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Neyla Zannia

MINDEF boosts cyber defence with Cyber Expert Schemes and New Training School

Two new cyber expert schemes were launched on Wednesday (20 February), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced in a press release. The ministry also opened the new Cyber Defence School (CDS), which took place on the sidelines of an Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) visit to Stagmont Camp, which was hosted by Senior Minister of State for …

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Award of tender for land parcels for general agriculture at Sungei Tengah

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has announced that it awarded the tender for one land parcel for general agriculture (food) and two land parcels for general agriculture (non-food) at Sungei Tengah. According to the authority, the tender was launched on 14 June 2018 and closed on 23 August 2018, in what was said to be the first land …

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92 drug offenders arrested in CNB’s 4-day island-wide operation

92 suspected drug offenders were arrested during an island-wide operation from the morning of 11 February to the morning of 15 February 2019 by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). In a press release on Friday 15 February, CPIB stated that its officers seized about 116g of New Psychoactive Substances, 111g of cannabis, 58g of ‘Ice’, 54g of ketamine, 9g of heroin, …

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Forklift truck operator sentenced 4 months jail-term and fine of $10,863 for obtaining bribes from truck drivers

A Forklift Truck Operator employed by Cogent Container Depot Pte Ltd (“Cogent”) was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay a penalty of $10,863 for the practice of obtaining bribes from truck drivers at Cogent on Friday (15 February) In a press release, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) stated that Zhao Yucun was responsible for operating forklifts for the …

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Warm conditions to continue for the rest of February 2019

The dry and warm weather experienced over Singapore and the surrounding region in the first fortnight of the month are forecast to persist in the second half of February 2019 due to stable atmospheric conditions arising from the presence of a dry air mass over the Southeast Asia region. The Meteorological Service Singapore stated that the prevailing dry phase of the Northeast …

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Two Singaporeans detained under the Internal Security Act for alleged involvement in terrorism related activities

Two Singaporean were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in January 2019 for their alleged involvement in terrorism-related activities. In a press release on Friday (15 February), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the two men are Mohamed Kazali bin Salleh (Kazali) and Hazim Syahmi bin Mahfoot (Hazim). According to the ministry, Kazali, a 48-year-old businessman based in …

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Supply vessel Ocean Copper 2 sinks in Singapore waters

A Dominica-flagged supply vessel, Ocean Cooper 2, had capsized and sunk in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme, about 3 nautical miles from Pedra Branca within Singapore Territorial Waters in the Singapore Strait. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a press release that it received the report regarding the incident at about 7.15 am on …

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Two elderly deaths at Bedok Reservoir Rd and Hougang due to dengue, first two reported dengue-related deaths in 2019

Two elderly men who lived in Bedok Reservoir Road and Hougang passed away from dengue, announced the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Saturday (9 February). The 74-year-old man, who stayed at Bedok Reservoir Road, passed away on 3 February. While, the 77-year-old man, who stayed at Hougang Avenue 3, passed away on Thursday. The two …

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