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Neyla Zannia

First meeting of Working Group on maritime issues surrounding the Johor Bahru Port Limits and Singapore Port Limits

The Malaysia-Singapore Working Group, which was established by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore in relation to maritime issues surrounding the Johor Bahru Port Limits and Singapore Port Limits, had their first meeting on Monday (28 January) in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The Malaysia-Singapore Working Group established by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah and Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and was tasked to study and discuss the legal and …

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Fatal accident along Gul Road on Monday

A regular from the Tuas naval base passed away after being hit and rolled over by a bus on Monday (28 January) at around 4.30pm. TOC understands that the bus is the one ferrying servicemen from the Tuas Naval Base to a particular MRT station. The accident took place at Gul Road, as marked on the map below. SG Road Vigilante posted …

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10 liquor outlets caught selling alcohol during restricted hours in Little India

10 liquor outlets, out of 18 outlets, in Little India were caught selling alcohol during restricted hours in Little India during the enforcement operation which took place between 5 and 27 January. The police said on Monday (28 January) that three of those outlets were repeat offenders, and some had allowed customers to consume alcohol within their premises during restricted hours. …

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17 men arrested for smuggling duty-unpaid cigarettes

17 men, aged between 22 and 48, were arrested by the Police Coast Guard (PCG) and Singapore Customs for their suspected involvement in smuggling duty-unpaid cigarettes. The authorities conducted a joint operation conducted on 26 January 2019, in which 14 Indonesians and three Singaporeans were arrested at Sungei Jurong. The authorities stated that a total of 3,740 cartons and 448 packets of …

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Joseph Leong appointed to be Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) starting from 1 March

Senior civil servant Joseph Leong will be appointed Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) starting from 1 March, announced the Public Service Division (PSD) in a press release on Monday (28 January). Mr Leong, 48, who is a President’s Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) Overseas Scholarship recipient, is director at the security and intelligence division of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). The PSD …

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490 packs of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in two different cases

Two separate cases of Malaysians attempting to smuggle in duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed in their Malaysia-registered cars were foiled by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers on Wednesday (23 January). In a Facebook post on Friday, ICA stated that its officers detected anomalies in the undercarriage of the first car, driven by a 33-year-old woman. Officers found 460 packets of …

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2019 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results to be released on 31 jan

The result of the 2019 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) will be released on Thursday (31 January) at 9.00 am, announced the Ministry of Education (MOE). The ministry stated that applicants can obtain their posting results via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS), which is accessible through the JAE website and the Short Messaging System (SMS) text messages sent to the mobile phone number provided …

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