Daily Archives: 2019-02-12

First time that Ng Eng Hen apologised for training deaths of servicemen

“I am deeply sorry for the loss of four precious NSmen (national servicemen) in the last 17 months,” said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in a ministerial statement addressing the deaths. “MINDEF and the SAF will hold ourselves accountable for every single NSman entrusted to us.” The most recent death of national serviceman Aloysius Pang sent shock waves across the island. …

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3,739 HDB flats launched for sale

HDB launched 3,739 flats for sale on Tuesday (12 February) under the February 2019 Build-To-Order (BTO) and Re-Offer of Balance Flats (ROF) exercise, which includes 3,162 BTO units and 577 ROF units across various towns/estates. In a press release on tuesday (12 February), the Housing Development Board (HDB) stated that this is the first tranche of 15,000 BTO flats to …

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Bionix driver continued reversing in CFC Liu Kai despite repeated commands to stop, reveals Defence Minister

The Committee of Inquiry (COI) which looked into the death of full-time national serviceman Liu Kai found that the Bionix driver involved in the event continued reversing despite repeated commands to stop, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in Parliament on Monday (11 February). He added that the police are now investigating into the communications between the Bionix crew, and …

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Parliamentary questions for 12 February 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1:00pm on Tuesday, 12 February 2019, for the 90th session of the 13th Parliament. *37 oral questions and 9 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a Ministrial Statement from Minister for Health: Unauthorised Possession and Disclosure of Information from HIV Registry. At the commencement of Public Business, 2 Government …

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About 3,500 rental tenants bought first home in BTO or SBF

Around 3,500 rental tenants have bought their first home in the Build-to-Order or Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercises since 2013 with the help of various housing grants. The Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced on Sunday (10 February) that close to 2,000 of these tenants have moved into their new flat. While, the rest are waiting for the completion of their …

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MPA refutes Singapore Herald’s “false online allegations” regarding the Singapore government’s role as the “chief culprit” in the Polaris-Pireaus collision

Singapore’s Port and Maritime Authority (MPA) has issued a rebuttal against the “false online allegations” made by online publication Singapore Herald regarding the recent collision between Malaysian government vessel Polaris and Greek vessel Piraeus in the disputed waters off Tuas, insisting that “there is neither a ‘chief culprit’ nor an ‘arranged’ incident” as claimed by the blog. SH, formerly known as States Times Review, …

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