Neyla Zannia

SPF alerts public of fake SPF website

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued an advisory to alert members of the public to a fake SPF website. The Police said that a Police report was reported on 21 September 2016 by a 41-year-old woman, regarding a call received from an unknown person who claimed to be a Police officer. The woman said that the caller alleged that …

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MOE: Trained counsellors to support students with psychological and mental health-related issues

Every school has a trained school counsellor and teachers to support students with psychological and mental health-related issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and suicidal behaviours. This was an answer from the Ministry of Education (MOE) in response to questions raised by Nominated Member of Parliament, Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin. Ms Kuik asked the Acting Minister for Education, Ng Chee Meng, the following …

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Authorities urged to implement regulations for PMDs users

A total of eight questions were posed to the Minister of Transport by the Members of Parliament regarding the issue of the using of Personal Mobile Devices (PMD) and bicycles on 10 October. The large number of questions is a result of the hike in numbers of accident involving PMDs and bicycles and  complaints from members of the public who found users …

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Standardised centralised training for new bus captains

Singapore Bus Academy (SBA), which was officially opened on Monday (17 October), will conduct a standardised centralised training to complement the existing training efforts of individual operators to ensure a consistent service delivery standard across the bus industry workforce. Starting from 31 October 2016, the first batch of about 30 trainees will take the Enhanced Vocational Licence Training Programme, which …

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HSA: Possible adverse effects from consumption of ‘LifeSparks 100% Natural Pain Relief Supplement’

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) issues advisory to members of the public to not purchase or consume two health products that are sold locally; ‘LONGRED Oyster-x’ and ‘LifeSparks 100% Natural PAIN RELIEF SUPPLEMENT’. HSA states that the two products were tested to contain several undeclared potent ingredients, including prescription only medicines which are disallowed in all complementary health products. HSA …

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Why train operators find it hard to hire more rail engineers

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) and SBS Transit (SBST), together with The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that almost 1,000 rail engineers are needed due to the improvement of service standards as the rapid expansion of the rail network. They said that to make the job more appealing, salaries, training, and opportunities for promotion have been improved. The operators acknowledged that …

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