Daily Archives: 2019-11-13

Parents voice disappointment over PMD footpath ban as they use the device to send their kids to school

After Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min announced an overnight ban of electric scooters on all footpaths in Singapore last Monday (4 November), it resulted in instant disappointment, especially among those who use the device as their livelihood tool like food delivery workers. As such, more than 300 food-delivery riders turned up at Anchorvale Community Centre …

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Fresh faces of the PAP emphasise need for rebuilding trust of the public

Noting that the residents of Aljunied GRC are aware of the situation on the ground and are capable of making their own decisions, People’s Action Party (PAP) Paya Lebar branch chair Alex Yeo said that PAP activists on the ground will just “concentrate and continuing to serve them”. Speaking at the PAP65 Awards and Convention, the lawyer who has chaired …

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Amaravati project terminated due to “change in scenario”: Sembcorp

A mixed development project with the Andhra Pradesh government in its new capital city in Amaravati has been terminated due to a “change in scenario”, according to Sembcorp Industries. The Business Times reported Sembcorp as saying on Tue (11 Nov) that the costs incurred so far by the Amaravati Capital City Start-up Area project amount to “a few million dollars”, …

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GrabFood delivery riders using PMDs can apply for a $1000 trade-in grant with Grab after purchasing an alternative device

Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min announced in Parliament last week (4 November) that personal mobility devices (PMDs) will be banned from footpaths starting 5th November. The move sparked outcry from PMD users, especially those who rely on the devices for their jobs as food delivery partners. According to the Ministry of Transport (MOT), there are …

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DPM Heng Swee Keat lauds seven Singapore Youth Award recipients, encourages youths to continue shaping the future via SG Youth Action Plan

The nation’s highest accolade for youth, the Singapore Youth Award (SYA), was presented to seven individuals at the SYA 2019 Presentation Ceremony held at the Istana by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. The seven individuals were Mr Cho Ming Xiu, Ms Alecia Neo, Dr Neo Mei Lin, Mr Sheik Farhan Bin Sheik Alau’ddin, Ms …

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PM Lee addresses PAP politicians as “elites”, warns against allowing discord to take place with “the masses” in S’pore

At the PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo last Sun (10 Nov), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed some 2,500 People’s Action Party (PAP) activists as being among the “elite” in Singapore. PM Lee, who is also the ruling party’s secretary-general, warned party activists against allowing the seeds of discord to be planted between itself and the people …

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Singapore can be “easily torn apart” if society is not cohesive, people vote for political system that can’t fix the difference and move forward: Chan Chun Sing

On Monday (11 November), the Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that a “strong, stable coherent political system” is required to stimulate confidence in the economy. Speaking in an interview with Channel News Asia, Mr Chan said that this would open the door for Singapore to attract “strong economic investments, creation of good jobs, helping everybody move …

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Over 300 PMD riders attend Lam Pin Min’s meet-the-people session; MP says the ban stays to restore safety of the majority

On 12 November, over 300 food-delivery riders turned up at Anchorvale Community Centre for a meet-the-people session with Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min to talk about the recent ban on personal mobility devices being used on footpaths which has affected the livelihood of many people. The session was moved from Anchovale Link at the last …

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