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics will be progressively equipped with Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs), which is is a compact device worn over the ear, starting from Saturday (1 February 2019). In a press release on Thursday (31 January), SCDF said that it expects to roll out the BWCs to all paramedics by 2020. The authority said that the use of the …

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Farquhar, not Raffles, should be credited for Singapore’s early success

During the launch of the book commemorating Singapore’s bicentennial, 200 Years of Singapore and the United Kingdom, Ambassador-at-large Tommy Koh said that Major-General William Farquhar did more for the success of Singapore than Sir Stamford Raffles The book features a collection of essays by scholars, historians and subject specialists from Singapore and the UK about Singapore’s journey over two centuries. …

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MINDEF clarifies safety record and SOPs for Self-Propelled Howitzer, convenes COI to probe into CFC (NS) Aloysius Pang’s death

Following the death of Singaporean actor and reservist Corporal First Class (National Service) Aloysius Pang on Wednesday (23 Jan) after sustaining serious injuries while carrying out repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) in New Zealand, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has issued a clarification regarding the safety record and standard operating procedures (SOP) of the SSPH. In a statement …

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Recent data breaches have tarnished Singapore’s image as tech innovator

The country’s ‘smart nation’ portal says ‘Data is the new currency, and with open data, the possibilities are endless!’ Singapore has long been pushing this island as a technology hub and the government is constantly championing greater use of technology in various sectors to increase efficiency. Unfortunately, two major data breaches have tarnished Singapore’s tech-savvy image. In 2018, Singapore’s health …

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Real reason Raffles founded Singapore: To protect British interests in its lucrative opium trade with China

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the Singapore Bicentennial celebration at the Asian Civilisation Museum on Mon (28 Jan). Straits Times reported it as 1819 marked the start of a modern and multicultural Singapore (‘1819 marked start of modern, multicultural Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong‘, 28 Jan). Although a thriving seaport existed in Singapore as early as the 14th Century, it …

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Jeanne-Marie Ten: Appointment of former NUS Vice-Provost Lily Kong as President of SMU “is very wrong”

Former NUS student in 12-yr entanglement with University disappointed over former Vice-Provost Lily Kong’s appoinment as SMU president after having exercised “poor judgement” in terminating MA candidature The subsequent appointment of former National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-Provost Lily Kong as the President of Singapore Management University (SMU) “is very wrong”, given that she “does not appear to have to …

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Orchard Road may receive a facelift and be pedestrianised

As part of the Government’s wider plans to rejuvenate the well-known shopping belt in Singapore, a stretch of Orchard Road near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station may be pedestrianised in the future, which could be used as an open play area or an ad-hoc event venue for festivals and fashion shows. The move of closing the stretch of road between Buyong …

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