Daily Archives: 2019-09-12

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

by Dessy Sagita The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming. Illegal blazes to clear land for agricultural plantations have been raging on Sumatra and Borneo islands, with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters and thousands …

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Letter: Is our government doing enough to control the cost of living?

by KT I am a 39-year-old a true-blue Singaporean, earning about $3,000* a month working as a warehouse supervisor for the past 8 years. My wife has been working part-time as a retail assistant, earning around less than $1,800 a month and retail business has been bad and she might even lose her job. The standard of living in Singapore …

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HDB launches first batch of flats for sale under new measures – 4,089 units

On Wednesday (11 September), the housing and Development Board HDB) announced the launch of 4,089 flats for sale comprising of 3,373 Build-to-Order (BTO) flats and 716 re-offered balance flats across various towns and estates. Application for the flats offered in the September 2019 BTO and ROF exercises can be made online on HDB InfoWEB from today, 11 September 2019 (Wednesday) to …

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Indonesia’s former president B J Habibie dies at 83

Indonesia’s former president B J Habibie passed away on Wednesday, 11 September at 83, according to reports. Al Jazeera reported that Habibie’s son, Thareq Kemal Habibie made the announcement to Metro TV. Habibie served as Indonesia’s president from May 1998 to October 1999, taking over for President Suharto and leading the country in a time of transition into democracy. In …

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