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Neyla Zannia

Driver arrested for attempting to smuggle a man out of Singapore illegally

A 25-year-old male Indian national was found hidden in a luggage compartment of a registered bus at the Tuas checkpoint, after an officer at the checkpoint, stopped a departing Malaysia-registered bus driven by a male Malaysian for checks at the checkpoint on 14 October 2018 at about 9.20 pm. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) shared that the officer then spoke to the …

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Man arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade

A 21-year-old man was arrested for suspected importation and possession of counterfeit bags, wallets and watches for the purpose of trade, Singapore Customs (SC) announced in a joint press release with Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Monday (15 October). In the release, it was said that SC officers inspected two consignments at a warehouse at Woodlands Industrial Park and found …

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Singapore’s GDP grew by 2.6 percent in the third quarter of 2018

The Singapore economy grew by 2.6 percent on a year-on-year basis in the third quarter of 2018, moderating from the 4.1 percent growth in the previous quarter based on advance estimates. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on last Friday that the economy expanded by 4.7 percent, faster than the 1.2 percent growth in the preceding quarter on …

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Singapore and Indonesia signs bilateral investment treaty to promote stronger economic ties

Singapore and Indonesia has signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday (11 October). In a press release on Thursday, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) shared that the Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat …

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New scheme to certify engineers to conduct Energy Efficiency Opportunities Assessments

The National Environment Agency (NEA) and The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) have jointly launched a new scheme to certify engineers for their technical expertise and experience in improving the energy performance of industrial processes, systems and equipment. Announced at at the 8th edition of the Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Awards by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the …

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Death of Singapore Armed Forces Regular Serviceman in Brunei

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman passed away after being hit by a falling tree branch in Brunei on Tuesday (9 October). In a press release on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) stated that 3rd Warrant Officer (3WO) Muhammad Sadikin Bin Hasban, 33,  was hit while supervising contractors performing maintenance work at a helicopter evacuation site at 08.27 am. It …

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New Southbound Lornie Highway highway to open on 28 October

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the southbound section of the Lornie Highway has been completed and will be open to traffic on Sunday (28 October), which is parallel to Lornie Road and facilitates traffic flow from the existing Thomson Road/Lornie Road towards the Pan Island Expressway (PIE)/Adam Road/Farrer Road. In a press release on Thursday (11 October), LTA …

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Four men arrested for selling duty-unpaid cigarettes via WeChat

Four Chinese nationals, were arrested in separate operations on 8 October 2018 for selling duty-unpaid cigarettes via the WeChat mobile app. In a press release on Thursday (11 October), Singapore Customs (SC) stated that its officers arrested the first man in Bedok Reservoir Road. The man was carrying a paper bag containing 10 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes. Investigations revealed that …

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