Martha Soezean

Public shelter exercise at Little India MRT station

Early on Tuesday (23 May), Operationally Ready National Servicemen (ORNSMen) from 12 Public Shelter and Resilience Unit of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) participated in a shelter exercise at Little India MRT station as part of their annual In-Camp Training. The exercise is aimed to enhance the operational proficiency of these ORNSmen in manning the shelter, SCDF said on …

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Ahok, Jakarta’s non-active Governor issues letter from prison

Veronica Tan, the wife of Jakarta’s non-active governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), read a handwritten letter from her husband, written in prison for his supporters after he was sentenced to two years imprisonment on 9 May. Huge crowds of Indonesian Muslims had earlier protested against the governor last December demanding for his execution in light of an edited video of his remarks on …

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Many elderly work out of need, not out of choice

The National Survey of Senior Citizens showed that senior citizens did not consider retirement an option, contrary to the myth that the elderly work to keep fit or stay active. The survey found out in 2011, more than 50 percent of elderly people continued to work to meet their living expenses. 20 percent mentioned concerns about future financial security, less …

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250 grammes of ‘Ice’ seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

Two packets of substances, believed to be ‘Ice’, were seized at the Woodlands Checkpoint, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) informed in a joint release with the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday (18 May). The packets weighed a total of about 250g, and are estimated to be worth about S$30,000. On 17 May 2017 at about 10.45am, an officer …

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Fire-fighting system along MCE tunnel accidentally activated

On Wednesday afternoon (17 May), the fire-fighting system along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) tunnel has been accidentally activated, the Land Transport Authority informed on Facebook. LTA wrote, “At 12.57pm today, the water-based fire-fighting system along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) eastbound tunnel, before the exit to Fort Road was accidentally activated.” “After verifying that there was no fire, the system …

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