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Daily Archives: 2019-03-26

Alleged conman attacks 72-year-old man when he tried to protect his neighbour from getting cheated; Police asks him to make a magistrate’s complain

On Saturday (23 March), a 72-year-old man shared on his Facebook account the ordeal that he encountered when an alleged conman spat and punched him for protecting his neighbour from getting cheated in Toa Payoh Central. Insinhan Low Chong Bak wrote that a man who posed as a Housing and Development-approved contractor visited his house and said that his team …

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Is home ownership for everyone?

The Singapore government is planning to reach out to 1,000 HDB rental-flat families to help them buy their own flats. The scheme aims to mitigate income inequality and uplift lower-income families because “home ownership is key to providing stability and progress for families in the long run”. A Home Ownership Support Team will be set up to provide stronger, personalised …

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Fire breaks out at NUS medicine building, 1,000 people evacuated

On Tuesday morning (26 March), close to 1,000 people were evacuated after a fire broke out at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) medicine faculty building. It was reported that the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was notified of a fire at 14 Medical Drive at 11.10am. Based on NUS’s website, the address is listed online as the NUS Yong …

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Local groups call for greater freedom of expression in light of mounting charges against activist Jolovan Wham

A group of Singapore organisations have come together in a letter calling for greater freedom of expression. ‘Deeply troubled by the mounting charges’ brought against social worker and human rights advocate Jolovan Wham, these local groups have issue a letter calling for existing laws to be reconsidered. In 2017, Jolovan was charged for illegal assembly, vandalism and refusing to sign …

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Longer train intervals at selected NSL stations in April 2019 and early closure of selected EWL stations in May and June 2019

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced that it will be applying longer train intervals at selected North-South Line (NSL) stations in April 2019 and early closure of selected East-West Line stations in May and June 2019. In a press release on Monday (25 March), SMRT said that the adjustments have been made as part of the extended engineering hours in …

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“It’s her view … Focus on the economy and the people”: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, on daughter Nurul Izzah’s remarks regarding Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

Critics of Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament (MP) Nurul Izzah Anwar’s recent statement regarding Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad should instead pay attention to the current state of the Malaysian economy and society, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Anwar Ibrahim. In an interview with ST‘s executive editor Sumiko Tan for The Sunday Times, Ms Izzah spoke about how “turbulent and …

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IMDA and PA looking for seniors to help in publicity and get $100 voucher in return

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Peoples’ Association Active Ageing Council (PAAAC) are currently looking for Singaporeans or PRs aged 50 and above to sign up as the “Silver Infocomm Wellness Ambassadors” (SIWAs). They are looking for seniors who are recognised for their active IT lifestyle and have a passion to inspire and encourage their peers to take …

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Netizens not completely excited with Changi Airport Group Vice President Poh Li San’s interest on standing for the next general election as PAP candidate

Changi Airport Group Vice President for Terminal 5 Planning, Future System, Poh Li San recently announced that she would be more than happy to represent the Sembawang residents as a People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate, if given the opportunity. However, she did say it’s too early to tell if she would be offered the chance to stand in the upcoming …

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