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Neyla Zannia

BG Kelvin Khong Boon Leong to take over as Chief of Air Force

Brigadier-General (BG) Kelvin Khong Boon Leong, currently Chief of Staff-Joint Staff (COS-JS), will take over from Major-General (MG) Mervyn Tan Wei Ming as the Chief of Air Force (CAF) on 22 March 2019. MG Mervyn Tan Wei Ming, 46, joined the SAF in 1990 and was awarded the SAF Overseas Training Award (Graduating) in 1992. According to the ministry, MG …

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MOM: Fewer workplace fatalities in 2018, but number of non-fatal injuries grew

The number of workplace fatalities fell slightly from 42 in 2017 to 41 in 2018, a record low in workplace fatalities, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced in a press release on Thursday (21 February). The ministry stated that this continues the trend of declining workplace fatalities since the Workplace Safety and Health Act was enacted in 2006, noting that …

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First SAF Inspector-General takes office on 27 February 2019

Brigadier-General (BG) Tan Chee Wee appointed to be the first Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Inspector-General (IG). In a press release on Friday (22 February), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) stated that BG Tan will assume office on 27 February 2019. Brigadier-General (BG) Tan Chee Wee, who is currently Director Joint Operations, will also concurrently assume the appointment of Chief of …

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About 1 kilogram heroin seized and five arrested in Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

A total of about 974g of heroin and 11g of ‘Ice’, estimated to be worth about S$70,000, were seized and five suspected drug offenders were arrested in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Wednesday (20 February). The bureau said in a press release on Thursday that in the pre-dawn hours of 20 February 2019, CNB officers …

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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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