Daily Archives: 2019-07-18

Arrest of 6 Myanmar nationals leads to protests at Singapore embassies in Tokyo and Washington

It was reported in the media today (‘Myanmar groups stage protests at S’pore embassies‘, 18 Jul) that Myanmar nationals sympathetic to the rebel Arakan Army (AA) staged a coordinated demonstrations outside of Singapore embassies in Tokyo yesterday and Washington on Monday. They were protesting against the Singapore Government’s arrest and deportation of leaders of the Singapore Arakan Association. The protestors …

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Professional engineer fined $50,000 for certifying 14 scissor lifts being safe for use, without examining or test

Tan Juay Pah, a 61-year-old Professional Engineer and an Authorised Examiner (AE) for Lifting Equipment (LE) registered with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) was fined $50,000 on 24 June 2019, for his failure to exercise due diligence in certifying 14 scissor lifts safe for use. Tay was convicted of five charges under the Workplace Safety and Health (“WSH”) Act, and …

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Auditor-General: Police reports filed for lapses in financial governance by MND

On Tuesday (16 July), the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) released its annual report, an audit of the government’s accounts for the 2018/2019 financial year. The report looks at the financial statements of all ministries and eight organs of state as well as nine statutory boards, four government funds, four government-owned companies, and three other accounts. Several ministries were flagged by AGO …

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Cheapest getaways for Singapore National Day weekend

by ValueChampion What are the cheapest destinations to fly to if you want to get away for Singapore National Day & Hari Raya Haji long weekend? We explore below. With National Day and Hari Raya Haji landing on Friday, August 9th and Sunday, August 11th respectively, Singaporeans will get the chance for a 4-day-long holiday. So while some people may want …

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Five affordable ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease

by ValueChampion Cardiovascular disease symptoms may not always be obvious, but they can become an expensive chronic medical issue. Find out what you should do to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most common maladies affecting Singaporeans. It’s also one of the most deadly, with a third of all deaths being attributed to …

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